South Korea 7

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 34

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/10/1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Seoul

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Korean

OCCUPATION: Ph.D student

EDUCATION: Ph.D

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

Subject lived in the Netherlands for eight years and in York, England, for three.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The speaker’s English was possibly influenced by Dutch speakers during her stay in the Netherlands.

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RECORDED BY: Irene-Chen Shen

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/07/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m originally from South Korea, Seoul. Um, Seoul is really big city, as you know, probably. Ah, it’s crazy; it sort of — we have American, ehm, background as well. It’s very nice, very nice food. We have lot of cultures, yeah. Well, I, I love rice stuff, but I also like Italian food, very much. And these days I only eat like, just, not sauce, not with sauce, just vegetable or fruits.

Yeah, I love dogs, and cats as well. Yeah, I love to have pets when I, you know, get back home. Well, I love to go out for coffee, to sit outside with my friends, good friends, yeah. I really love to chat with them.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Irene-Chen Shen

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/04/2015

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This speaker realized the syllable initial voiced alveolar fricative /z/ in the word “zoo” as post-alveolar fricative /ʒ/ in the scripted passage. This feature is considered one of the most noticeable aspects of Korean L2 English.

COMMENTARY BY: Irene-Chen Shen

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/04/2015

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