Ireland 9

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 40

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1967

PLACE OF BIRTH: County Cork, Ireland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Irish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: gardener

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject came to live in Melbourne, Australia, four years ago and returns to Ireland regularly every year.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject returns to Ireland every year, so his accent is still quite strong.

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RECORDED BY: Geraldine Cook

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/05/2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

People are often asked what, I guess what, what their earliest memory is, and, um, my earliest memory … I must have been maybe 3 or 4 at the time, and, uh, it’s a memory of my grandfather who was, who must have been about 93 at the time ‘cause he … when he was … he died at the age of 96. And I remember when in the area outside his house, at the age of 93 cutting timber with a bow saw, and, uh, I was with my father at the time, and he reached into his pocket, my grandfather, and gave him, gave me 50 pence. And I remember looking at it in my hand, and for some reason I was, I must have been grumpy on the day, but I threw the 50 pence on the ground which caused great consternation ‘cause 50 pence at that time was, was — this was early ‘70s — was a lot of money, and so, um, it’s just, it’s odd how things just stick in your mind; but that’s my … one of my first memories.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Rose Mignano

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/06/2008

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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