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Conversation analysis and the study of sociohistorical change

  • We reflect on the affordances and challenges of interactional data in the analysis of long-term institutional change. To this end we draw on our studies of direct encounters between journalists and politicians in news interviews and presidential news conferences and in particular the use of question design as a window into the evolution of journalistic norms and press-state relations over time and the causal antecedents of such change. All analyses that incorporate a concern with environing contexts of interactional change impose certain burdens of empirical demonstration on the researcher. Here we consider three analytic issues that arise in the kind of historical-institutional analysis we have been pursuing: (a) controlling for the situational context, (b) pinpointing the locus of change, and (c) validating indicators of change. Data are in English.

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Author:Steven E. ClaymanGND, John HeritageORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Research on Language and Social Interaction: Longitudinal CA: How interactional practices change over time
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Editor:Simona Pekarek Doehler, Arnulf Deppermann
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/06/24
GND Keyword:Fernsehinterview; Interaktion; Journalismus; Konversationsanalyse; Längsschnittuntersuchung; Pressekonferenz
First Page:225
Last Page:240
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich. / Due to copyright reasons the full-text of the article is not freely accessible.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:nein
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt