Oklahoma 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 52

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1949

PLACE OF BIRTH: Ada, Oklahoma

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: administrative secretary

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject has lived in the Oklahoma City area her entire life, although she speaks of annual trips to Canton, Texas.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Rena Cook

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2001

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Canton is a flea market that’s been around, I think, about a hundred years.  It’s called First Monday, because it’s the weekend before the first Monday of every month.  I think it’s 250 acres of just treasures: um, antiques, crafts, junk.  Um, there are lots of craftsmen there.  There’s the guys that carve the, uh, statues out of tree trunks.  Uh, there’s people who make furniture.  Uh, you can — I buy my Christmas wrapping and ribbon there every year because they have unusual Christmas wrapping.  Uh, there’s everything you can think of, and it’s just a fun weekend.  It’s a town that’s full of bed-and-breakfasts.  Um, it’s so well known that I think there’s about five motels and hotels in the area.  It’s mostly known for its bed-and-breakfasts, and, um, you have to book your reservations a year in advance at the hotels.  Um, we usually stay at a place called the Shoestring Farm, and, had we have seen it in the daylight the first time we went, we probably would not have stayed there, because it is a working farm.  It’s not landscaped, but, uh, Patti is the lady who runs it, and it’s, it’s beautiful inside.  She’s got antiques and feather beds, and, um, uh, she’s just delightful.  She’s from New York.  Um, so, um, she does weddings in the bunkhouse, as she calls it.  Her husband has lived on that farm since he was 4, and he’s in his — I think late 60s.  Um, he had to move — they moved to that place when the lake was put in, she said.  And, I don’t know what lake, and it’s funny when we go there, because, um, he runs hunting trips.  They hunt for wild pig, and he has hound dogs, and sometimes they are up all night, barking because they’re so excited about going hunting the next day.  And a couple of times, not often, we’ve been there to spend the night, and not only people going to Canton are there, but there will be men there for a hunting weekend.  Or a fishing weekend.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/11/2007

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SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This subject’s regional consonant energy is striking, as is the hard [r] energy. Her story-telling verve is also typical of the dialects of central Oklahoma.

COMMENTARY BY: Rena Cook

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 2001

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