Florida 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 36

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/04/1977

PLACE OF BIRTH: Pensacola, Florida

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: boutique owner

EDUCATION: high school, some college

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): 15/01/2014

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’m 36 years old. I was born in Pensacola, Florida. Um, I have two daughters: One’s 15 and one is 7. I’ve been married for eleven years. Um, I recently o-opened a ladies’ boutique. Before opening the boutique, I was a preschool teacher, and prior to that I was an office manager. My husband is a, uh, pilot. He’s a commercial flight instructor and trains the military here locally and decides whether or not they will have a career in aviation. I was one of the first one-hundred babies born here locally at West Florida Hospital. My father has thirteen brothers and sisters, um, one of which passed away, and they adopted another to bring it back up to thirteen.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/01/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

R’s are hard, and the vocal placement is farther back than in the General American dialect.  The diphthong in the word “side” changes to something closer to an elongated version of the vowel in “back.”

Having had significant prior contact with the speaker, I observe that her dialect in this recording is lighter than in previous encounters (perhaps a subconscious “self-correction”).

COMMENTARY BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/01/2014

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