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Transcription Systems

A transcription system is the collective result of transcript notations that allow a researcher to understand and describe items present in data regarding language present in talk transcribed from audio or video files. Transcription is the process of recording language taken from an audio or video recording and putting the language in writing. The transition from dynamic sound, pattern, tone, and cadence of the spoken word to the written word creates a static record of the words used by the speaker. Communication scholars recognize there exists more to understanding communication beyond written words. Paralinguistic elements provide additional insights into interpretation and understanding of the data. How words are stated, their order, the language used, and other items all provide clues that assist with interpreting ...

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