Park, Yong-han. 2002. A Study of Conversation Strategies on Live TV Debates. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 10(1). This paper aims to examine conversation-structure governing strategies which the participants of live TV debates use. Generally, these participants have a command of this conversation-structure governing strategies in order to lead topic and turn-taking structure strategically.First, debaters make an effort to introduce a topic which is more profitable to themselves. On the other hand, they endeavor to suppress a topic which is more profitable to the other party.Secondly, they make an effort to interrupt the turn which is more profitable to the other party. On the other hand, they endeavor to maintain the turn which is more profitable to themselves. As a result, we can say that they use many kinds of strategies in order to lead topic and turn-taking structure more efficiently.So these conversation-structure governing strategies are conducted through mutual competitive phase which is brewing between the two parties. Besides these strategies, there is the other strategies which debaters use by intention in order to achieve their ultimate conversation goal and to manage their image more affirmatively. Accordingly, we need to investigate these strategies more closely in various aspects here after.