England 27

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: N/A

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Katerina Moraitis

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/09/1999

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, I’ve lived in Whitley Bay since I was about 4; um, there’s not a great deal to do in Whitley Bay apart from drink; um, it’s nice, quite pretty, next to Tynemouth.  Ughhh, the dome’s horrible, but I actually went one night, during the summer, for my friend’s birthday party; she had like this salsa night there, and it’s horrible. It’s next to the Spanish city, and it’s full of charvers [laughs], um, which are horrible young people who wreck Whitley Bay. Um, there’s a lot of debate going on in Whitley Bay at the moment about, um, having the pubs having late licenses, because the residents aren’t happy about it, but the pubs are the only thing that drag the tourists in, because it did used to be quite a, a good little tourist spot, but not anymore. Um, I’d say probably Tynemouth gets more of the business now ’cause it’s prettier. But it’s full of old people

TRANSCRIBED BY: Brian Ervin

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/02/2008

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Subject, a friend of England 26, is considered a “posh” Geordie.

COMMENTARY BY: Katerina Moraitis

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/09/1999

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