England 95

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/05/1993

PLACE OF BIRTH: Aylesbury, England

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: Subject was a college junior at the time of this interview.

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

Subject was attending college in Canterbury, England, in the southeast, when recorded. He’s spent the majority of his life in Buckinghamshire, including in Milton Keynes, and also in Tring in Hertfordshire.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Kevin Siess (under supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/11/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Have you, Michael, been hanging out with any arsenal supporters, who we both know are not very nice people to hang out with?

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kevin Siess (under supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION: 15/11/2013

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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