Poland 11

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 10 (IDEA’s youngest subject)

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/08/2005

PLACE OF BIRTH: Gdańsk, Poland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Polish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: elementary school

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject has never traveled abroad.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

He had been studying English in public school for three years prior to this recording. (His mispronunciation of many words in the scripted speech may be due just as much to his lack of knowledge of English as his accent.)

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RECORDED BY: Piotr Dobrowolski

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/09/2015

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Hi. In Poland. I’m from in Poland. I’m living in Gdańsk. I’m 10. I have two brothers. My favorite actor is Arnold Schwarzenegger. I, I love pizza.

[Subject recites a passage from one of the Harry Potter novels in Polish]: Nazajutrz Harry obudził się o piątej rano i był tak podniecony, że już nie mógł zasnąć. Wstał i wciągnął dżinsy, bo nie chciał paradować po dworcu w szacie czarodzieja; przebierze się w pociągu. Po raz kolejny sprawdził z listą, czy ma wszystko, co powinien mieć, upewnił się, że Hedwiga jest zamknięta w klatce, a potem zaczął krążyć po pokoju, czekając, aż Dursleyowie wstaną. Dwie godziny później kufer Harrego zapakowano do bagażnika, ciotka Petunia zdołała namówić Dudleya, by usiadł z tyłu obok Harrego i ruszyli.

[English translation: The next day, Harry woke up at 5 in the morning and was so excited, he could not sleep. He stood up and pulled up his jeans, because he did not want to flaunt around the platform in a wizard’s robe; he will change in the train. He checked his list once again whether he has everything he is supposed to have, double-checked if Hedwig is locked in her birdcage, and started walking circles around his room, waiting for the Dursleys to get up. Two hours later, Harry’s chest was loaded into the trunk, and aunt Petunia was able to persuade Dudley to sit in the back with Harry by his side, and they set off.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Piotr Dobrowolski

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/09/2015

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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