By Lidia Tanaka

Record of abbreviations and conventions XI; checklist of knowledge transcription conventions XII; Romanization of eastern: Hepburn procedure XIII; checklist of tables XV; checklist of figures XVI; bankruptcy 1; creation 1; Theoretical framework three; The research of discourse three; Discourse research: Speech act thought three; dialog research five; Turntaking.

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Television Asahi is linked to the Asahi Shinbun, Oobunsha (a publishing company) and Tooei (a ªlm production company). This network’s programs are diverse: cartoons, Japanese ‘Westerns’ and a very successful news program are among their strengths. Japanese television interviews The organization of television in Japan is similar to Britain, although the types of programs are more in line with the United States (Reischauer, 1977). Japanese television interviewing follows the same pattern as the types already mentioned (interviewing witnesses and ‘experts’, both as part of a news program, political interviews, cultural interviews).

Today top Saturday cop-polite c. kyoo wa doyoobi degozaimasu. ’ The ªrst example can be used only towards somebody younger or of lower status. It can also be used in casual conversation between intimate friends or family members. The second utterance has a wider usage and can be used towards strangers, acquaintances, or when one’s relationship to the hearer is not known. The last utterance is used towards superiors and in formal situations. As Matsumoto explains, one important feature that deªnes the style is one’s relation to the hearer, and this cannot be fully understood via a theory that considers negative politeness as an exclusive strategy.

Maynard, 1992) and language in court (Drew, 1984b, 1992). ‘Institutional’ language refers to exchange in settings where at least one participant represents the institution they work for. In this setting, the talk is goal oriented and there are several constraints (Drew and Heritage, 1992). These aspects are explained and expanded in Chapter 2, but needles to say they shape ‘institutional’ interactions and distinguish them from ordinary conversations. The turn-taking procedures are the most basic aspects and are intrinsically related to the role allocation and power asymmetry.

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