Brazil 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/01/1993

PLACE OF BIRTH: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Latin-American

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: high school

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject has lived lived in Brazil almost her whole life. At the time of this recording, she had been living for five months in Lawrence, Kansas, United States, studying for her bachelor’s degree.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Troy Clifford Dargin (under supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/10/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in 1993, and I’m an international student at KU. I’m from Brazil. I … my major is speech pathology. I, I’m here for … in Lawrence for five months, and I’ll be here until next year. I’m … now I’m living in Jayhawk Towers, and I, I went to many places in United States: Washington D.C., Richmond … and I’m planning to travel more around the country.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Troy Clifford Dargin (under supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION: 24/11/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This speaker dentalizes her /t/ and /d/ stop consonants.  For the “ed” combination, this speaker adds a schwa /ə/ before, such as in the word “managed.”

She uses a closed back rounded /u/ for the “goose” set.

COMMENTARY BY: Troy Clifford Dargin (under supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/11/2013

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