An Analysis of Characteristics and Relationships of the Characters in the Big Bang Theory from the Perspective of Turn-taking Mechanism

Tingting Shi
2018 Journal of Language Teaching and Research  
Turn-taking mechanism was proposed by Harvey Sack and his colleagues in the 1790s, and it was the central part of conversation analysis. The researchers at home and abroad have started to make a research on it after them. The researchers abroad investigated it from the institutional talk, such as TV, telephone talk and doctor patient interaction, and so on. Others, the researchers at home mainly published some articles without analyzing the specific conversations based on the foreign studies.
more » ... foreign studies. The paper will analyze the characters' relationships and characteristics in the Big Bang Theory from the perspective of turning-taking mechanism. The significance of the study is to make people understand the features of the conversation. From the perspective of pragmatics, we will analyze the turn-taking mechanism, with which we can study the rule of using language.
doi:10.17507/jltr.0901.19 fatcat:kkn3kzmuareipe3ulwy4fusgzq