Text A is a transcript that comes from a popular television chat chow ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’. The interview is between Jeremy Kyle and Andrew, a 22 year old man that has been accused of cheating on his wife. The show has a direct audience of the studio crowd but it has been televised for predominantly female viewers at home in the daytime. The show entertains its audience by revealing the personal problems of guests on the show whilst Jeremy Kyle councils them. The text is quite confrontational, up front and aggressive. Text B is also a transcript that comes from a chat show; it is from the woman’s chat show ‘Loose Woman’. The interview is between four presenters and Haley Mills, a famous actress. The shows audience, just like ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ has also been televised for predominantly female viewers watching at home in the daytime. Unlike ‘Jeremy Kyle’ the show entertains its audience by talking about their opinions about topics and focusing on their life achievements. The text is very positive and light-hearted. Discourse
Text A has a low register with colloquial language such as “you alright” and monosyllabic lexis such as “No”, “What” and “Yea”. A low register is also highlighted through the use of taboo lexis like “Fuck you!”. However text B has a medium register as it has greater formality, more complex sentence structures and free of taboo lexis. In Text B, Haley Mills uses a great number of hesitations, repetition of the personal pronoun “I” is seen many times in the text, for example, “I (.) I (.) I (.) I have to (.) I (.) I (.) I really have to complement you girls”. Mills uses these to gain more time to think about what she say next. Also she uses repairs like “That (.) That (.) Well (.) Well (.) He’s (.)” to correct her speech so she gets it right. Plus fillers like “Ummmm”. The features are common in female speech. In Text A however there are fewer hesitations but more interruptions like “A: Yea I do JK: And you said c.
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