Kshey Hey Hey Mec Conversation Analysis In Terms

Kshey Hey Hey Mec Conversation Analysis In Terms

Kshey Hey Hey Mec Conversation Analysis In Terms

Write an essay (350-400 words) in which you analyze tenor in an extract from the TV program Rough Science, in which the presenters test a radio transmitter they have made.

Based on your understanding of the main function of each turn in the conversation in terms of command, offer, question and statement, discuss how this conversation analyzes and explains the relationships between the interactants. Think about the distribution of turns, the function of turns, and the lexicogrammatical realizations.

Your answer must be full, focused and well-illustrated. Use your own languages.

JONATHAN HARE

The rule of s– radio engineers is always have the one hand in one pocket … and just use one hand.

KATE HUMBLE

Really?

JH

Really yeah ‘cos if you’re holding the chassis of things and you get electrocuted, it’d be bad.

KATHY SYKES

Okay and the thing is, this huge voltage right … we’re expecting a little spark to happen inside there.

JH

Yeah basically when the current goes through, it produces a magnet … which attracts this … and then turns it off … and so initially all that energy that’s stored in there then produces the spark, it breaks down the air.

KH

Because … electricity can’t usually go through air, can it?

KS

No it’s just like a little tiny lightning bolt, okay?

JH

Breaks down the air …

KS

So it’s a little baby lightning strike.

JH

Yeah, not a big one …

JH

Yeah, not a big one …

KH

That’s incredible.

JH

It’s only going to be a little bit, but it shows you how much voltage there is.

KH

Okay, am I allowed to swap between you so I can see it?

KS

Sure.

KH

Okay well let’s hope it …

KS

All right, are you ready to go? Hand in pocket like Jonathan says, here we go … Oh wow!

JH

You can see the sparks.

KH

Bright blue!

JH

Yeah it’s lovely.

KS

Hey … hey hey hey I want to see now.

KH

So is it almost like when there is a storm going on, and you’re watching TV or you have a radio on, and you get … it’s like an interference or something, is that basically how this is working?

JH

Yeah, I mean this is actually producing radio waves but we don’t call it interference this time, because it’s actually a noise we want, but it’s radio waves, that interference is actually radio waves that you don’t want, so you call it interference.

KS

And you’re absolutely right, that’s what happens when lightning strikes.