By Emmanuela Cresti, Massimo Moneglia
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Metadata are recorded as an ordered set of Headers lines placed before the session transcription and are compiled following explicit rules and terminology. 2. Dialogue representation. Sets of relevant linguistic and non-linguistic information embodied in the recorded session are presented in textual form. The dialogue representation principles allow the written representation of the spoken events and the relevant circumstances which enable their interpretation. Dialogue representation features two main levels of information: i.
In the rest of this section, we will first show how utterances are determined in CORAL-ROM from an operative point of view, and subsequently discuss the relation with other concurring criteria. The question of the replicability of the coding scheme will also be addressed. The first two issues will be dealt with in these sections, while the reader can refer to the Appendix of this book for the third question. Prosodic breaks and utterance limits In C-ORAL-ROM, prosodic breaks are considered the most relevant cue for determining utterance boundaries.
Lei / prima veniva tutte le settimane // [she / used to come every week once //] Massimo Moneglia The Topic unit is separated from the Comment unit by a pause (in light grey). If we assumed the silence to silence criterion, the sequence would be wrongly considered a sequence of two distinct utterances. In summary, the concept of utterance as a sequence between two silences does not match the identification of an utterance determined on a prosodic basis. Utterances may occur with no need for pauses between them, and therefore in such instances, it would be a case of too strong a criterion; conversely, the occurrence of a pause is not a sufficient cue to infer the conclusion of an utterance, hence making it too weak a criterion.