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Book: Text Type and Texture

Chapter: ‘to elicit an honest answer – which may occasionally be the same as the truth’: texture, coherence and the antagonistic political interview

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.29423


Hyatt tackles the texture of adversarial political interviews. His database of television political interviews, questionnaires and interviews with specialist informants offers an overview of the argumentative meaning making devices exploited by interviewers and interviewees, and how the potential for resistant readings/hearings of a text may be developed.

Chapter Contributors

  • David Hyatt ( - DHyatt) 'University of Sheffield'