New Hampshire 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 14

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1986

PLACE OF BIRTH: Merrimack, New Hampshire

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject has lived in Merrimack, New Hampshire, her entire life.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject has very little dialect compared to her parents (New Hampshire 2), which might be due to the number of non-New England people moving into her area. Children are much more likely to be influenced by the accents around them than adults.

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RECORDED BY: N/A

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/01/2000

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I live in New Hampshire, in Merrimack, an’ I like it,’cause it, like, it snows here an’ you … There’s a lotta skiing places.  An’  it’s fun.  [laughs, whispering] So that — should I just go there?  My family: I have one sister, an’ her name’s Caitlyn.  An’ a mom an’ a dad, an’ they’re both teachers, an’ my mom loves to go skiing an’ my dad loves to go fishing.  And, um, I’m in middle school.  I still go to middle school, an’ I love school because I see my friends, an’ there’s school dances.  That’s fun.  An’ the sports I do — I — do a lot, actually.   I do soccer, basketball, I horseback ride, an’ I dance, so, tat’s fun.  An’ my favorite foods — that’s a lot.  I like pizza, an’ grilled cheese, an’ macaroni an’ cheese.  Those are my favorites.  An’ then, cheddar cheese.  An’ my plans for the future?  I wanna be, um, either a writer or a kindergarten teacher, like my mom.  So [clears throat], an’ I wanna have a family of my own.  Pretty much what I wanna do with my life.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

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

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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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