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Studia Medioznawcze Media Studies 2 (73) 2018


Talking for the prize. Dialogue Macro Game Theory as the frame for the radio game show dialogues

Grażyna Stachyra
(Zakład Komunikacji Społecznej, Wydział Politologii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie/Department of Social Communication, Faculty of Political Science, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)

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The paper attempts to analyse a sample game show (quiz show) dialogue according to dialogue macro game patterns. The theoretical approach is provided by Dialogue Macro Game Theory (DMT) by William C. Mann, while the analysed content comes from the most popular production of the Polish radio station RMF FM, Szczęśliwa trzynastka (“Lucky Thirteen”). The main objective is to evidence the patterns of goal structure in radio game show dialogues. The qualitative research shows the presence of the hidden metaintention that influences all individual intentions and discourse obligations of the dialogue’s participants.


dialogue, Macro Game Theory, game show, radio dialogue, metaintention, metagoal, obligations in discourse


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