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Tolson focuses upon how the speech genre of chat is found across many broadcasts, including interviews. He identifies three features:
- topical shift towards the 'personal'
- the shift may be accompanied by displays of wit
- opens up the possibility of transgression (the interviewee asking the interviewer questions)
- Talbot, Mary M., Karen Atkinson & David Atkinson (2003) Language and Power in the Modern World. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-1538-5
- Tolson, Andrew (1991) "Televised chat and the synthetic personality" In: P. Scannell (ed.) Broadcast Talk London: Sage. ISBN 0-8039-8375-1