Debate Analysis: What Constitutes an Interruption?
Written by Pat's Papers | Thursday, 18 October 2012 7:03 AM
Interesting debate analysis in the New York Times—this time, from a linguistics professor instead of a pundit. After Tuesday’s talk-over-each-other debate, Deborah Tannen delves into what constitutes an interruption, and what is merely an interjection. She hypothesizes that both Martha Raddatz and Candy Crowley had an easier time interrupting the debaters than Jim Lehrer did because both President Obama and Romney “were mindful of the need to appeal to, and not offend, female viewers.”
SOURCE: New York Times
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