DOBES Archive

giving directions
There are two participants in this recording: the speaker (speaker 1) and another one who mainly acts as hearer (speaker 2). The speaker is describing/giving instructions on how to get from place A (the Language Center in Mauston, WI) to place B (junction Arlington Ave and Crescent St. in Mauston). Prior to the recording he is given a map of Mauston where the route is already drawn in. The "hearer" is also given a copy of this map. He is asked to draw in the route described by the speaker. The "hearer" sometimes interacts with the speaker (e.g. asking to repeat something, or confirming that he has found it on the map).