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A Pragmatic Study on the Award Acceptance Speech in the Film Award Ceremony in Korea and China: Focusing on Thanking and Institutionality

  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • 2019, 55(), pp.55-82
  • DOI : 10.21049/ccs.2019.55..55
  • Publisher : Center for Cross Culture Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Literature
  • Received : May 10, 2019
  • Accepted : June 4, 2019
  • Published : June 30, 2019

Park, Chan Wook 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

This purpose of this study is to examine similarity and difference between the award acceptance speeches by Korean leading male and female actors, and Chinese leading male and female actors from the thanking and institutionality perspectives. Corresponding to presenting an award as a public compliment, accepting an award is an active response to an award. Acceptance of an award leads to a vocal response to the award ― thanking. In analyzing this, we must understand the difference between conversation and institutional discourse first, on thanking by considering contents of the speaker's benefit, intention of the benefactor, uncertainty of the hearer on the film awards ceremony, role of participants in the ceremony, etc. Based on understanding this, this study analyzed award acceptance speeches by Korean and Chinese leading male and female actors on two aspects of such speeches. One is constructing the speech as a thanking discourse. The other is the order of people whom the speaker mentioned in the speech. This analysis shows that the speeches are almost similar each other in terms of the structure of the speech, but are slightly different in elaboration, before and after thanking. And it shows that, based on the result of examining the order of people whom the speaker mentions, Korean male and female actors seem to regard themselves as performers. They also regard the ceremony as a setting in which to share the public's compliment (in the form of an award) with colleagues and audiences. However, Chinese male and female actors seem to regard themselves as appraisees, and the ceremony as a setting in which to be appraised.

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