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1301: Transcription - Getting Started

This course introduces you to the transcription process, covering the necessary skills and equipment. It includes an activity where you use the SALT editor to type in a sample transcript and check it for errors.

Level: Introductory
Time to complete: 1 hour

Learner outcomes:

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the process for transcribing language samples.
  • List materials and skills necessary for transcribing language samples.
  • Enter a transcript using the SALT editor.
  • Check a transcript for errors.

Materials Needed:

  • Any copy of SALT 20 or SALT 18 software. Older versions of the software may be used though you may notice differences in the menu structures and the reports.
  • Adobe Reader® or other PDF reader which is needed to view document files.

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