England 34

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 68

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1933

PLACE OF BIRTH: Appledore, Devon

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: housewife

EDUCATION: N/A

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject is married to England 33.

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RECORDED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2001

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: 

[There is no unscripted speech for this subject.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Subject, a housewife, is married to England 33, and, like her husband, was born and raised in Appledore. Despite their 30 years of marriage, their dialects are quite different. She has a great deal more r-coloring than he does, and her vowels are closer to the stronger Devon dialects of England 31 and 32. She agreed to only read “Comma Gets a Cure,” so you will not be able to contrast her reading with her unscripted speaking style.

COMMENTARY BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 2001

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