Below are two videos from the film 'Lost in Translation', about an American actor visiting Tokyo. In this first clip, Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson are at a restaurant. Do they manage to order, despite not knowing Japanese?
The other video (below), from the same movie, is actually a 'deleted scene'. Watch the scene and then answer the following questions below (in a 'comment'):
- What is the difference between the first video and the second (for example, in terms of the nature of communication)?
- Which scene depicts a 'transactional' language situation?
- Which type of communication is highlighted most in textbooks: 'Interactional' or 'Transactional' - or both?