Switzerland 12

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 17

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/09/1996

PLACE OF BIRTH: Chur

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Swiss

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: academic upper secondary school

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The subject’s father came from Zurich. Though Chur is mostly German-speaking, the subject attended a German/Italian bilingual primary school.

The text used in our recordings of scripted speech can be found by clicking here.

RECORDED BY: Lukas Tribelhorn

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/09/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

OK, um, my hobbies are playing the piano and the violin. Um, I make a lot of music because I like it very much, and I go every week to a music school to take lessons there. I also like dancing and singing in my free time, and, um, I also take parts of the scouts Swiss foundation and, I, on Saturdays I always go there. Um, yeah, and I go, um, I live in Chur, and I go here to school, and in two years I have my Matura, and then I want to got to study to Zurich or somewhere else I don’t know yet.

[Subject speaks in German]: OK, ähm, also i miner freizit machi viel musig, i tuen klavier und giige spile scho sit längerem und i machs sehr gern und i gohn ind musigschuel Chur, ähm, do hani lektione und denn tueni no gern tanze und singe und i bin au bi der pfadi derbi, pfadibewegig schwiiz und am samstig gohni viel an üebige und für kinder und so und i bin in Chur uufgwachse und gohn au do in d schuel und in zwei johr wird i d Matura ha und wird denn go studiere.

[Translation: OK, um, in my spare time I make a lot of music. I am playing the piano and the violin for a long time now, and I like it, and I also go to the music school in Chur. Um, there I have lessons. And then I also like dancing and singing, and I am also with the scouts, the Swiss Guide, and Scout Movement, and I often attend the activities on Saturday with kids. I grew up in Chur, and I also go to school here, and in two years I will have the Matura and then I’ll go studying.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Lukas Tribelhorn

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/01/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This and many other IDEA Swiss subjects are from Chur, in the eastern part of the country, close to Austria and Italy. Most citizens of Chur, which is the oldest town in Switzerland, speak German as their first language. For more information on Chur, see Wikipedia.

COMMENTARY BY: Cameron Meier

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY):  09/01/2014

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