Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Arts Language and Culture (ICALC 2019)

Investigating Refusal Strategies in Situational Comedy: A Case Study of Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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Nico Harared
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Nico Harared
Available Online 25 March 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200323.055How to use a DOI?
Keywords
refusal strategy, speech acts, the situational comedy
Abstract
This research aimed to investigate the form of refusal strategy in the situational comedy and to figure out the structure of refusal strategy used by Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D. The researcher used Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.’s utterances showed as refusal as the research subject. The researcher collected the data through the dialogue. The research approach was a qualitative approach with a descriptive analysis. The results showed that the strategies of refusal in the conversation among participants in The Big Bang Theory, especially Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., such as refusal with direct explanation, refusal with a rhetorical statement, refusal with sarcasm and refusal with indirect. The investigation concluded that direct explanation dominantly in all situations.
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Proceedings
4th International Conference on Arts Language and Culture (ICALC 2019)
Publication Date
25 March 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-939-7
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200323.055How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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