A brief emergence from business* the point out a wonderful new feature in the most recent release of Elan: auto-silence recogniser. You set the threshold for speech length and silence length and it analyses the sound file and puts in transcription tags. Very cool.
*This time it’s prosody-induced. I’m getting a bunch of Bardi intonation data together, but because the vast majority of my Bardi transcriptions were done in the days before Elan, it’s a time-consuming process.