Conversation is the most important thing in ourdaily life. In every communication there will be changing information producedby the interaction of the speaker and the interlocutor. Conversation analysisis one of the interesting studies in linguistics. Psathas (1995) stresses thatconversation analysis represents a methodological approach to the study of socialcommunication. It studies the natural and authentic conversation in real lifesituations, especially to determine turn-taking organization, silence andrepairing problem, sequence of utterances and transcription.Turn-taking is one of the most critical andnoticeable aspects of conversational structure.
Harvey Sacks (1995), thefounder of the conversational analytic system, argue that the basic small unitof the conversation is ‘turn’. Herudjati Purwoko (2008:59) states thatconversation has a general pattern. Schlegoff (1972) elaborate the system withthe A-B-A-B pattern.This paper concerned on how turn-taking occur in TheStranger things movies season 2 episodes 7. First I will analyze someconversation that I found interesting then I will have a look at the adjacencypairs and make the transcript on its script then I will summarizing myfindings. 1. AnalysisTranscriptscene one: Becky :You okay? You okay? ? (0.
4)Jane :hhh:::hBecky : And it just kept repe::ating? (QUESTION) (0.10)Jane : (Repeat?) (CHECK)Becky :=Like a circle, (CLARIFICATION) (0.3) Justshowing you the same image ov:er and ov::er? (QUESTION) Jane :S::he kept showing (0.6) the girl in theroom.(ANSWER)Becky :(.)The rainbow roo:m?(0.7) What did thegirl look like? (QUESTION)Jane :(0.
10) Different.(h) (ANSWER)Becky :Different than you? (QUESTION)Jane :(0.8)I think this is why Mama wanted to talk.(ANSWER)Becky :=To show you the girl? (CHECK)Jane :(0.6)I think she wants me to find her. (CLARIFICATION)Becky :When Te:rry was looking for you, sh:e kept these files of other missing kids ,Kids she thought were like you (0.
2)Maybe tha::t girl is in: he::re somewhere::: Here?? (1.1)Becky :Doesanyone look familiar?? Is that her? (1.2)Becky : you find her?Jane :hhh No?? Analysis one: The conversation script above is taken from StrangerThings movies episode 7 season 2 on minutes 0:00:45 – 0:02:55. As we can see onthe script, there are two persons Becky and Jane having a dialogue. The firstline is an opening. In the second line Jane didn’t answer Becky’s question ratherthan she’s only breathing because she still shocked about what was happen. Onthe third line, Becky was making a prolongation when she says “repeating” toemphasize something that Jane has seen on her sight.
But then there is a longerpauses (0.10) before Jane answer Becky question because Jane confuse with the meaningof ‘repeat’ so that the word repeat is in the bracket or in ( ) to indicatesdubious hearing or the word identification. Jane checks by asking “repeat?” andthen Becky is giving clarification that the word ‘repeat’ means ‘like acircle’, those pattern is an adjacency pairs called check– clarification. I also found 3 adjacency pairs on line 6-7, 9-10, and11-12 named questions – answer.
In the seventhline, there is overlap occurrence. Jane answer Becky’s question immediately. Aftershe said ‘showing’, there is a longer pause (0.6) indicates that she stilltrying to remember her sight. In line 23rd, there is a longer pause(1.1) because Becky shows Jane a document and Jane was busy on it, in the nextline Becky actually giving a floor to Jane, but Jane still remain silent for(1.2) so Becky takes her turn by questioning something, then Jane answer it.
Transcriptscene two: Dottie : =You should do stand-up, Axe? There’sa spot a few blocks awayJane : Hello?(Greeting) (0.9)Axe : hi.Well::, well:::: (0.6) (Greeting)What do wehave? he::re? Mick : What is she wearing? What are those:: overalls??(laugh)Dottie : =There aren’t any cows to milk here, kid.Go on back to the farm now=Jane : I’mlooking for my sister.Axe :(0.1)Aw::: Shirley Temple lost her sister. Thisis so sad?Jane : Isaw her? Here.
Big man : Uh-uh.Hand out of pocket(.) Slow. (0.2)Axe : =Give me that shit=Mick : (0.8) Is that Kali? ??(Question)Jane : (0.
3)Kali?Axe : Howdid you find us? (0.3)Who else knowsyou’re here? (Question)Jane : Noone. (Answer) (0.
4)Axe : So,what then?? Poof! You just show up like magic with that picture???Mick : Stay calm: She’s just a kid.Axe : =Akid who could get us all killed! (0.2) If I haveto ask again, Shirley, you’ll start losing things. Starting with thosepretty little locks of yours= Yeah? ?(Accusation)Mick : Come on, Axe. Put down the knife!Axe : =How::did you find us?= Jane : =I saw her. (Denialanswer)Mick : =AXE!?Axe : THAT’S NOT AN ANSWER!(0.4) Jes:: Jesus Christ! ((exclaiming)) Get off!?Shit!??Kali : You’re a terrible dancer, Axel.
(0.5)Axe : Itold you, stay out of my head!Kali : =So, we’re threatening little girls:now, are we?= (Complain)Axe : She knows about you (.) She had this. (Denial)Kali : Where did you get this? (Question)Jane : (0.4) Mama (Answer)Kali : Your mother gave this to you?Jane : In her dream circle.
Axe : =Dream circle. I think she’s a schizoor something. (0.
7)Jane : Isaw you (.) In the rainbow roomKali : What is your name?? (Question)Jane : Jane(Answer)Jane : ((look at Kali’s birthmark)) Sister (check)Kali : Sister(clarification) The conversation above is taken from Stranger thingsseasons 2 episode seven. In this section the explanation of the symbol is thesame as what I have explained in the previous analysis. What makes it differentis there is more overlap and interruption from other people. And also as youcan see in the first line that is an adjacency pair greeting-greeting. In line 25-27 there is adjacencypairs with the insertion sequences named accusation-denialanswer.
Even the answeris not obviously a denial statement, but the meaning is denial. 2. ConclusionAdjacency pairs are sequences of two relatedutterances which are given by twodifferentspeakers and has meaning. The second utterance is always a response to thefirst, but sometimes there is insertion sequence between the adjacency pairs,which can we see in the second scene. There are 5 adjacency pairs types in this episode, 1.
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