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Over the ten series, the sitcom about a group of 20- and 30-somethings in New York attracted scholarly analysis.
One of the striking things about Friends was the humour that depended on clever conversational devices. The scriptwriters used the unexpected in conversation.
The conversational rules for a successful invitation depend on:
The preferred response to a request is acceptance, and the best ...
Friends scriptwriters methods for creating laughter make the often hidden conventions of language-use visible.
In one episode, an invitation is turned down, but without giving an expected reason. Joey asks Phoebe if she'd like to help build furniture. Phoebe opens wi...
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