Missouri 9

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 17

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1983

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 raised in St. Peters, Missouri.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject’s family is from Mississippi, and the influence is obvious in his dialect.

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RECORDED BY: Shawn M. Muller and Tim Hansen

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:

Uh, offensive guard an’ defensive tackle.  Really I been kinda lucky.  In JFL I got a sting, but that’s about it.  Nothin’ like … no broken ankles or anythin’ cool.  Uh, an’, like, Little League football, I broke my teammate’s ankle, but that’s my teammate so it wasn’t fun.  Uh, one thing I’ll always remember is I was, like, 6 years old, an’ I was, like, ridin’ my bike on the street, an’, like, this kid came runnin’ — I don’t know.  He was prob’ly like 12 years old or somethin’.  He’s like, “Hey, can I see your bike?”  I thought he just wanted to look at it. Yeah, so he just got on my bike an’ took off.  So he ’s, like, tryin’ to steal my bike.  So, my brother, like, took care of it, ’cause he’s older, an’ I got my bike back but ’s kinda traumatizing.  Like, my family is from Mississippi.  Not me though.  Uh, he goes to Lindenwood.  He, uh, he’s goin’ into mass media, broadcast ’n’ communications.  Um, he works for the radio station. Uh, that’s about all I can tell you.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

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

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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