Ireland 13

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 18

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/06/1992

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dromahair, Ireland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Irish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: leaving certificate

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS: none

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject was raised in Dromahair, County Leitrim, Ireland, and has never lived anywhere else.

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RECORDED BY: David Navell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/07/2010

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, we had a [unclear] Gaelic match today against our archrivals, Manor Hamilton, the town just down the road; um, it was a senior club game; um, game started at 7 o’clock. Um, we were winning by five points at halftime and came back out and went six points ahead; then we got a player sent off, and they got a sloppy goal and ended up beating us by three points, so it was a bit disappointing there to say the least.

TRANSCRIBED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/07/2010

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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