Transcribing speech: Practicalities, Philosophies and Prophesies

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This article outlines the main practical and philosophical developments which have contributed to current approaches to phonetic transcription. Particular contributions from scholars in the field are highlighted as seminal in shaping transcription work. Consideration is also given to the ways in which insights from clinical transcription impact upon the analysis of non-clinical data. Finally, the trends which look set to emerge in future transcription practice and research are speculated upon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)934-939
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Linguistics and Phonetics
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • transcription, practical developments, philosophy of transcription, cognitive phonology, impact on non-clinical work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Linguistics and Language


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