Introduction to CLAN: A software tool for the transcription and analysis of video and audio data
A short course from the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication and the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre.
26th – 28th October, 2011, Maughan Library
This course is suitable for researchers using video or audio data and will provide you with practical skills in using software tools to enhance your research abilities. CLAN is an innovative software programme developed for transcribing, coding and analysing video and audio data. It was developed by Professor Brian MacWhinney for use with the largest corpora of data on spoken language (CHILDES and TalkBank) and is becoming more widely used.
This introductory course will be run by Janus Mortensen and Spencer Hazel from Roskilde University, who have been using CLAN on a large project on interaction in the international university (CALPIU), and Sarah Atkins who uses the software for qualitative, sociolinguistic analysis of healthcare discourse at King’s College London. It is particularly suitable for those doing research in linguistics, discourse or conversation analysis, but may be of interest to other disciplines in which video or audio is closely analysed.
The course takes place over 3 days: The first 2 full days will provide a taught introduction with hands on practice and assistance. A third, half day will enable participants to receive individual support as they use CLAN to work on their own data. If you do not wish to work on your own data, there will be examples on hand to use.
Coursed/workshop organized by Janus Mortensen and Spencer Hazel. Taught by Janus Mortensen, Spencer Hazel and Sarah Atkins