Poland 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 44

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

PLACE OF BIRTH: Gmina Zielona Góra, Poland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian (Polish/French/Russian)

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject was born and raised in Gmina Zielona Góra, Poland. She had been living in the United States for nearly 20 years when this interview took place.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject learned German, French and Russian from his father. Subject’s English is very fluent and her accent quite mild. Her mother was born in France and grandmother raised in White Russia.

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RECORDED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/09/2005

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

[Transcription of the subject’s unscripted speech is unavailable. Following is a transcription of her speaking some of “Alice in Wonderland” in Polish: Plywajac, uslyszalam niedaleko plusk wody. Co to moglo byc za zwierze? Moze hipopotam? Oh, zapomnialam jaka sie zrobilam malutka … Myszko, Pani Myszko, widze ze Pani tez wpadla do tej wody, a ja myslalam ze jest jej tyle co kot naplakal. Oh, przepraszam, Pani zdaje sie nie lubi kotow. Nie lubie kotow? Ciekawe czy Ty lubilabys koty bedac na moim miejscu? Z pewnoscia nie, ale moj kot jest taki uroczy i tak doskonale lapie myszy …]
[English translation, provided by subject: As I was swimming, I heard a splashing noise nearby. What kind of animal could that be? Maybe a hippopotamus? Oh, I forgot how tiny I became … Mouse, Mrs. Mouse, I see you also fell into this water, and I thought there is only a small amount, just like a cat would produce. Oh, I am sorry I think you do not like cats that much.  Dislike cats? I wonder if you would like them if you were in my position? Surely not, but my kitty is so cute and he is a great mouse hunter …]

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Subject’s English is very fluent and her accent quite mild. Notice her addition of a /g/ at the end of “surprising,” “long,” etc.

COMMENTARY BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/09/2005

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