Scotland 9

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 33

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1967

PLACE OF BIRTH: Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: drama student

EDUCATION: When recorded, subject was a drama student.

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Ros Steen

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2001

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 33 years old. I live in Johnstone. I was brought up in Johnstone. And I still stay in Johnstone. That’s fifteen miles west … yeah, it’s fifteen miles outside Glasgow, towards the Ayrshire coast; yeah, that’s where it is. It’s different from the city. It’s quieter, which I like. Uhm, it’s a village and such. It’s just outside of Paisley, and so it’s nice and quiet. A lot of people know each other. Well, given time and money, I would like to do projects, uh, maybe a wee bit about people, about areas, communities, things like that. I can’t, can’t give a specific thing ‘cause I don’t have them proper really [unclear], but you know, what people … oh … banding together, a situation, a theme, love, things like that. And you then get into the family, the community life, and how it all escalates and things like … and also I’d maybe like to do a bit about, about people coming into this country, as well other people how they feel it is … things like that, kind of how people here are reacting to people there, things like that. What I would like to do is take the lot of it. So, I would like to write at some point and direct … go on the other side of the cameras so’s I know the whole ins and outs of it as well, and so’s I get a bit of appreciation for the people that … who … are doing those jobs as well. But ideally, I think it’s about taking the idea and making sure the idea’s finished at the other end, whether that be that the idea needs to be written, might sometimes mean sometimes I’ll write or get someone to write it. Sometimes it will mean that I’ll need a producer, or I’ll produce it. And then other times I’ll need a director or I’ll direct it, just to see a particular … an idea to make sure it comes to the other side and becomes a finished product.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Rose Mignano

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/06/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Subject has a typical “heavy” West Coast sound as you would expect from a speaker coming from an area near Glasgow. Note the dropping intonation pattern, the dark / l/, e.g. “Glasgow” and “like,” and the stretched vowel sounds, e.g. the “a” in “managed,” the “oo” in “do,” and the “ay” in “situation.” A slightly flattened tongue tip can be heard on the /t/ sounds, but this is by no means true of all speakers.

COMMENTARY BY: Ros Steen

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 2001

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