PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE SELECTED DIALOGUES FROM THE LAST THREE EPISODES OF PAKISTANI DRAMA ‘EHD-E-WAFA’
Keywords:Pragmatic Analysis, Speech Acts, Cooperative Principle, Politeness and Face, Conversation Analysis, Felicity Condition, Ehd-e-Wafa
The drama serial ‘Ehd-e-Wafa’ fascinated greatly to the audience for its great characterization, ideas, dialogues, script and plot. This study applied pragmatic theories in the selected text from the last three episodes of Pakistani Drama ‘Ehd-e-Wafa’ aired on ‘HUM TV’ and analyzed the dialogues contextually. It applied Speech Act Theory, Cooperative Principle Theory, Conversation Analysis, and Politeness and Face. It intended to know the communicative purposes of the
characters when they speak. This research analysis helped the researchers to know what the characters intend when they utter and how they play with the words and perform. The violation and adoptation of the Gricean Maxims by the characters and the felicity conditions followed by them was the major focus of the researchers. This study also focused on the politeness strategies used by the characters and the adjacency pairs in the given conversation among them. The purpose of this study was to identify the communicative functions performed by the characters when they speak and act. This study is beneficial for the viewers who watch the drama serials but are unable to comprehend the conversation among the characters because of their lack of pragmatic knowledge, deficiency of visual representation and their inefficiency to analyze the complex discourse categories embedded in the text.
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PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF SOCIETY, EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE (PJSEL)Abbreviated KEY Title: Pak. j. soc. educ. lang. (Online) URL: http://pjsel.jehanf.com/archives.php ISSN 2523-1227 (Online), ISSN 2521-8123 (Print
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