England 94

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 68

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/07/1944

PLACE OF BIRTH: Oakley (rural Suffolk, close to Norfolk border)

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: retired alternative-medicine consultant

EDUCATION: secondary school

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

Subject was raised in Felixstowe, Suffolk, but spent several years in London before returning to Felixstowe, where she has lived for the past 25+ years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Trevor Lockwood

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/10/2012

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 a little village in Oakley in Suffolk which is near Diss, and I was brought up in Felixstowe until 19, and then I moved to London until I was in my mid-40s, and then I moved back to Felixstowe, and I have been living here ever since. Aah I was born on thirty-first of July, nineteen forty-four.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Trevor Lockwood

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/10/2012

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This is an example of soft-spoken Suffolk, typical of people living in small towns or rural areas.

COMMENTARY BY: Trevor Lockwood

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/10/2012

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