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The clip ‘The Schedule’ contains all of the conventions covered in Chapters 2 and 3:
uncertain hearing (word)
unrecoverable speech ( )
two possible hearings (word1/word2)
Silence measured in seconds (0.8)
overlap onset [
overlap offset ]
Speeded up talk ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’ symbols: >We mustn’t forget ◦that.<=
Slowed down talk <seven thirdy.>
Stretched sounds colons - of the whole word: ‘No::’ or a specific sound in the word: ‘N::o’
Cut-off sounds A hyphen after a word or part of a word: bla-
Jump start the ‘less than’ symbol by itself: <He’s
The clip is from a video called Tiwa2. We are six seconds into that video. Glen, Helen (left) and Sybil (center) are housemates sitting together around a table. Helen and Sybil are working on their schedules together. Transcribe the clip using the above symbols, and lay out using the conventions introduced in Chapter 2.
Tiwa2: The Schedule, 0:06
01 Helen: Whaddeyou doing. Okay so we have [cla:ss at eight- at]=
02 Syb: ((drops head onto table)) [ huh huh huh ]=
03 Hel: =ten.=right?
04 Syb: ((Smiling)) Okay.=Let’s start all over.=
05 =[(A-) ((rips page out))
06 Hel: =[A’right.
08 Hel: So: >wu’time’re we< waking up. ((gaze to Sybil))
10 Syb: I’m waking up at <seven thi[rdy.> ]
11 Hel: [O:kay,]>you’re wakin up<
12 at seven thirdy. °Me toohh°
14 Hel: ((looking at phone,)) (I’ll write it down) (.)
15 Hel: From seven,<Are you exercising?
For explanation of the other conventions here, see Chapter 4.