Transcription systems for spoken discourse

Daniel C. O’ConnellSabine Kowal
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The vast majority of natural language usage is spoken, and most of it is forever lost in the very next moment. Human memory records very little of it, and very little of it is audiorecorded, much less of it transcribed. Verba volant: the spoken flies away; but fortunately, scripta manent: the transcribed remains.

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