CHAT Main Line

The CHAT main line codes the basic transcription of what a speaker said. The main line includes both pronounced forms and markers. In CHAT the main line starts with an asterisk followed by the speaker ID, a colon and a tab; the remainder of the line is the orthographic transcription. More information about the CHAT main line can be found at https://talkbank.org/manuals/CHAT.html#_Toc486414395.

E.g.,

*CHI:   hello world!

In Phon, the main line is mapped to the Orthography tier. Each main line in a CHAT document cooresponds to a single record in a Phon session. Phon supports many of the same coding standards as CHAT. This document will outline many of the common codings as well as any differences from CHAT. See https://talkbank.org/manuals/CHAT.html#_Toc486414395 for complete documentation.

Special Form Markers

The following special form markers are available in Phon. For more information about special form markers see https://talkbank.org/manuals/CHAT.html#_Toc486414397.

| Letters | Category | Example | Meaning | |--|--|--|--| | @a | addition | xxx@a | unintelligible | | @b | babbling | abame@b | | | @c | child-invented form | gumma@c | sticky | | @d | dialect form | younz@d | you | | @e | echolalia, repetition | want@e more@e | want more | | @f | family-specific form | bunko@f | broken | | @fs | filled-syllable | uh@fs | | | @fp | filled-pause | xxx@fp | | | @g | general special form | gonga@g | | | @i | interjection, interaction | uhhuh@i | | | @k | multiple letters | ka@k | Japanese “ka” | | @l | letter | b@l | letter 'b' | | @n | neologism | broked@b | broken | | @si | singing | lalala@si | singing | | @sl | signed language | apple@sl | apple | | @sas | sign & speech | apple@sas | apple | | @t | test word | wut@t | what | | @u | unibet transcription | binga@u | | | @wp | word play | goobarumba@wp | | | @x | excluded words | stuff@x | excluded | | @z:* | user-defined code | word@z:rtfd | any user code |