Florida 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 61

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/01/1952

PLACE OF BIRTH: Jackson, Tennessee (but raised in Atlanta, Georgia)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: professor

EDUCATION: doctorate degree

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

As a former member of the military, the subject has lived in a number of places. Within the United States, prior to Pensacola, he lived in northeast Louisiana, coastal North Carolina, North Georgia, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Abroad, he has lived near Munich, Germany.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: none

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RECORDED BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/09/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1952, January of 52. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Um, parents were educated at the University of Alabama. I was educated at the University of Alabama. And I’ve lived in Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, and several European countries while I was in the military. Um, I presently, uh, love living in Pensacola. I like, uh, being able to go to the beach. I have two boats that I, I go fishing. I’m not a great fisherperson, but I do enjoy get on the water and seeing the dolphins, the baby dolphins, and sometimes catch a few sharks or, uh, redfish. I have a riverboat, um, and I have a lot more experience fishing freshwater than I do, um, brackish or saltwater, and I catch catfish and I trotline. I have a commercial-fishing license, so I can bait more than 50 hooks. Uh but uh don’t, don’t trotline fish very much. Uh, the, the, the, um, the jugfishing I enjoy doing but they have to be anchored in this state as opposed to free-floating in Alabama. And, uh, the river is very, very scenic and very different from the bay. Both, uh, have some terrific, breathtaking views, and just being out there whether you catch any fish or not is, uh, a real privilege and, uh, one of the big reasons why I love living here. I enjoy eating seafood; I enjoy blue skies and the number of days that we have sunshine and don’t much care for the cold weather. So, happy to be here.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/10/2013

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Consistent with many American Southern dialects, in the diphthong in the word “time,” the speaker elongates the first stage of the diphthong and virtually eliminates the second stage.

“R” is hard and very pronounced.

The jaw position is slightly elevated.

In the words “countries” and “military,” the final, unstressed [i] “ee” vowel is softened and is heard as something closer to the vowel in “sit” or even a schwa.

COMMENTARY BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/10/2013

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