England 25

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 19

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1981

PLACE OF BIRTH: N/A

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: N/A

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject also lived in South Shields (Tyne & Wear), England. She was raised in Newcastle.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Katerina Moraitis

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/02/2000

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

In the holidays I did a play, eh, which was, eh, live theatre, which is a little theatre in Newcastle, and, u,h it was basically like a festival.  Where, uh, we were put into groups and we, uh, each did a play, and I was a Geordie charver, which is a really broad Geordie girl who is always in trouble and, eh, and talk talks a bit like this, y’know, it’s really funny, y’know, and  that’s how this (pop), and so I had to that accent, um, and it was really funny because, uh, I’m actually I’ve actually got quite a posh, uh, Geordie accent, I have.  Uh-huh, an,d um, so it was quite quite fun doing that, so we spent the whole holidays just, um, rehearsing, and it was really good fun, and I didn’t do anything  else in the holidays ’cause I just lazed about, um, and it’s just really nice to be back at uni again; and I can’t wait to start again.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Ben Cook

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/2/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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