Poland 9

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 24

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/12/1984

PLACE OF BIRTH: Gdańsk, Poland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Polish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: accountant

EDUCATION: college

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject was born and raised in Poland and learned English for 11 years during pre-school, high school, and college.

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RECORDED BY: Piotr Dobrowolski

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/10/2009

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

It’s nothing unusual; I just love watching movies, all kind of movies. It doesn’t matter is it a Bollywood  movie, Hollywood movie, movie from Japan, France or Czech Republic. I like Bollywood movies very much. I think it’s because of the music and songs. Uh, they’re also very colorful. It’s like a some kind of magical world for me. There is something in this kind of movies what makes me feel like I’m in a Lalaland or Neverland. Uh, in Bollywood movies there is one very important topic, and this topic is love. I know we can find this topic in many movies from other countries, and, uh, it’s nothing unusual for us, but in India it’s very important, because in India still exists something like arranged marriages. So a lot of directors, actors, and other famous people want to show to the everyday people that it is possible to get married because you are in love. Uh, not because your parents said so, or because they want you to have a, uh, bank manager as a father-in-law, or just because they like each other. Uh, so that is why the love topic is so important in India, and that’s why so many movies from Bollywood show it. I also love movies from United States because they have a lot of sounds effects and visual effects. Uh, especially science-fiction movies. I love it, I really love it. Uh, especially when I go to the cinema and I can experience all of that on the silver screen. It’s wonderful. Uh, when I am in the cinema, I feel like a child who’s got a puppy or a favorite chocolate bar. Movies like “Transformers,” “I’m [sic] a Legend” or “G.I. Joe” have to be seen in the cinema; there is no other possibilities, because on the TV, there is lack of sounds and visual effects. So, every time when I see a poster or other adverts about some kind of spectacular movie, I know I have to go to the cinema.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Piotr Dobrowolski

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/10/2009

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