Monday, August 13, 2012

Hmm …

… Language Log — Approximate quotations. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

This is something of an eye-opener. It is true, of course, that transcribing a recorded interview is time-consuming and tedious. My own method is to listen and transcribe only those parts that I want to use (you can also note where other parts are that you may want to use). The only changes I make are to ignore the pauses, hesitations, grammatical fluffs, stuff like that.

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