Italy 17

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 26

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/09/1987

PLACE OF BIRTH: Arona, Italy

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Italian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: undergraduate degree

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Though subjectg was born in Arona, he was raised raised in Novara, near Milan.

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RECORDED BY: Joseph Daniels (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2013

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I am from Novara; that is a city in Italy close to Milan. Um, I was born in Arona. That is, um, a town on, on a lake. The lake is called Lago Maggiore, in Italian. And it is a very nice town, uh, where people from other country used to go there for like a tourist. Or. It’s a very calm place, and, and you can also have fun. Clubs there are a lot of guys cause it’s a school place. Uh, I used to play saxophone, alto saxophone. I played that for like ten years in a band, in a marching band of my town; it was very interesting with a lot of guys; we had fun, and, now I don’t have a lot of time to play my saxophone anymore, but sometimes I just take it off from it’s box, and, and play for myself. Just for, you know just for having some fun. Um, I also like to play boxing. It’s my sport; I love to play box, it’s part of Italian culture. I don’t know if you like, like, uh, Olympic games. Every time the Italian boxers, uh, do very good. It’s like a tradition. In fact, if you, if you remember like the movie “Rocky,” Rocky Balboa. You remember? The Italian Stallion. Yeah, that’s why. We, yeah, its a, it’s not very, uh, popular; like I mean not like soccer, but it’s a, it’s a, sp- uh, cla- classic Italian sport. So, yeah, there are a lot of schools of, very good schools of, of box- of boxing. Uh, it’s a fair sport, a proud sport. It doesn’t mean that you have just to fight or punch with someone. It’s just a face to face. It’s very good for like for your stress because when you finish a boxing training, um, you feel very relaxed. Like a, like a cucumber, you say. Like a cucumber? Yeah. Very calm and relaxed. And I really like it because it’s a hard training, but it makes you feel better. I’m, I’m not scared to take like punch, and stuff like, stuff like that because, uh, actually if you think like to play soccer maybe is more dangerous. Like my brother used to play soccer from a, um, lot of time, from when he was a child. And if you look to his legs, it looks like he had a fight a war, yeah, yeah.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Joseph Daniels (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2013

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