Spain 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 29

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1973

PLACE OF BIRTH: San Sebastián, Spain

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian/Spanish

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject speaks Basque and Castilian.

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RECORDED BY: Krista Scott

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2002

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 am 29 years old and, um, I born in Spain, San Sebastián. It is in the north, um, close to, close to France. So, um, I’m living in, in the coast, um, in Atlantic Ocean. Um, it a tourist city; um, a lot of people whatever part of this world knows, um, knows San Sebastián visit; the people say it is the most beautiful city of Spain. Everybody has in each province their accent, so, naturally, we, we live in the north and we speak Basque and Castilian. So the people from other, other province can tell in a second because the Basque language is a, um, is so different than the Spanish is like Germany or more difficult, is a dialect. And, we have a excellence wines made in, in Pais Basque [Basque country] and we export to, to the rest of the Spain and the rest of Europe also, and Txakoli is a name for one of the, the best wines … Txakoli. You heard about tortilla de patatas; is a, is a Spanish typic food, is a potatoes with eggs and you made a tortilla … It’s no Mexican tortilla with bread; we call tortilla different than Mexican; tortilla is with eggs for us. So, um, it’s really, really typic and tapas, you hear about tapas? Yes, are little pieces of bread and on top, um, the food like really ar-artist food. And they cooked, um, cooker, the cook in the kitchen like, uh, a small plates; they put on top of the, the bread, um, and it’s excellent …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Karina Lemmer

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/05/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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