Language and conversational implicature. Indicative linguistic representations in the greek TV series "Seven Deadly Mothers-in-law" (Master thesis)

Θώδη, Αμαλία

The present study examines the linguistic representations of the conversational implicature that the mother-in-law uses during her interaction with her daughter-in-law. For the realization of the research, a corpus of fifteen linguistic representations of the conversational implicature as depicted in the popular Greek comedy television series «Seven Deadly Μothers-in-law» was collected, using the method of filming-transcription. In-laws’ speeches were analyzed by exploiting the tools offered in the context of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). The main axes of the linguistic analysis were the Semantics’ Theory, the Pragmatics’ Theory, the Grice’s Principle of Cooperation, the Leech’s Principle of Kindness, as well as the Sociolinguistic researches on the linguistic choices of the sexes. Emphasis was placed on the control of metaphorical expressions and the use of dialectic varieties. These elements were commented in conjunction with the comedians’ exploitation of stereotypical characters of the mothers-in-law to induce humor. The findings of the research showed that the conversational implicatures of the mothers-in-law are triggered by a variety of infringements of the Principles of Cooperation and Kindness. They contain elements of controversy, war speech and verbal violence, while they are used as a method of self-protection against possible sanctions and as a mechanism of enforcing power, so that they are not fully consistent with the characteristics of the female speech.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών της Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Νηπιαγωγών
Subject classification: Πραγματολογία
Keywords: Λειτουργίες της γλώσσας,σημασιολογία,πραγματολογία,κοινωνιογλωσσολογία,συνομιλιακό υπονόημα,λεκτικές πράξεις,στερεότυπα,Μ.Μ.Ε.,χιούμορ,πεθερά,νύφη,language functions,semantics,pragmatics,sociolinguistics,conversational implicature,verbal acts,stereotypes,media,humor,mother-in-law,daughter-in-law
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