The main articles available on this weblog are listed below in reverse chronological order. Click on the title to go to the article.
Can the length of pause between question and answers in an interview give away the intentions of the interviewee?
How did Michael Gove account for his change of mind in running for the Conservative party leadership?
A look at how slips of the tongue sometimes occur when speaking and the repair procedure.
A phonological analysis of some of the articulations of “Order order!” by the Speaker of the House of Commons.
A CA analysis of a political interview illustrating the use of conflictual questions and equivocation.
A look at how politicians in the House of Commons use hesitation as a strategic device.
A look at how members of the chamber in the House of Commons can use a particular background comment as a rhetorical device in support of the current speaker during PMQs.
This article lists and discusses the various background noises used by the members of the chamber during PMQs as support for the current speaker.