Sweden 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/1990

PLACE OF BIRTH: Borgholm, Sweden

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian/Swedish

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: university

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

Subject has spent time in Gothenburg, which is in southwest Sweden, near Denmark. (Her birthplace is in southeast Sweden.)

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

She learned English in school in Sweden, and had been in Toronto, Canada, for several months at the time of this recording.

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RECORDED BY: John Fleming

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/12/2013

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Oh, no, when I got back! OK, I see; I thought you meant, uh, what, what I want to do here. Um, uh, yeah, I’m looking forward to, to spend some time with my family, again; it’s a long time since. And, uh, speaking Swedish again, because it’s quite tiring to speak English. You mean something unusual … like Swedish tradition? We eat a lot of pickled herring. We eat a lot of fish in different kind of ways, and cooking, and uh, we are watching Donald Duck two o’clock each Christmas Eve. A Swedish tradition, everyone does it. And then, uh, uh, often, a neighbor dress up as Santa Claus, and, um, knocking on the door, after Donald, everyone’s watched Donald Duck, and he comes with, uh, with presents for everyone. Um, and that’s, yeah. And the rest of the evening we’re mostly like just eating candy and drinking glögg: [It] is hot wine with a lot of spices, and it’s very sweet … Maybe rösti, who is, uh, like um, small potato who you, uh, slice, kind of, not slice, but you, you make them in small pieces, and, and, uh, you make them to like, um, almost small pancakes; you put them in the oven, and have a lot a butter on it, so it’s getting a little bit crunchy, and [unintelligible], and, and, um, and you have a, like crème fresh, [unintelligible] crème fresh, so then you take them out, and have some, maybe shrimps, and some red onion, and yeah, and salt and pepper, and it’s so good. It’s delicious. It’s … I think that’s what I’m going to eat. That’s something my mother always did to me, when I’m coming home again.

[Subject then speaks a little bit in Swedish about a pet she had when she was young]: Ja! Jag hade, jag hade. Jag har haft ganska många djur när jag var liten. Eh, Från början så hade vi två kaniner. Eh, de ena hette Oboy den andra hette Stampe. Eh … och .. . eh …

TRANSCRIBED BY: John Fleming

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/02/2014

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