Nieuwsfilmfragmenten in politieke televisie-interviews in talkshows. Een conversatie-analytisch onderzoek naar de effecten van een filmvertoning op de eerste vraag-antwoordsequentie

Jesper Verhoef, C. Sauer

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News video clips in political interviews in TV talk shows. A conversation analysis
of the effects of the screening of a film on the first question-answer sequence
This contribution deals with the effects of the increasing use of video clips on
television interviews with politicians, in particular concerning the realisation
of question-answer sequences after the screening of a video clip. It investigates how these clips support interviewers to achieve their main goal: to
solicit newsworthy information in a manner that is comprehensible and
attractive to TV viewers. A corpus of interview excerpts with video clips in a
Dutch daily late-night talk show demonstrates that video clips can be an
addition to or even a substitution of verbal options to fulfil five functions of
political interviewer talk. It is shown how video clips are able to establish and
disclose shared knowledge (common ground), secure topical focus, help
maintain interviewer-neutralism, amplify the ‘liveliness’ of the interview and
prevent politicians from being evasive in adversarial cases
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)243-283
Number of pages43
JournalTijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing (Assen)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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