Monthly Archives: December 2010

Chronology of interviews

Good transcription is essential for understanding important themes in Càlig history, but so is correct labeling of interview tapes.  While I enjoyed doing the interviews immensely, I would become easily distracted after an interview if someone dropped by or I … Continue reading

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Perennial Question – Which language to use?

Since Martha began this project, she has wondered which language to write in.   She analyzes and writes better in English, but wants the book to be read by the descendants of the people she interviewed if not by the interviewees … Continue reading

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Transcribing and Visualizing

Martha, an American, has been listening to and transcribing interviews in Spanish and Valenciano.  Some of the interviews had a rough first transcription done by Spanish-speakers.  Now Fabian and Martha are checking and correcting transcriptions which is very time-consuming task.  … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Yesterday Martha was ready to throw in the towel after she discovered two hours of writing disappeared into cyberspace and several pages of transcription missing.  Fortunately she reconstructed the missing paragraphs and Fabian listened to the tape in the optometrist’s … Continue reading

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Organizing themes in the Amador and Manuel interviews

Amador and Manuel were two anarchists, 90 and 85 respectively, whom I interviewed extensively in 1991 and 1992.  I so enjoyed talking with them and learning about their lives and their ideas that I kept visiting with them until the … Continue reading

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Three chapters finished

The first three chapters are ready for editing and corrections. Chapter 1 Unas historias de antes includes the wonderful story La Cistelleta about the neighbors figuring out how to partake of La Beata’s newly slaughtered pig. Chapter 2 Càlig 1907: … Continue reading

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Digitizing oral interview cassettes

Yesterday Dr. Enrique Madrid came by to show Martha and Fabian how to digitize using Amadeus Pro. What a marvelous program if only we had time to do them all! I think we can do some, particularly when we need … Continue reading

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