Tita, Edith M

Tita, Edith M
Start date:
October 2018
Research Topic:
Pronoun deixis in interpreted police interviews
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Chris Heffer
Supervising school:
School of English, Communication & Philosophy,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Often in police interviews where an interpreter is present, the interviewers and interviewees address the interpreter instead of each other; occasionally they might switch from one to another (sometimes more than once) in the course of the same interview. This project aims to use naturally-occurring data to investigate, from a discourse-analytical perspective, the possible consequences of this phenomenon in terms of rapport-building and the achievement of conversational goals.