Digital Media Consumption of Children in Television Series: Çocuklar Duymasın With Conversation Analysis

Digital Media Consumption of Children in Television Series: Çocuklar Duymasın With Conversation Analysis

Armoni Bayar (Independent Researcher, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5733-3.ch006
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With the development of technology, media channels have found themselves in the digital environment and continue to reach their target audience digitally. Media consumption is distributed according to age. In the digital world, young people and children make up a large part of this distribution. In addition to this, consumption of digital media has been reflected in many scenarios. The authors examine digital media consumption of children characters in the series by conversation analysis technique. Basic problems of this article are children characters' use of language as a result of the digital media consumption frequency and the language differences that the child and family television series have shown over the years in this context. For this purpose, the relevant old and new episodes of Çocuklar Duymasın series are selected randomly and the children characters are discussed in terms of the language they use during digital media consumption.
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What Is Conversation Analysis?

Conversation analysis (CA) is an approach to the study of how we perform interpersonal actions and talk-in-interaction. It aims to understand how individuals manage their interactions.

Paul ten Have (1999) describes the conversation analysis as a unique opportunity to discover, in a methodological and theoretical framework that has proven its value in countless works, necessary for human life.

Sociologist Harvey Sacks and his associates Gail Jefferson and Emanuel Schegloff developed the conversation analysis. Today CA is an established method used in social sciences including linguistics.

In this analysis, researchers debate the speaker’s role, what is said and what is done.The main attention in CA is to the sequential organization of talk, turn-taking and topic management. Researchers need to use the audios and video records for this analysis because CA observes the speakers’ role and their attitude during the conversation. So it means researchers cannot analyze the conversation successfully by reading the text. “At its core,” says Jack Sidnell (2010), “conversation analysis is a set of methods for working with audio and video recordings of talk and social interaction”.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Consumption: The act of using.

Technology: An industrial or a scientific process that makes life easier.

Children: More than one child.

Digital Media: Digitized content that can be found on the internet.

Conversation Analysis: The study of the speech produced in ordinary human interactions.

Internet: A network of computers that allow electronic communication.

Speech: Communication via talking.

TV Series: A group of episodes of a television program.

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