To show speakers express their underlying meaning by flouting the maxims under the
Cooperative Principle.Also,get the most frequent maxim by statistics.
Firstly, the thesis makes a discourse analysis of dialogues among actors in Two Broke Girls, making the whole meaning of the conversation be understood with real instances, and thus the hearers can infer the underlying meaning from the superficial level.
Secondly, update the knowledge of American humor for the people who love American humor and Two Broke Girls.
Thirdly, by analyzing the dialogues of the characters in Two Broke Girls to confirm that Cooperation Principle plays an important role in linguistics and it also exerts a profound influence on language communication.
In recent years,there are few scholars that specific analysis and discussions from the perspective of semantics,rhetoric,phonetics,pragmatics and others.
For Example,Yuan Ting who has studied from the perspective of conversational implicature has found that conversational implicature shows its strong essence ability in explaining language phenomena.In order to elaborate certain basic phenomena in language,we must refer to conversational implicature.The theory of conversational implicature proves that what is meant by speakers is far more profound than what is said.
Although few scholars have studied it,but they have achieved great progress and made a great contribution to our understanding of American humor.
I have collated the relevant dialogues that may be a violation of Cooperation Principle in Two Broke Girls.
Next, I plan to classify them according to the principle of cooperation.
The biggest problem is that I cannot determine whether they are the right classification under the Cooperative Principle, so I am not able to predict the impact of the following specific research and statistics of using times on it basis.
Therefore, I have to enquiry my thesis instructor for suggestions.
It is a study of the verbal humor in Two Broke Girls from the perspective of Cooperative principle.
Get what the classification of Cooperative Principle is used most by comparing.
Firstly,use the latest season of Two Broke Girls to study the recent American humor.
Secondly,in my study, the innovation of the thesis is that it is based on the perspective of Cooperative Principle of pragmatics to study the verbal humor in the dialogues and contexts of Two Broke Girls and comparing the using times of the maxims under the Cooperative Principle to get the relevant conclusion.
Thirdly,the thesis makes a discourse analysis of dialogues among actors in Two Broke Girls, making the whole meaning of the conversation be understood with real instances, and thus the hearers can infer the underlying meaning from the superficial level.
1.1The Review of Verbal Humor
1.2An Overview of Two Broke Girls
2. The Cooperative Principle of Pragmatics
3.Verbal Humor in Two Broke Girls
3.1Created by Flouting the Maxim of Quantity
3.2Created by Flouting the Maxim of Quality
3.3Created by Flouting the Maxim of Relation
3.4 Created by Flouting the Maxim of Manner
4.The evaluation of Cooperative Principle in Two Broke Girls