AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

The Representation of Female and Male Characters in Regard to Topic Management in Conversation Investigated in the American TV Sitcom Happy Endings

by Denisa Biala

Institution: Kristianstad University
Year: 2014
Keywords: Linguistics; TV; conversation; Humanities; Languages and Literature; Humaniora; Språk och litteratur; Engelska; English
Record ID: 1338995
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The aim of the present investigation is to find out how male and female characters are represented in terms of topic management and thereafter how dominance or/and cooperation may be achieved by the aid of the topic changes and topic shifts in a conversation. Both male and female exclusive conversations and mixed-gender conversations are investigated in the TV show Happy Endings .