International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Utterance within a Contextual Meaning of Pop-culture
Paul C. Talley, Tu Hui-ling

The purpose of this study is to compare the pragmatics of utterances when taken in a pop-cultural context. Utterances in such cultural schemata may be used to define characteristic speech patterns and specify the limits of cultural competence, engender stereotypes, and create descriptive possibilities leading to comic results. Three pop-culture characters are chosen to illustrate how such contextualization can arise from the consistent and specific use of utterance. A brief introduction is made to each given character to determine how either specific or patternistic forms of utterance shape and color those characterizations that help to form these discernible popcultural icons. Finally, conclusions are made that will further explain how important speech actssuch as utterance are so open to comedic possibility in a variety of pop-cultural situations.

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