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A Pragmatic Study of Taunt in Corden’s The Late Late Show Program

Dr. Wafaa Mokhlos Faisal

Volume: 12 Issue: 4 2022


This study is conducted to analyze the concept of taunt pragmatically in TV talk show. As taunt is found in daily talks, many people have no idea how it is working in the production. Taunt is defined as an intended words that contain humiliating, cruel, demeaning, or bigoted language thinly disguised as jokes. It includes laughter directed at the taunted, not with the taunted. The current study is concerned with identifying of speech acts using in taunt, analysing maxims that are flouted to create taunt, explaining the functions of taunt created through maxims violation expressed by speakers in TV talk show and showing the impoliteness strategies that used in creating taunt. The qualitative and quantitative methods are conducted in this study. The data are in the form of utterances done by speakers. The data are selected from the session of ‘The Late Late Show’ by James Corden on You Tube Channel. After being collected, the data are analyzed based on two levels: the pragmatic strategies of taunt, and functions of taunt.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.37648/ijrssh.v12i04.026

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