The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House
This book examines the relationship between the White House, in the person of its press secretary, and the press corps through a linguistic analysis of the language used by both sides. A corpus was compiled of around fifty press briefings from the late Clinton years. A wide range of topics are...
To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge
A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk
Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics
The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ‘laughter-talk’ (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington...
Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge