Calling Mr Speaker ‘Mr Speaker’
作者: Peter BullAnita FetzerDániel Z. Kádár
作者单位: 1Universities of York & Salford
2University of Augsburg
3Dalian University of Foreign Languages
4Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
刊名: Pragmatics, 2020, Vol.30 (1), pp.64-87
来源数据库: John Benjamins Publishing Company
DOI: 10.1075/prag.19020.bul
关键词: Prime Ministers QuestionsThe SpeakerFace-threatsIndirectnessConflict avoidanceUnparliamentary language
原始语种摘要: Abstract Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in the UK House of Commons is a ritual event, governed by a cluster ofconventions. Members of Parliament (MPs) must address their remarks to the Prime Minister (PM) through the medium of the Speakerof the House, who is responsible for maintaining order during debates, and determining which MP may speak next. Due to the sacredrole of the Speaker and the prevalence of conventionalised conflict avoidance between the PM and those who ask challengingquestions, PMQs resembles archaic tribal councils, in which rights and obligations prevail. Yet, the importance ofconventionalised indirectness and the sacred role of the Speaker do not correlate with a lack of face-threats and challenges. PMQsrepresents an aggressive ritual setting in which the ritual...
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  • whereby 借此
  • archaic 古代的
  • ritual 仪式
  • temporarily 暂时地
  • prevail 散布
  • avoidance 回避
  • offer 供给
  • sacred 不可侵犯
  • speak 说话
  • language 语言