Ghana 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 40

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/1969

PLACE OF BIRTH: Tamale, in Ghana

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: black and Ghanaian

OCCUPATION: professor

EDUCATION: Ph.D.

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

He was raised and lived for 27 years in the city of Tamale, in Ghana. Since he left Africa, he has lived in Malaysia, Canada and now the United States.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject is well educated and has lived a significant portion of his life outside Ghana.

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RECORDED BY: Nick Rocz (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/10/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Yeah just going back again, ehh, ehh, but, a if you wanted one specific thing it was when I landed in Ghana that was the most the happiest time (it was/because?) as we were traveling you don’t know what is going on. But once you arrive immediately you now know that you literally arrived so that was my, ehhh best time, moment I should say [laughing]. I all, all of them [episodes of the TV show “Seinfeld”], ehh all of them; [laughing] a which one? Episode where they go to, ehh, the guy who sells the, ehh, the, ehh, the soup, soup nazi, [laughing] the soup Nazi [laughing] episode. [laughing] And oh I, I, love all of them, and, ehh, sometimes, eh, George or Kramer, ah, but I love George episode where you have Kramer, ehh, giving long speeches or George giving this eloquent speeches or describing something that is [not understood] favorite, ehh, scenes I always like [laughing and clap], yes, I know you don’t need this, you just get that for extra [laughing] information. OK.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Nick Rocz (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/10/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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

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