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Approximating what we hear
Now that you've heard the clip
a couple of times, see if you agree that the detail in red makes the transcript
a more faithful account of what the speakers are doing.
[Lyn & Zoe T2, 1]
Why the new details (in red)?I've added
Each is an important non-dictionary feature of the way language is used. Intuition is a good guide: we know that timing is important: an answer for a fraction of a second can make it mean something quite different from responding immediately. We know that emphasis changes meaning. We know that overlapping with what the other person is saying can communicate a number of things that speaking in the clear would not. And, of course, laughter is as much a part of our ways of communicating as anything else we do with our sound-system.
I'll say more about all of those, and explain why we need a bit more precision, when we get to a 'usable transcript' at the end of this section ("transcript 4" above).
But first we need to think about what to do about the scenery and actions in the video (if you have access to it). The link to transcript 3 will take you to a much more descriptive transcription.