Germany 20

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 17

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/12/1997

PLACE OF BIRTH: Hagen, Germany

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: German

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: high school

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

Speaker had been living in Northern California, in the United States, for eight months prior to this recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Sean Ellner (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/04/2015

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I don’t really have a favorite soccer team. It’s the First German League; it’s not that interesting anymore because after Bayern Munich just always wins before the season even started just because they have so much money. So I am enjoying longboarding in my free time, and I actually go longboarding basically every day. In Germany, I didn’t even used to have a bike and did always my longboard, so I used to just go longboarding for six miles just to visit a friend or something instead of riding a bike. It’s harder to get your license in Germany, and it costs you like three-thousand bucks and you’re only allowed to drive once 18. So, basically nobody has their license yet and, uh, everyone is taking their bike the whole time or go longboarding or have their parents drive them. And that makes a huge difference here that basically everybody has their license and can just pick you up and you can go places easier. So that’s way easier for all of us. And I guess it’s better here, but in Germany we have way better drivers and way less accidents just because everybody who has a license knows how to drive and not just went lucky with their license tests and now is allowed to drive even though they have no idea how to drive.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Sean Ellner (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/12/2015

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