Turn-Control Strategies in TV Talk Show

Jie WANG, Miaomiao CHEN


Talk show is one form of daily conversations. Turn is the basic structural unit and turn-taking is usually regarded as the core research of conversational analysis. This paper selects The Oprah Winfrey Show and A Date with Lu Yu as the object of study. From turn-controlling perspective, this paper compares hosts’ language strategies in “turn-claiming”, “turn-holding”, “turn-yielding” and explores methods to improve conversation literacy of hosts by analyzing differences in styles between two shows.


TV talk show; Turn-control strategies; Turn-claiming; Turn-holding; Turn-yielding

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x


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