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Author Gerhardt, Cornelia.

Title Appropriating live televised football through talk / by Cornelia Gerhardt
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in pragmatics ; volume 13
Studies in pragmatics ; 13.
Contents Introduction -- Cohesion -- Interactionality -- Focus on the broadcast game -- Other signs of involvement by the viewers -- Conclusion
Summary Video-recordings of families and groups of friends watching the FIFA men's football World Cup in their homes allow access to the empirical rather than the imagined or inscribed audiences of a major television event. Qualitative analyses reveal how natural audiences behave in the reception situation appropriating live televised football through talk. Gerhardt shows how the mainly English television viewers use an array of linguistic and embodied resources to turn watching football into a meaningful activity in their groups. Cohesive devices and sequentiality link the fans' talk-in-interaction to the televised text (commentary and pictures). Gaze behaviour, pointing, and even jumping up and down are used as resources for a variety of functions like the construction of an identity as football fan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Interpersonal communication.
Sequence (Linguistics)
Television broadcasting of sports -- Social aspects
Television viewers.
Sports -- Language
Soccer fans.
viewers (observers)
slide viewers (hand held devices)
spectators (event observers)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Interpersonal communication
Sequence (Linguistics)
Soccer fans
Sports -- Language
Television viewers
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004280595