Basic transcription notation conventions
You'll see a certain variety of notation
symbols in CA, but the great majority will be based on what is often called the "Jefferson
system" after its developer, the late Gail Jefferson. There is a comprehensive account in
Atkinson and Heritage, and more abbreviated accounts in the books
by Hutchby and Wooffitt, and ten Have.
The list below is fairly representative of the most
You might also like to look at the symbols explained page in the 'Transcript'
section of this tutorial. It gives a more specific account of the symbols as I used
them in arriving at a reasonable transcript of the audio and video clips.
| ||(.3), (2.6)|
| ||↑word,↓word |
| ||.hh, hh |
| ||wo(h)rd |
| ||word, WORD|
| ||ºwordº |
| ||>word word< <word word> |