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The Landscape of Competition constructed in Linguistic Contents of a Reality Survival TV show Dancing9 Season 2

Kim Sue In 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study investigated a reality survival TV show Dancing9 Season2, conducting a contents analysis of its linguistic contents. The data collection included transcribing ten episodes of the show. A cumulative coding process yielded seven categories, one of which was competition. The category of competition and its subcategories were weaved through a thematic narrative. Competition was accelerated by dramatic expressions such as war, mortal enemy, battle, survival, etc. Participants used “bad” and “fearful” strategies and speech acts. Participants competed not only with the opponent team(s) but also within their own team. However, the reality TV show with auditioning format brought in another layers of competition, which was constructed by the vote of the viewers. Viewers focused on participants’ personalities, which include consideration, concession, and team-spirit as valid components for competition. Since the show took in viewers’ votes in determining the winner, amity and reservation constructed the landscape of competition along with rivalry.

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