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Limits of the Transliteration Process

An annotation on the level of a broad transcription does not provide:

For labelling nonverbal productions transcribers can only choose from categories. A pronunciation or event that is particularly noticeable can be referred to by a so-called pronunciation or local comment. Pronunciation comments are an attempt to mirror the phonetic characteristics of pronunciation variation and disfluencies by means of orthography.

Susen Rabold