primary and secondary speech genres

Chat Interview as a secondary speech Genre

In modern Internet communication new speech genres are born. They are secondary in relation to the traditional forms, which emerged in real communication. Chat interview is a secondary genre, it is a type of a celebrity interview, mediated by the electronic communication medium. There are differences and similarities between these two genres. The differences are related to the mass nature of the audience of the «interviewers», to the nonprofessional character of their questions, to the lack of the chat interview plan, as well as to the explicit evaluative discourse character.