A multimodal discourse analysis exploring how Katie Hopkins asserts power over Katie Waissel in their debate on the television programme ‘This Morning’

  • Charlotte-Rose Kennedy Nottingham Trent University

Abstract

Through the employment of multimodal interaction analysis (Norris, 2004), this study seeks to show how Katie Hopkins asserts power over her opponent Katie Waissel on a televised interview on This Morning, through features of non-verbal communication such as interruption and floor holding devices, and posture and gesture. The results of my analysis show that Katie Hopkins dominates Katie Waissel through face-threatening acts in the forms of beat gesture, expansive posture, competitive interruptions and floor holding devices.

Published
2020-02-26
How to Cite
KENNEDY, Charlotte-Rose. A multimodal discourse analysis exploring how Katie Hopkins asserts power over Katie Waissel in their debate on the television programme ‘This Morning’. Trent Notes on Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 13-23, feb. 2020. ISSN 2516-3116. Available at: <https://journals.ntu.ac.uk/index.php/tnfl/article/view/144>. Date accessed: 04 oct. 2022.