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Transcription Analysis This transcription is over time, it is between a teacher and a pupil. There is about 25 years between the two people in this transcript. Both from the same region in the country, as it would suggest them going working and learning at the same school. Sara is the teacher and James is a pupil who is in isolation refusing to work. Their grammar and linguistic features are similar, but vary in many ways, from the differences; it's easy to determine the age difference. In the transcription provided, there are many features of spontaneous English and non-fluency features such as pauses, interruptions, adjacency pairs and slang. Examples of these features are featured below in an extract of my transcription. "Sara: (9) So what's this you're doing? Have you done your English yet // James: // nah, I aint done it //" In the above extract many non-fluency features are shown, this could be because of the situation and that the pupil feels intimidated, or the fact that his peers may be around. ...read more.


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 of the human interaction & act of conversation. 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 of teacher and pupil. Sara, As mentioned earlier, is a teacher who maintains an isolation room, who is 43 years of age; James is a pupil who has been put into isolation, and is 13 years of age. The difference in age, of 30 years, influences the conversation quite dramatically. Sara does not really alter the language of which she uses, and neither does James, but evidently, they both use rather different language. The language choices don't merge; this could be because of the relationship between the two people, or the environment of which the two people are in. ...read more.


If a third party were to read this transcript I'm confident that he/she would understand it, as it starts from the start of the conversation, and ends when the conversation dies. There are no semantic fields to understand, the and conversation isn't that detailed, so it should be rather simple to understand. Everything spoken about is pretty self-explanatory and for this reason, it'd be easy to comprehend. If a third party were to be introduced to, and try to understand the transcript, I don't really think it would help much for said third party to be present at the time of the conversation. The nature of the spoken English in my script is a general day-to-day conversation between an teaching adult at a school, and a pupil that's been entered into isolation. The purpose of this conversation is to motivate James (the pupil) to continue with his work, and make the most of his time in school, and not waste it. ...read more.

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