Transcribing talk and interaction: Issues in the representation of communication data

Christopher Joseph Jenks

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Interest in transcript-based research has grown significantly in recent years. Alongside this growth has been an increase in awareness of the empirical utility of naturalistic research on language use in interaction. However, a quick scan of the literature reveals that very few transcription books have been published in the past three decades. This is an astonishing fact given that there are perhaps hundreds of books published on spoken discourse analysis. This book aims to narrow this gap by providing an introduction to the theories and practices related to transcribing communication data. The book is intended for students with little to no knowledge of transcription work and/or instructors responsible for teaching introductory courses on transcript-based research. Readers who are learning or teaching discourse/conversation analysis or similar analytic methods of investigation will find this book particularly helpful.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages120
ISBN (Electronic)9789027285065
ISBN (Print)9789027211835
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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