Analysis of Conflict Talks in Zootopia from the Perspective of Adaptation Theory

Abstract

Conflict talk is a common and complex linguistic phenomenon existing in life, mainly referring to verbal interaction events such as disputes, dissent, and refutation between the two parties in the conversation. This paper is based on Verschueren’s adaptation theory, combined with the representative conflict cases in the movie Zootopia, and the multi-angle analysis of the expression of dialogue conflicts. And it tries to find the specific causes of conflict talks, in order to provide methods to solve or alleviate the discourse conflicts in life.