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In this short chapter we will lay out some of the features of laughter, and explore
some reasons why, even when laughter appears to be ‘flooding out’, it is still
important to capture its often subtle interactional features. There will not be space
here to cover all the possible features of laughter, nor the interactional significance of
doing it one way rather than another. Nevertheless, we will attempt to provide some
basic methods for hearing and transcribing that will draw on and develop the basic
transcription conventions designed by Gail Jefferson.