The Representation of Competence in Newspaper Interviews: a Linguistic–Pragmatic Discourse Analysis of the (Self-) Representation of Journalists and Politicians in Written Interviews

  • Martina Temmerman


When we apply the competence concept to newspaper interviews with politicians, we may safely assume that in political interviews, journalists as well as politicians will want to present themselves as competent, just like any other professional would do in a professional situation. A first question that comes to mind on this issue is which competences journalists and politicians define for themselves and for each other.


Prime Minister Newspaper Interview Leadership Competence Source Attribution Competence Concept 
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© Martina Temmerman 2011

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