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Peter Bull is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York (United Kingdom) in the Department of Psychology. Most of his published output has been concerned with the microanalysis of interpersonal communication. He is the author of The Microanalysis of Political Communication: Claptrap and Ambiguity (2003), Communication under the Microscope: The Theory and Practice of Microanalysis (2002), Posture and Gesture (1987), Body Movement and Interpersonal Communication (1983), and coeditor (with Derek Roger) of Conversation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (1989). His research interests focus on the analysis of political interviews and political speeches, and also on nonverbal communication.
Anita Fetzer is a Professor at the University of Lüneburg (Germany) in the Department of English. She has had a series of articles published on rejections, context, political interviews, and intercultural communication. She is the author of Negative Interaktionen: Kommunikative Strategien im britischen Englisch und interkulturelle Inferenzen (1994) (‘Negative interactions: communicative strategies in British English and intercultural inferences’) and Recontextualizing Context: Grammaticality Meets Appropriateness (2004), and she is the coeditor of Conversation Analysis: New Developments (2000) (with Karin Pittner), Rethinking Sequentiality: Linguistics Meets Conversational Interaction (2002) (with Christiane Meierkord), and The Contexts of Social Action (2002) (with Varol Akman). Her research interests focus on the interdependence between natural language communication and context in mundane face-to-face interactions and in political discourse.
Published Online: 2006-05-09
Published in Print: 2006-01-26