Saskatchewan 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Regina, Saskatchewan

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: nanny

EDUCATION: high school

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

Subject had been living in Australia for one year at the time of this recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Susan Stackhouse

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/05/2000

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m 20 years old. Um, I’ve grown up in Regina all my life. I went to Guatemala when I was 12. I’ve also been to Florida to Disney World. I’ve been all over the States, like Texas and Montana lots, and I’m not sure where else. Um, I’ve been to Australia; I’ve been to Indonesia, to Bali and to, um, I don’t know, here and there, and I’ve been to Lake Louise in Alberta. [unclear] I take a counseling course there. I took one; I’m not sure if I will this year or not, but I’ll be taking a cooking course. Um, I’m involved with the church there a lot with the, with the choir and the albums that they do and what not. Um, it’s quite a … it’s quite a large church. It’s 6000 people go there, and th- they they do, um, worship albums and stuff like that. They circulate all over the world. So, it’s at … they’re actually pretty good. They’re, um, they, they’ve like even hit se- secular charts and stuff like that, so, pretty good. I like to snowboard. [laughs] I like to draw; I like to horse ride, horseback ride; I like to, um, anything and everything outside. [laughs]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Rick Lipton

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/05/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Subject is the daughter of Saskatchewan 3 and 5. As is the case in her father’s (Saskatchewan 3) delivery, this subject employs rising intonation. She is also under pitching, and with the exception of the rise at the ends of her sentences, the pitch range is narrow. As in her mother’s (Saskatchewan 5) speech delivery, there is evidence of glottal stopping in the initial position when words begin with a vowel sound. There is also a slight example of Canadian Raising (mid-central starting point when the following consonant is voiceless) in “strike,” “white light,” and “out.” However, as in all samples from Saskatchewan, the vowel is more open than is typically heard in eastern Canada. This subject turns the medial [t] into a [d], as in “beaudiful.”

COMMENTARY BY: Susan Stackhouse

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/05/2000

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