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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(11); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031105.

Analyzing the Interruption and Overlapping of the Debate between Trish Regan and Liu Xin


Tianyuan Chen

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Tianyuan Chen

Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an 710128, China


A debate is a reference to each other using a certain reason to state their views on things or problems, to expose the contradictions, and finally get the common understanding and opinions. Debate is a kind of verbal communication based on the premise of speculation, which is interactive and confrontational. In a conversation between two or more people, only one person speaks at the same time. There is no pre-determined conversion method, and the turn-taking is skillful. The interruption and overlapping are common in turn-taking. This paper aims to analyze the interruption and overlapping in the TV debate between Trish Regan and Liu Xin.


political speech, Systemic-Functional Grammar, transitivity system

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Tianyuan Chen. Analyzing the Interruption and Overlapping of the Debate between Trish Regan and Liu Xin. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 11: 28-37. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031105.


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