Řečnické otázky v televizních diskusních pořadech

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Title:Řečnické otázky v televizních diskusních pořadech
Creators:
Mrázková, Kamila; karhanova at ujc dot cas dot cz; Ústav pro jazyk český AV ČR, Letenská 4, Praha 1, 118 51, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 71, 3, pp. 192-215
Uncontrolled Keywords:rhetorical question, communicative functions, media talk, conversation analysis, context

Abstract

The article analyzes the usage of so-called rhetorical questions in Czech televised debates about politics or other public topics such as culture. The author considers a rhetorical question to be an utterance which has the form of an interrogative, but whose communicative function is that of a statement, or – to be more exact – a statement which contains some personal commitment of the speaker, i.e. an opinion, argument, accusation, reproach, self-defense, etc. As the understanding of an utterance as a rhetorical question depends on its context, mainly on the knowledge the communicative partners share, the analysis focuses on the features of the context which are relevant for communicants in deciding whether an utterance is a rhetorical question or a genuine one. The analysis reveals that the rhetorical question is a common device used by both the guests and the hosts of these programs, even though the strict observance of the media debtes’ rules should exclude using it. Contrary to the commonly-held opinion, which is also reflected in much of the literature, the analysis shows that there could be answers to rhetorical questions in a dialogue, and, in fact, an answer could even be required by the dialogue participants.

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Title:Řečnické otázky v televizních diskusních pořadech
Translated title:Rhetorical questions in televized debates
Creators:
Mrázková, Kamila; karhanova at ujc dot cas dot cz; Ústav pro jazyk český AV ČR, Letenská 4, Praha 1, 118 51, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:rhetorical question, communicative functions, media talk, conversation analysis, context
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:71
Number:3
Page Range:pp. 192-215
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:6285
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:01 Dec 2010 14:02
Last Modified:17 Feb 2012 15:39

Citation

Mrázková, Kamila (2010) Řečnické otázky v televizních diskusních pořadech. Slovo a slovesnost, 71 (3). pp. 192-215. ISSN 0037-7031

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