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1st Edition

The Microanalysis of Political Communication
Claptrap and Ambiguity

ISBN 9781138882317
Published February 9, 2015 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This analysis of political speeches and televised political interviews in the UK, based on the Annual Party Conferences (1996-2000) and the last five general elections (1983-2001), evaluates the interview skills of politicians and political interviewers, investigates how and why politicians equivocate and handle interruptions and examines the nature of applause, both invited and uninvited, in political speeches.

Table of Contents

Part I: Political Speeches
Part II: Televised Political Interviews

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Peter Bull is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of York. He is the author of fifty academic publications principally concerned with the microanalysis of interpersonal communication. These include several books, the most recent of which is Communication Under the Microscope: The Theory and Practice of Microanalysis (Psychology Press, 2002).