Constructing knowledge : epistemic practices in three television interview genres

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dc.contributor.author Koskela, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-30T13:19:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-30T13:19:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-39-4507-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37026
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-4507-7 en
dc.description.abstract This study analyses epistemic practices in broadcast television interviews, focusing on three different interview genres: celebrity interviews, sports interviews and political interviews. In the analysis I examine the linguistic and interactional practices that are used to construct knowledge in the interviews. These practices include mobilization of different types of knowledge, use of assessments to invite first-hand knowledge, negotiation of epistemic stances while disaligning with the question, and use of assessments for claiming or contesting epistemic rights to authority and expertise. The study comprises four articles and a summary. Article I focuses on celebrity interviews and analyzes how different types of knowledge can be invoked by the participants in a way that enables them to manage the level of intimacy of the interview. Article II explores the interviewers´ use of assessments and evaluations in sports interviews in eliciting athletes´ personal experience regarding their preceding performance. Article III examines political interviews, focusing on instances where politicians, in their answering turns, resist some aspect of the question and negotiate an independent epistemic stance. Article IV also investigates political interviews, concentrating on assessments embedded in questioning sequences. The results of article IV show how assessments contribute to the negotiation of institutional identities and rights to knowledge and authority. The data consists of interviews where English is used as a common language between participants who come from different linguistic backgrounds. This study contributes to the literature on second language interaction by bringing new insights into how second language interaction is conducted in the media, a public sphere of society. The results of this study provide new information on how knowledge is socially constructed and negotiated in different interview genres as part of, and often embedded in, actions that characterize those genres.
dc.format.extent Verkkokirja.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseries Jyväskylä studies in humanities;1459-4331 ;163.
dc.relation.isversionof ISBN 978-951-39-4506-0
dc.subject.other epistemics
dc.subject.other broadcast interaction
dc.subject.other television interviews
dc.subject.other conversation analysis
dc.subject.other English as a common language
dc.title Constructing knowledge : epistemic practices in three television interview genres
dc.type Diss. fi
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-951-39-4507-7
dc.subject.ysa keskustelunanalyysi
dc.subject.ysa haastattelut
dc.subject.ysa tietoteoria
dc.subject.ysa televisio-ohjelmat
dc.subject.ysa vuorovaikutus
dc.subject.ysa kielenkäyttö
dc.subject.ysa englannin kieli
dc.subject.kota 612
dc.subject.kota 518
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Humanistinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Humanities en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi

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