The pragmatics of Q&A interactions : public discourses in Hong Kong

Winnie Cheng

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic research


This study investigates discourse and interaction in a broad scope: online public discourse. The challenge of studying public discourse of this nature is that there are two types of competing audience in such interactions. One is the immediate audience such as news reporters in this study. The other is the assumed audience of the wider world. This study shows the tension between the immediate audience (reporters) and the assumed audience (wide public audience) and the ways in which tension is manifested in the response pattern.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese discourse and interaction : theory and practice
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)1845536320, 9781845536329
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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