Germany 15

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/06/1987

PLACE OF BIRTH: Heidelberg, Germany

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: some college

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Hannah Mae Sturges (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/10/2010

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

All right, um, my family history, so, um, my family l- name is quite old; I think it’s around five hundred years old, and it’s from, uh, the southern part of Germany from Bavaria ,and, uh, uh, the part of my family was was, uh, located next to a river, and so my last name is, uh, is, is a part of a river, and then “Inger” would, which, uh, is, uh, part of a lot of German names, and it describes the part they are coming from so ‘cause, yeah, that’s the history of my last name and where my family is from; and, uh, then my grandpa moved to next to the area we are living now; it’s a little bit more west between Frankfurt and Stuttgart, and it’s a small city called Heidelberg. We have a beautiful castle; a lot of American tourists, they always is it looks like Disneyland there, and yeah it we have a population of around one hundred thousand people there; and I was I was born there and raised there, and I’m going to university, so, yeah, and before I came here I, um, worked for my university in Heidelberg, and we have an exchange program with CSUF, and so I got to know a couple of people, and it made it, uh, made it a lot easier for me when I came here to knew some people. I had some problems moving in here in the apartment so, um, I could stay for some days at my friend’s house, and, yeah, that’s is that OK [laughing].

TRANSCRIBED BY: Hannah Mae Sturges (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/10/2010

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