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The objectives of this research study are to undertake a review of the transcription and discourse coding systems with an emphasis on their suitability for multilingual research and practicality, and to identify sociolinguistic and discourse phenomena that are important for the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) research projects and that can present difficulties for transcription and tagging. The project was conducted to supplement CRPP Core Research Program Panel 4 research, as well as Specific Focus Projects dealing with language development and sociolinguistics. We found that it is possible to simplify transcribers’ task and use transcription systems based on conventional orthographies. Valuable sociolinguistic information can be preserved in the transcript by supplying an appendix in the header. The Language Interaction Data Exchange System (LIDES) system is the most suitable for data with lots of code-switching and code-mixing. The Data Analysis Message Sequence List (DAMSL) dialogue act tagging system is a valuable instrument that can be used in classroom discourse research to supplement the traditional instruments for a better understanding of classroom practices. We recommend using the rewrite rule format to express sociolinguistic details in transcripts economically, as well as testing the Codes for the Human Analysis of Transcripts (CHAT) platform for possible wider application in CRPP projects. We also recommend supplementing the ongoing classroom discourse research with a more detailed study of the communicative acts in the classroom using the DAMSL tagging system.
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CRP 43/03 LYB
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