Spain 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 29

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/01/1988

PLACE OF BIRTH: Mahon, Menorca, Spain

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian/Spanish

OCCUPATION: cruise staff with Royal Caribbean International

EDUCATION: completed high school

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

The subject lived in Spain until the age of 21, when he moved to London, England. He gave the following breakdown of places he has lived:

Ages 0-3: the island of Menorca, Spain
3-6: the island of Mallorca, Spain
6-9: Albacete in mainland Spain
9-17: Menorca again
17-21: Madrid, Spain
21-24: London, England
24-25: Malaga in mainland Spain
25-present: Royal Caribbean ships sailing from the United States to Latin America and the Caribbean

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Sarah Maria Nichols

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/12/2017

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Al right [claps], so my name is, um — I’m not gonna tell you my name because this is confidential. And nobody recognizes my voice. I left my home when I was 17 years old; I used to live in Menorca. [claps] Ah, it’s a beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean that nobody ‘round knows around here. So when I was 17, I moved to Madrid. I started musical theatre. And, uh, I worked uh, as, uh, selling insurance on the phone, in marketing. That was funny because I used to walk to school from 8 in the morning until 3 p.m., eat in the underground, and then I was selling insurance on the phone on [in] the evening so I could pay for my studies. Uh, I worked as well in the airport, in a — in a delicatessen shops, where I put a lot of weight because everything was so nice to eat. [chuckles] And then on [in] 2010 — so that was on [in] 2005. In 2010, I moved to London because I wanted to study in a school that was, like, you know, well known: a better school. But then I found out that the prices were so expensive that I could, I could never, uh, pay for it and I — even if I got a scholarship I wouldn’t have time to get a job [slaps knee] so I could pay the rent. [slaps knee again] So, uh, it was impossible. But then I started auditioning because I was, uh — and I found a job in Spain again, so I went to Malaga, which is in the south of Spain, and I was a singer for, uh, like a year and a half. Um, on [in] 2012, I went on my first cruise vacation, and I fall [fell] in love with the atmosphere, and I decided that that’s what I wanted to do in life. Um, I tried to apply, and it took me two years to get a job on board. [chuckles] But after I got experience in the hotels, they just tell me — they gave me the job. …

[Subject speaks Spanish]: El cielo está encuadrilarillado. Quien lo desencuadrilarillará? El buen desencuadriladrillador que lo desencuadriladrille, buen desencuadriladrillador será. … Tres tristes tigres [tigres tristes] trigan [tragan] trigo en un trigal.

[English translation: The sky is framed. Who will un-frame it? The good un-framer who un-frames it will be a good one. … Three sad tigers eat wheat in a wheat field.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Sarah Maria Nichols

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/12/2017

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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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