Italy 21

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 35

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/05/1981

PLACE OF BIRTH: Como

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Italian/white

OCCUPATION: technician

EDUCATION: high school

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

The speaker lived for seven years in Milan (only 40 kilometers from Como, the current area of residence).

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The speaker has had no other influences on his speech.

The text used in our recordings of scripted speech can be found by clicking here.

RECORDED BY: Patrizia Anesa

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/01/2017

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

And, in this interview, I would like to talk about Como. That is the city I’m livin’ in. And Como is not a big, big town, a big city — is more a big town, has I think two thousand and two hundred-thousand inhabitants. And this is by the lake, the famous lake of Como. Er, this is also the place where I was, I was bor- … I was born, and it has beautiful surroundings; and it’s quite a nice place, place to live and to, to, visit, so I strongly recommend visiting Como. And, er, well, I can say people living in Como are quite friendly, and there are good restaurants, so you might enjoy a visit.

[Subject speaks Italian]: Sì la mia squadra preferita è il Milan, la seguo dagli anni Novanta, perché c’era Van Basten, Gullit, Reikard, un sacco di gente molto brava. E adesso mi piace guardarlo solo quando vince però.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Patrizia Anesa

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/01/2017

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