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Query Details

Query Subject:   Transcribing Group Interactions
Author:   Anne de la Croix
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   Hello there,

I am a linguist with some conversation analysis (CA) experience in
analysing dialogues. At the moment, however, I am about to start a new
project for which I need to record and transcribe teaching sessions
containing around 14 people. So I am looking for some advice!

I do not know whether to record the session in audio or video and
cannot imagine how I can trace back which participant is talking at
which moment... In other words, I have no idea how to go about this!

Does anyone have tips from their own experience or maybe literature
to help me out?

Thank you!

All the best,
Anne de la Croix
LL Issue: 21.1240
Date posted: 12-Mar-2010


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