Missouri 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 15

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1985

PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but raised in St. Peters, Missouri.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Shawn M. Muller

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/09/2000

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

When I was sittin’ on the bus an’ the bus driver left me on the bus, th– an’ I was really scared, ’cause I woke up, and I popped my head up, and we were drivin’ down this one road and she slammed on the brakes, and that was kinda scary.  I’m going to be on “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” for the school.  Well, it’s about a whole buncha casts, eh, cast, that decides to put on a whole buncha shows fer– of William Shakespeare’s.  And, uh, basically it’s so … it’s a comedy, and we mess up, basically.  And there’s … we mess up on interpreting it, and stuff like that.  Everyone should come see it, too.  [Laughs] When I woke up?  When I woke up, I turned on my TV.  I watched the news to find out the temperature and stuff like that, and took a shower, came to school, ‘n’ went to first hour. Geometry, had a test, probably failed it.  Second hour, we watched a movie, slept.  Third hour, biology, slept.  Uh, fourth hour, world history; did pretty much nothing in there.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/06/2008

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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