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Hur uppfattar unga svenskar amerikanska sitcoms?
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study, we examine how some American sitcoms (comedies focusing on funny situations) is perceived by a young Swedish audience. We have focused on shorter clips from four different series (one clip of each), since it is easier for the audience to concentrate on one theme, yet for us to see a difference between the different series. The series we have used is Two and a half men, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, How I met Your Mother and Friends. Our material consists of clips from four American sitcoms (situational comedy). The method consists of a web survey of ordinary viewers and analysis of responses and clips (parts of episodes). To our help, we have used previous research on sitcoms and the programs' own websites. The results show that many viewers thinks the laugh interferes even if it comes from a live audience, it also shows that the series which has a high factor of recognition was easier for the audience to understand. The easier it was for the viewer to identify themselves with a character or situation, the easier it was for him to understand. We also created a presentation to show the various similarities and differences between the responses. As a general conclusion, we also concluded, the dialogue and characters play a very important role, if the viewers do not understand the jokes it will make it harder to understand the actual situation. Given that the young generation in Sweden watch much television, this resulted in a better understanding of what you see on TV and to the English language itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Sitcom, situationkomedi, unga svenskar, komedi, diskuranalys, kritiskdiskursanalys, situational comedy
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55313Local ID: c2fb31a8-44e4-46e9-948a-dc700eefb9ecOAI: diva2:1028695
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20130502 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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