Scotland 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Glasgow, Scotland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: When recorded, subject had just completed her university course.

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

Subject went to university at St. Andrews, on the east coast of Scotland.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

At the time of recording, subject was in New Zealand.

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RECORDED BY: Micha Espinosa

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2002

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 from Glasgow in Scotland. Um, for the past four years, I’ve been at the University of St. Andrews, studying International Relations and Management. Um, St. Andrews is an amazing place; it’s right on the coast, um, really different from any other place I’ve ever been. The community spirit at the university is absolutely lovely. Um, eh, you can’t walk there in the street without meeting somebody and you know and, like, go for coffee with you four times in one street. Uh, I, after I, after graduating, I decided that I wasn’t very sure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, so I decided I would travel for a while, and I came to New Zealand, um, with a group called Beunac [spelling?]. And there was 19 of us that came over together, eh, and I’m now traveling with a few friends from that group. Here in New Zealand, I hope to do lots of different things, and do things I wouldn’t normally do back home, such as skydiving, bungee-jumping; um, yesterday we were sea kayaking, lots of different things. Um, after that I go to Australia for hopefully about three months, depending on how the money lasts. Um, and then I head to Hawaii, which I’m really looking forward to, just finding some nice beaches and just having time to relax and things and do some diving hopefully, which is supposed to be amazing over there. And then I’m going to L.A., um, and then from there I hope to do quite a bit of traveling around the States, go down to San Diego and see friends down in San Diego. And then go and see the Grand Canyon and San Francisco. And then hopefully I’ve got time and money enough, I will go up to Vancouver and see my big cousins in Vancouver Island and visit [unintelligible] for a while …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Karina Lemmer

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/07/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This is an excellent example of a young white female from Glasgow. Notice the rising intonation at the ends of some sentences and the quality of the vowel in “you,” “food,” etc. Note the very rounded quality to the vowel in “home” and “goat.” Note the use of the tapped and trilled “r.”

COMMENTARY BY: Micha Espinosa

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 2002

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