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Conversation Analysis of Film Carrie

Suzhen Zhu


Based on Conversation Analysis Theory, the author of the study chose the conversation between main characters in the film Carrie as the research objective. Through analyzing the conversations, the social status and social class of t he characters could be uncovered. The research is mainly qualitative study, and there is also quantitative study, thus the number of the conversations and the length of the conversation are counted, which are able to reveal the characters’ social information. Besides, the adjacency pair and the feedback in the film are also the research objectives of the study.


Carrie; Conversation Analysis Theory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i6.7677