Transcription in Action
RESOURCES FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF LINGUISTIC INTERACTION

Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact: Mary Bucholtz ()
and John W. Du Bois ()

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Links

This page provides links to resources available to support the transcription of interaction. These resources include software for working with sound and video; software for working with transcriptions, especially for making concordances; and websites that provide access to more information about ethics and informed consent in collecting recorded data. Some of the information in this page, along with additional details, can be found in the Representing Discourse file Resources: Access to Computational Tools for Discourse Research. Unless otherwise noted all programs are freeware. Please send additions and corrections to the email addresses listed above.

Audio Editing and Analysis

Amadeus (shareware for Macintosh)
Audacity (Macintosh, Windows, Linux, etc.)
Fujisaki Analysis (Windows)
Praat (Macintosh, Windows, Linux, etc.)
Sound Forge and Sound Forge Audio Studio (commercial for Windows)
Sound Studio (commercial for Macintosh)
SoundWriter
(Windows in beta-testing)
VoiceWalker
(Windows)

Video Editing and Analysis

Anvil (Macintosh, Windows, Linux, etc.)
Elan
(Macintosh, Windows, Linux, etc.)
EXMARaLDA (Macintosh, Windows, Linux, etc.)
QuickTime Pro
(commercial for Macintosh)
SignStream (shareware for Macintosh)
syncWriter
(commercial for Macintosh; demo available)
Transana (Windows; Macintosh in alpha-testing)
Transcriber (Macintosh, Windows, Linux, etc.)

Concordance Making

MonoConc Pro (commercial for Windows)
Wordsmith Tools (commercial for Windows)

Ethics and Informed Consent

TalkBank Informed Consent Guidelines
TalkBank Code of Ethics
“Can We Tape?” (legal aspects of audio recording)