Missouri 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 17

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1983

PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject was raised in St. Peters, Missouri.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Tim Hansen and 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:

Um, I was in kindergarten, an’ it was, like, the first week of school.  An’ I wen’ out to recess, an’ I jus’ sat down to play a game with one of my friends.  An’ then these really two mean boys in Kindergarten, like, dragged me over to the flagpole, an’ they, like, tied me to the flagpole with some jump ropes.  An’ I was stuck there till the end of recess, and my teacher had to come untie me, ’n’ that was not fun.  Uh, my mom’s a nurse.  She works on the surgical floor at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, an’ she works nights.  And then, I don’t have a dad.  I go out with my friends, go to parties, go to concerts, go shopping, stuff like that.  Well, um, we woke up, and we ate a cup of coffee, an’, um, came to school, at like 7 o’clock in the morning.  And I had a flute sectional.  An’ then, first hour, I watched “The Great Dictator,” which was OK.  Um, second hour, I had keyboarding, ’s kinda boring.  An’ third hour was choir, which was cool, ’cause it’s just fun.  And fourth hour was advanced composition, an’ we had discussion day, so we just debated on some different stuff, so, um, we debate on, um, ‘should parents stay together in a divorce for the children, or would it be better if they just divorced?’  To say if, er,  would it be better, so … An’ then over, um, ‘should lyrics and musics, and song or music be, um, handled by the government, or who should it be handled by, or how should it be handled?’ Like, the explicit lyrics and things like that, so, um, I think that explicit lyrics in songs, like …  they, they brought up Eminem, as an example.  I think that, um, that should be regulated by, if not by the writer, then by the record company or the government or somebody.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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

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