Struggling with my a level English language coursework Watch
Hi guys I’m doing my language investigation coursework and I’m struggling to annotate my work.ive chosen to analyse an interview.does anyone know what language features I could look for especially in an interview? Anyone who has done this before please help,I’m already behind 😢
Look at politeness features (Brown and Levinson) These will depend greatly on context.
Look at breakdowns in communication, specifically pauses or overlaps. If two people speak at the same time, can you explain why it happened at that point? How was it resolved?
You could analyse the transcript using gender theory, seeing whether the speakers match the stereotypes for their gender.
The key feature will be context. What is the purpose of the interview, and what is the relationship between the speakers? A police interview will have completely different language features to someone being questioned on the Graham Norton show.