ERIC Number: ED373552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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A Coding System for Analysing a Spoken Text Database.
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, n5 p1-14 1994
This paper describes a coding system devised to analyze conversations of graduate students in applied linguistics at Edinburgh University. The system was devised to test the hypothesis that as shared knowledge among conversation participants grows, the textual density of in-group members has more cues than that of strangers. The informal conversations of 6 students who shared classes in linguistics were recorded over the course of the 1991-92 academic year. The paper provides details of the lexical and grammatical tags applied to the texts of the conversations and outlines the code for the analysis of each discourse unit's assumed knowledge area, macro-function, speech act, and move. The problems encountered in the implementation of this system are discussed and explained. (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Note: For serial publication in which this paper appears, see FL 022 351.