Ireland 12

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 25

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/07/1983

PLACE OF BIRTH: Limerick, Ireland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Irish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: post-graduate student

EDUCATION: Subject was getting his Ph.D. at the time of this recording.

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

Subject moved to Dublin for his undergraduate degree and, at the time of recording, was in Edinburgh for his post-graduate degree.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Helen Ashton

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/04/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Erm, some … I would like to think it’s perfectly neutral, but others have said, errmm, otherwise … errmmm … not hugely indicative of Limerick, I imagine, ermm … more termed a Culchie West, west coast accent, Culchie’s, sort of “country bumpkin” over here, is that the, the the turn of phrase. Yeah, so, err, when I was up in Dublin, the, the Jackeens, would be “city slickers,” would, errr, errr, not really understand a word I say. So, I also tend to speak quite fast, so even my mother and my father give out to me for speaking quickly, so I’ve slowed it right down here for you but … [Subject now speaks in Gaelic. Translation: My name is Eoghan Maguire; I’m from Limerick. I’m over here in Edinburgh studying engineering. It was Mireille’s birthday yesterday; she is 25 years old. Well, I don’t have a clue what else to say really …]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Helen Ashton

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/04/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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