Includes bibliographical references (p. -212) and indexes.
Introduction 1. The Microanalysis of Political Communication Part I: Political Speeches 2. The Use of Hand Gesture 3. Do Audiences Applaud only 'Claptrap' in Political Speeches? 4. The Mistiming of Applause 5. A Model of Invited and Uninvited Applause Part II: Televised Political Interviews 6. Interruptions 7. Equivocation 8. Face Management 9. Evaluating Interviewers 10. Evaluating Politicians Conclusions 11. Summary and Conclusions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This analysis of political speeches and televised political interviews in the UK, based on the Annual Party Conferences (1996-2000) and the last five general elections (1983-2001), evaluates the interview skills of politicians and political interviewers, investigates how and why politicians equivocate and handle interruptions and examines the nature of applause, both invited and uninvited, in political speeches. (source: Nielsen Book Data)