South Korea 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 30

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/1984

PLACE OF BIRTH: Seoul

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Korean

OCCUPATION: unemployed

EDUCATION: master’s degree

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject lived in the United States for a couple of months. She had been living in York, United Kingdom, for nine months when recorded.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Irene-Chen Shen

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/07/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Oh, my hometown is South Korea, and my hometown is the capital of South Korea. It’s quite big city. Yeah, it’s very modernized; it’s very modern city, so it’s very convenient to get something and hang out with friends, and 24-hours open everywhere, so it is really convenient.

I normally, eh, eat the Western food in Korea. I really like pizza, pasta, and, yeah, lasagne or something like that. Yeah. But when I got here, I little bit, mi- miss the Korea food. My favorite color is, um, red, yes, because when I was young, I really like black and white, especially black, because when I wore, when I wore the black, eh, cloth, it, it looks more slim — it looks slimmer. [laughs] But these days, when I got here, especially when I got here, the weather is really nice, especially in here, so I really like very bright color, like the red.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Irene-Chen Shen

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2015

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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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