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Critical Discourse Analysis of Conflict Talks in American Soap Opera Desperate Housewives

Author WangHongYing
Tutor YangYuChen
School Northeast Normal University
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Conflict Talk Critical Discourse Analysis Conversation Analysis Ideology
CLC J905
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Conflict discourse is a complex and widespread phenomenon of language, frequently appear in people's daily communication process. Conflict discourse widespread in various fields, such as: philosophy, rhetoric, anthropology, sociology, psychology and linguistics. Therefore, the conflict discourse can be described as a valuable research topic. In this paper, soap opera dialogue corpus sources, mainly its qualitative analysis. Corpus from 2004, the first pre-season episode of the ABC Radio hit soap opera \Critical discourse analysis of any language are not objective, must be hidden behind some ideology. Critical Discourse Analysis to adhere to the discourse as a social practice organic form, emphasized by the study of discourse analysis to better society. Critical discourse analysis through the analysis of language features and language generation social historical background, to explore the relationship between the ideology behind the language, and the language of power, and ideology. Critical discourse analysis has been applied to the public written discourse, such as: news reports, legal documents and political speeches, its value has been confirmed. Compared to critical discourse analysis in Spoken Discourse applications, such as soap operas or movies have been few. This article aims to areas of critical discourse analysis into Spoken Discourse: the soap opera \discourse of conflict between a heroine with her husband, children, friends, and strangers, through the analysis of these conflicts discourse, the ideology behind the language (in this article reveal the ideology of the American middle class housewives), reflecting the non-objectivity of language . Conversation analysis is a common and effective discourse analysis method. This article tries through which the principles of cooperation, politeness theory of principles and face specific conflict discourse generation upgrades and end of each step analysis, reflecting the session to analyze the impact of the various stages of the development of some of the principles of conflict discourse, in order to help expose the conflict discourse evolution of the ideology of the characters. Conflict Talk is a challenging research area. And the use of critical discourse analysis as theory, session analysis of some of the principles of corpus analysis as a method is a new attempt.

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