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Dj talks

Montgomery, Martin (2008) Dj talks. In: Methods in Language and Social Interaction. Sage. ISBN 9781412935555

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    This paper attempts to characterise some of features of the discourse produced by DJs between playing records on BBC Radio One, Because of legal restriction on the amount of broadcast time that can be devoted purely to playing music, various strategies have evolved for 'filling the spaces' between records-including quizzes, 'phone-ins, interviews, jingles, an so on.None of these, of course, remains pure and simply a 'space-filler': each perform a determine range of functions such as including the audience or dramatising the station's broadcast identity, each having its own spacial interest. This paper, however, focuses on a particular sub variety of talk between records on Radio One - that spoken by the DJ as extempore (and sometimes less than extempore) monologue. Monologues, where speech is produced and controlled exclusively by single speaker- in this case the DJ-comprise a substantial component of talk on this channel, and yet they raise particular challenges both for the study of broadcast talk and for the study of talk in general.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 26596
    Notes: The paper was first published in Culture and Society, Vol 8 (1986) 421-40 re-printed in HUTCHBY, I (ed) (2008) Methods in Language and Social Interaction London: Sage
    Keywords: Djs, discourse, broadcast, radio, English
    Subjects: Language and Literature > English
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > Journalism
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      Depositing user: Ms Emilia Pietka
      Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 13:52
      Last modified: 29 Jul 2013 11:44

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