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Over Space Analysis

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Introduction

Transcription Analysis This transcription is over space, it is between two people at a music VIP party. They are roughly the same age, and although both from two different countries, both, in their own right, sound quite similar. Jonas, the Music artist behind "Basshunter", Is Swedish and is being interviewed by The interviewer who is Dutch. Both speak very good English. Their grammar and linguistic features are both shared when you compare the two together. Features of spontaneous spoken English are non-fluency features, such as pauses, repairs and repetitions, Interruptions, False Starts, Topic change, Adjacency Pairs and turn taking. Examples of a few of these features are featured below in an extract of my transcript. "Jonas: But actually, the erm, Dutch, Dutch and Swedish it's kinda similar in some forms. I was watching (.) Dutch TV in the hotel room and I was like, I was watching the subtitles // , and I was like, okay // Interviewer: // yea // And you recognised // Some of the words" In the above extract many features of non-fluency features are shown, mainly because of the minor language barrier, and both speakers not speaking in their home language. ...read more.

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Because each person or actor that has scripted lines knows what he/she will say before he/she even says it / before it goes 'live'. This shows that the speakers have rehearsed and that there will be no spontaneous spoken English features. Being a spontaneous piece, there are not a lot of pauses, which shows that both people are quick thinkers and are used to the situation. That they are expecting, in a sense, the answer or question that the other one gave. With so little pauses, the conversation seems rather professional. -- -- -- -- The two people speaking in my transcript have a relationship as mother and son, Sarah, as earlier mentioned, being the mother, and Dan being the son. The difference of age (about 20 years) does not influence the language choice that each individual speaker, in my transcript, has, as they both live together so language choices merge in a sense. They both belong to the same class and region of people so their manner of speech, when it comes to class and region, aren't very apparent, if existent at all! ...read more.

Conclusion

If a third party were to read this transcript I think he/she would understand a majority of it as it's very basic and changes topics. The only parts that they may not understand would be the semantic fields and topic specific terms such as "Rosalina" and "Peach Gardens" as these are all in relation to the game that both speakers are playing while talking. The speakers do not mention the games console or what game they're playing as the conversation isn't scripted and isn't meant for a third party to listen in, and understand the conversation. If a third party were to be introduced to try and understand the transcript, I think he/she wouldn't have to be there themselves, but it would help an immensely. The nature of the spoken English in my script is a general day-to-day conversation between a son and his mother. The simple purpose of this is for the two people to socialise and converse, it allows both to converse while sharing a common like, playing the particular game that they're playing at the time of this transcription. ...read more.

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