International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

SPEAKING Model ofEntertainment Sports TV show: A Conversation Analysis of Shaqtin’ a Fool
Lei Sha

The current study probes into the occurrence of speech events in Shaqtin’ a Foolcomedy series in the 2020-2021 seasonfor its conversation analysis in media discourse. By applying the SPEAKING model and the concept of “communicative competence”from Hymes(1974), there are initial evidences by tracing alongthe guidance of ethnography of communication to detect thehigh-frequency communicative and cultural uses of language from seven parts: setting, participants, ends, act sequence, key, instrumentalities, norms and genre. The analysis from the chosen episodeindicated that there weretwo typical speech events, i.e. argumentation and topic shift among the majority oflanguage context and the four commentators presented the scenes by involving their conversations withdistinctive and interactive roles.

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