Successful Failure

by

Hervé Varenne and Ray McDermott

FIGURE 8.1 (p. 188)

R A J Perry M R T
1~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~ All right,
2~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~ Perry's ready ~ Who
3~ ~~ Me.~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~ else is ready? ~
4 ~ YOU::~ ~ Not me. CA-~ Can I go?~ ~~ ~
5~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
6~ ~~ ~~ ~~ CAN-~ ~~ ~~ ~
7 I could~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
8 read it ~~ Can't we~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
9 I wanna go please go~ ~ No ~ ~ ~~ ~~ ~
10 around over it with~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
11~ ~ everybody~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
12~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
13~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~ That's the word
14~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~ you drew a line under
15~ ~ xx in the xx~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
16~ ~ Ahhh YOU::~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
17~ ~~ ~~ ~~ YOU.~ ~~ ~~ ~
18~ ~~ ~~ ~~ CAN~ ~~ ~ Right. You.
19~ ~~ ~~ ~ YOU- CAN~ ~~ ~~ ~
20~ ~~ ~~ ~ YOU ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
(excerpted and retranscribed from Table 1, (Dore and McDermott 1982: 378) and from Table 3, (1982: 393))