Scotland 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: N/A

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1982

PLACE OF BIRTH: Edinburgh, Scotland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student, data inputter at a bank

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject was raised in South Queensferry but moved to Livingston a year before this recording was made.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: N/A

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH:

[ʍen nə ˈsʌnlɛɪt̚ stɹ̥ɛɪks ˈɹ̥e ˑndɹɔps ən̪ n̪ɪ ˈʔeəɾ| ð̪ɪ ak̠ ̚t
əs ə ˈpɾ̥ə sʌm ənd foɾm ə ˈɹe̝ ːmbo‖ ðə̪ ˈɾ̥embo ̥ əz ə
dəˈvəʃn of ʍeɪt ɫeɪt| əntɨ ˈmɛni ˈbjʉtʏfʊɫ ˈkʌɫʌrz‖̥ ðiːz
teɪ̝k ðə ʃeːpʰ| ɒf ə ɫɔŋ ɹəʊ̟ nd ʔɑ̟ɹt̞ʃʰ| wɪð ɪts pʰaːθ hɛɪ
əˈbʌ̝v|̝ ən ɪts tʉ endz̥əˈpaɾ̠ ənt̚ɫɪ biˈjɔnd ðɘ həˈɾeɪzən‖
ðəɾ əz | əˈkɔɾdɪŋ tə ˈɫeˑdʒənd|ə ˈbɔɪɫɪŋ pɒˑtʰ əf ɡoɫd əʔ
wʌn end ̝ ‖ pipɫ ɫʉk| bət no wʌn ev ̝ əɾ feɪnz ət̚‖ ʍen ə
mä̃n ɫʉks fəɾ ˈsʌmðɪŋ biˈjond̥ həz̥ɹit̝ ʃ| həs fɾẽˑns seː|
hiz̥ˈɫʉkɪŋ fəɾ ðə pɒt əv ɡoɫd ət̪ði end əv ðə ˈɾembo]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Marina Tyndall

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/01/2007

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I come from a village er, outside, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and it’s a very pretty village. It’s called South Queensferry, and it has two bridges there. Er, one of the bridges, has been there for 100 years old; it’s 100 years old. Er, and it’s over the Firth of Forth River. So there’s a beach down there, although it’s never hot enough to go down. Right, I was brought up in South Queensferry, but just a year ago we moved to Livingston. And it’s a new house, and it’s in a new street, so it’s basically in the middle of nowhere. But it’s a new town, and so everything’s all spaced out. There are little areas that are all spaced out with main roads, and it’s not like you can just, like, go next door and see your friends or whatever. And so I live there with my mum, my dad, and my little sister. And my little sister, she goes to school, just in the village just close by. Er, she’s 16, and we get on great sometimes [laughs], most of the time. And then there’s my mother and father. I get on really well with both of them. My dad works just down the road, ‘cause that’s why we moved to Livingston, for my mum and dad’s work, so we live near there. Um, yeah so there’s my mum and dad, and I get on particularly well with my dad, because we’ve just got, we just got a bit of a bond thing going. But that’s also why we fall out more that I fall out with my mum. My mum I seem to get on with all the time, but my dad I get on with … better, but fall out quite a lot. So that’s my dad. And, just now, I’m working just down the road as well. I get a lift in from my dad every morning, and a lift home. And I’ve been working at a bank, and it’s an Internet bank that hasn’t launched yet. And it’s, it’s been really good. I’ll really miss everybody there. I got on with everybody, and everybody was my age, which was, which was really good. And we were just basically doing data entry, so the whole time we’ve been doing training …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Marina Tyndall

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/01/2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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

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