Ohio 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 25

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Marietta, Ohio

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: college student

EDUCATION: four years of college study, majoring in criminal justice

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

Subject has also lived in Waterford, Ohio, very near his birthplace of Marietta. Both cities are in the southeastern corner of the state, near the Ohio River and the border with West Virginia.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Dan D’Amico

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/11/2000

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Born in Souther’ Ohio in, uh, Marietta.  I live — I was born in Marietta.  I lived outside of Marietta.  I’ve been on my family’s farm.  My family has about, uh — they have, uh, — own about 2,000 acres outside of, uh, Marietta, in a small town called Waterford.  Yes, I did.  I ro- played football, basketball an’ ran track.  Here at Kent State I’ve been studying criminal justice with a minor of history and a, uh, area of study focusing in juvenile justice.  I’ve been cheering here at Kent State for slightly over four years, with, uh, Univers’ Cheer’n’ Association, based out of Memphis, Tennessee.  Um, I might do a little bit o’ work with ’em this summer. Uh, I don’t know because right now I’ve — uh, I got an internship in Washington, DC.  Um, right now, I been — I’ve heard back from the ACLU.  I’ve heard back from a, uh, corporate, uh, law ’forcement investigative unit [unclear] for the FBI, and also I’ve heard back from DEA.  So right now I’m — it’s a matter of me decidin’ where I’m gonna go.  Uh, none of ’em are paid.  ’S all volunteer work;  ’s all part of the internship.  Uh, the internship, which requires, uh,16 hours of work, with an extra two hours (ar) — two — two hours, uh, of credit for the American, uh, culture — cultural heritage, uh, um, aspect, which is where you study different aspects of the DC area.  You go to different museums, and you jus’, uh, you take notes, you keep a journal, and you turn the journal in when you get back.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/07/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Subject’s speech would fall into what linguists might term the “south-midland” Ohio dialect, and definitely reflects the geographic proximity with a state that is dialectically part of the broad category of Southern American speech. Some of those characteristics include the lengthening or “drawl” in words like “strong” in “Comma Gets A Cure.” His inflection pattern or lilt has more pitch variation than Ohioans from other parts of the state, as heard, for instance, in Ohio 1 or Ohio 2.

COMMENTARY BY: Dan D’Amico

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/11/2000

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