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Microphone Transitions as a Gestural Practice in Dyadic Television Interviews
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this research is to discuss the specificity of the microphone as a gestural tool through which the sequence organization of media two-party interviews is accomplished. The study focuses on the practical communicative problems of microphone operations in a media setting where the parties have alternating turns, and addresses the question of who of the participants speaks next and for how long. It is particularly concerned with investigating what the participating parties can do with the microphone, what it accomplishes, and how it is used as a tool for interaction with an audience. We particularly focus on how microphone moves can make use see how how people orient to emergent content structures in talk, and how microphone performs as a device for confirmation of verbal turns.

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2011. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Conversation analysis, gestural practices, multimodal resources, microphone transitions, sequence organization, TV interview
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73751ISRN: LIU-IKK/MPLCE-A--11/08--SEOAI: diva2:476777
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Master's Programme in Language and Culture in Europe
2011-10-12, ESA:s konferensrum ( rum 4331), hus Key, Linköpings universitet, Campus Valla, 581 83, Linköping, 13:16 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-12 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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