Thursday, November 04, 2010

"Trey-eight revolve 'em"

An absolutely fascinating piece by Paul Devlin at Slate on transcription errors in a new anthology of rap. It could usefully be read by people editing Shakespeare plays...

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I was sure that Joseph Ritson was going to show up from the eighteenth century! There are echoes of the Reliques of Ancient English Poetry controversies in these fascinating, often reasonable concerns voiced about transcribing an oral art form, but what's strange and new are the charges about not citing crowd-sourced Internet transcriptions of the lyrics or work done by the undergraduate research assistants.