New Hampshire 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20s

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

PLACE OF BIRTH: Saudi Arabia

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: acting student

EDUCATION: college

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

Subject was born in Saudi Arabia but raised and lived in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject’s mother is from Long Island, New York, and her father is from New Hampshire.

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

So I’m gonna tell a story about when I was 10 years old an’ during my mom’s fortieth birthday party.  Um, my mom ’n’ my dad were always kind of really strict about when my brother and I were going to go to bed every night.  So, um, when I was about 10, um, there was this big bash down at my uncle’s restaurant.  He owned a restaurant in town, an’, um, an’ he told us like a week before to pick out our fanciest Hawaiian clothes we could find, that had like fluorescent colors, er, like, frills on them, and to hide them somewhere in our room, so that when they went to the restaurant, we could go put those on an’  whatever.  So, they left, an’ my brother and I thought it was really fun that we got to pretend that we were gonna go to bed in a little while, an’, you know, we were home by ourselves, an’ we could handle it.  An’, um, an’ then they left, an’ we went upstairs, an’ we got out all our Hawaiian clothes an’ put them on.  Uh, an’ then the neighbor across the street came, picked us up, an’ he brought us to the party, an’ we — My dad had taken her somewhere else, so she wouldn’t know where we were goin’.  So we got there, an’, um, we were all hiding in the restaurant.  There’s a big lounge area, and everyone was, like, hiding, from all these corners, an’ there were tons o’ people, over 50 people.  An’ then, um, we got in there, an’ we jumped out, an’ she was jus — she actually couldn’t believe it, that we were there, an’ it was jus’, like — I thought it was pretty fun.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

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

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SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Analysis pending.

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