When a person speaks they want to ensure that they get their message across to another person or groups of people. There are a number of mandates that are followed by the people to ensure that there is a proper flow in the conversation. In this particular research analysis the case study of friends talking in a restaurant about a particular documentary was focussed in the conversation. Using the notebook method the information was documented after obtaining consent from the participants. This conversation between the peers was analyzed using the models of communication. Speech act theory, communication model was used to analyze and divulge about the details of the conversation. In this particular topic, the people discussed about the benefits and the disadvantages of capitalism. This discussion cantered around the documentary. There was a vehement discussion that occurred during the course of the conversation. People in the conversation generally followed the felicity principles and also wanted to ensure that their sentiments were real. There were earnest discussions and sentiments that were essayed during this conversation. The people followed declaratory, representative, directive and strategic speech acts. They followed the turn taking model. The popular or the well liked person in the group was found to steer the conversation. This person ensured that the continued to talk about the issues. They controlled the outcome of the conversation. It was found during the course of the speech that the members followed specific jargons and ensured that they were all earnest and sincere in their efforts.
To conclude, the different elements of speech, importance of the discourse theories and the relevance of the theoretical models were understood. From using the practical standpoints the relevance of the speech theory, conversational analysis theoretical models were understood. The real time implications of the theoretical models were understood from this analysis.
Generally when a concept or discussion was in a classroom environment between students the discussions is considered to be a discussion among peers. In this context, it was found that the students were all independent and based their discussions on the content of the subjects. From a personal standpoint, it seemed like they only cared about what the other person was talking in the conversation. There was no real discrimination based on gender or economic status. Each person was an independent entity. However, the factor that influenced the conversational flow was that the popular person of the group tends to control the group. This did not happen but the other participant body language and gestures showed that they wanted to remain cohesive and friendly to the popular members.