Ontario 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 47

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1961

PLACE OF BIRTH: London, Ontario

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: high school music teacher

EDUCATION: university degree

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

Subject was raised in London, Ontario, and was living in St. Thomas at the time of this recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: John Fleming

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/11/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

When I was in grade one, I went to North Ridge Public School in, uh, my hometown, and, um, I had a opportunity to take piano lessons, which is unusual for, um, you to do at a, at a public school. Usually that’s something that you do privately, or your parents arrange for you, and, uh, my parents were not particularly musical at home, but my mother did play the piano.  Um, and so when I came home and said, “Mom, Mom, guess what? I can take piano lessons at school! And it’s free! And it, and every, uh, Monday is, uh, the lesson.”  And my mom was very, very excited about this whole prospect, although she, uh, managed to, uh, remain, uh, calm and, and not too excited, so as not to sway my enthusiasm for the process.  And as a result, I did take the piano lessons, and, uh, enjoyed it thoroughly, and then went on to, uh, take, uh, private lessons later on, and, um, continued with, uh, music for, uh, for the rest of my life.  And that is my story.

TRANSCRIBED BY: John Fleming

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/11/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

In this subject’s speech, final consonants with the possibility for release [k, t, p] rarely see that release, or are co-articulated with a glottal. On words with a lowering inflection, glottal fry is common. The features of the dialect of mainstream English speakers in Ontario can be heard at Professor Eric Armstrong’s Website (http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/ontario/words_and_phrases.html). Ontario 10 is featured as sample number 10 on that page.

COMMENTARY BY: John Fleming

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/11/2008

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