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1305: Transcription - Conventions Part 2


This course covers the second set of SALT transcription conventions. They include:

  • Unintelligible segments
  • Spelling conventions
  • Linked words
  • Sound effects and idiosyncratic forms
  • Root identification

Study the rules and then practice them using the interactive "Try It" and "Self Check" modules.

Level: Introductory
Time to complete: 1 hour

Learner outcomes:

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

  • Code for unintelligible speech.
  • Use SALT spelling conventions.
  • Code for linked words, sound effects, and idiosyncratic word forms.
  • Identify root forms.

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.
  • A digital playback system for playing the audio while you type in the text.
  • Adobe Reader® or other PDF reader which is needed to view document files.

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