Guest Blog: Presenting Multi-Modal Analyses: Capturing and Communicating Nonverbal Behaviors

Multi-modal work has been an increasing, and welcome, presence in ROLSI, and here Jackson Tolins gives us a blow-by-blow account of working with complex data.


Jackson Tolins, UC Santa Cruz

For researchers of language and social interaction, capturing the intricacies of spontaneous talk-in-interaction has always posed a challenge. We hope to present in our manuscripts not only what is said, but the subtle details of how it was said, capturing the critical features of the talk relevant to how the interlocutors create, coordinate, and respond in conversation. For talk, this challenge has been met with the standardized transcription practices such as the Jeffersonian system.

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