Florida 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 19

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/02/1995

PLACE OF BIRTH: Pensacola, Florida

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: college student

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS: N/A

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/04/2014

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 Pensacola, Florida. I attended school at MacArthur Elementary. I am now a student at the University of West Florida. Uh, my parents work in town. Uh, my father is a city for — city of Pensacola. Uh, my mother works for Covenant Hospice. Uh, I have a younger sibling. She is 6 y– years younger than I am. I have two pets; their names are Coco and Tater. Tater is like a little rat dog. He’s a mutt and so is Coco. Coco just looks like a mini lab, as we like to say. Um, for the summer, I’m hoping to get a summer job at the gym on campus or close to home. Um, and also take two summer classes, maybe get a science out of the way because that’s not a fun time and, uh, maybe another English. In my spare time, I like to hang out with friends and go to the beach and, um, I like to redecorate my room when I have free time and try to make it as different as possible.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/08/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

  • In some words, the speaker replaces the vowel in “met” with the vowel in “sit,” as is common in many American Southern accents, e.g., “expensive.”
  • T shifts to a d in some words, e.g. “beautiful.”
  • Some final T’s are softened (e.g. “stressed”) or missing entirely, using instead a glottal stop, e.g. “jacket” and “vet”.
  • The speaker uses a very neutral, unrounded lip position, e.g. “Comma.”
  • The speaker uses vocal fry throughout, especially at the ends of phrases.
  • She uses mostly the very bottom of her pitch range.
  • Compared to a General American dialect, the speaker’s tongue is relatively raised, creating less space in the mouth and flattening some of the vowels.
  • In the unscripted speech, the speaker inflects up at the end of most thoughts.

COMMENTARY BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/08/2014

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