Germany 18

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/06/1993

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bad Gandersheim, Germany

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: German

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: degree from Hawk University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject was raised in Seesen, Germany, very near the town in which he was born.

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RECORDED BY: Kenney Selvey (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/04/2014

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m from Bad Gandersheim; um, I’m from Seesen but born, I was born in Bad Gandersheim. It’s a city next to my hometown. Um, I’m going to school in Hildesheim. It’s a university for arts and applied sciences. My major is advertising design. Um, before I went to, um, the university, I was at … I went to, uh, high school for arts and, yeah, I began very early to, um, get interested in arts. Um, I went to a lot of museums, um, with my, with my mother, um, uh, in, in Germany, and, um, then I went to … last year I went to New York. Um, and, um, it was like an excursion, yeah. Um, I live with my parents in Germany. I have a little brother; he’s 17 years old. He’s at the high school, um, and want to go to the German army when he finish. I like the top twenty of music, um, so the, the new songs, the charts, um, a lot of electronic music, um; and I like bands like Coldplay, and Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol, Imagine Dragons, um, and bands like that, um, yeah, yeah. I’m so excited for this summer because I will go to this festival and to another festival, um, that’s called Sonne Mond und Sterne. It’s like sun, um, moon, and stars in English, um, and there will be Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and, yeah, a lot of German DJs and a lot of European DJs, yeah, and …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kenney Selvey (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/04/2014

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