Scotland 17

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1988

PLACE OF BIRTH: Glasgow, Scotland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: When recorded, subject was an exchange student.

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

Subject was on a university exchange between Stirling University and the University of Kansas, in the United States, when the recording was made.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/04/2008

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 was, I was born in Glasgow, in Stobhill Hospital, um, and then I lived out near the Campsies for a while, which is like a hill range near my hometown. And, um, when I was around about 4, moved to Bishopbriggs, which is, er, about five miles down the road. And, er, ultimately ended up in Kirkintilloch, where I’ve been for the last, er, fifteen years. And, um, came to KU last August, um, ‘spart of the study-abroad program from my college back home, which is Stirling, which is about 25 miles from where I live. Um, studying film, hopefully going to become a director some day, but that’s a dream, but probably, you know, end up not happening. Yeah, have to go home in May, and then I’ll do my final year back at Stirling.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/04/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Dialect features include: little or no r-trilling; Cardinal 9 in the GOOSE set; Cardinal 25 in the BATH set; diphthong starting with Cardinal 3 in the PRICE set; Cardinal 4 in the TRAP set; a velarized / l/; a glottalized /t/ in intervocalic positions; a close start position, near Cardinal 1, in the FACE set; and Cardinal 25 in the PALM set.

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COMMENTARY BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/04/2008 (amended 13/11/2016)

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