Armon2017a

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Armon2017a
BibType ARTICLE
Key Armon2017a
Author(s) Rony Armon
Title Radio Sensors and Electric Storms: Scientific Metaphors in Media Talks
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Tag(s) EMCA, Metaphor, News interviews, Repair, Formulations, Conversational repair
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Year 2017
Language English
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Journal Science Communication
Volume 39
Number 4
Pages 443-465
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DOI 10.1177/1075547017718362
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Abstract

Metaphors play an important role in communicating research to professional and lay audiences and are frequently used by journalists to present research in familiar terms. Previous studies of metaphors in science news have examined edited press reports and the use of metaphors by journalists. However, this study looks into the use of metaphors by scientists interviewed in live broadcasts. Using conversation analysis, interviews are explored for the insertion of metaphors by scientists or their uptake of metaphors that their hosts introduce. Metaphor use is shown to respond to the interactional context and participants’ roles in communicating the topic reported.

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