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1302: Transcription - Transcription Format

This course covers the format of the transcript, specifically:

  • Speaker identification ($ line)
  • Demographic and sample information (+ lines)
  • Timing information (- lines)
  • Utterance format
  • Punctuation
  • Transcriber comments

Level: Introductory
Time to complete: 1 hour

Learner outcomes:

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

  • Complete SALT header information.
  • Initialize the clock and mark elapsed time.
  • Use SALT conventions: punctuation and transcriber comments.

Materials needed:

  • Any copy of SALT 24 or SALT 20 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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