Switzerland 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 18

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/03/1994

PLACE OF BIRTH: Niederuzwil, Switzerland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Swiss (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: military service

EDUCATION: academic upper secondary school

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

Subject has not lived outside his region for longer than six months.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Lukas Tribelhorn

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/01/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m 18 years old, and my hobbies are computer science, erm, judo and reading some books. I live in Oberuzwil, St.Gall, and my occupation, I’m in the army until September. The … I am a footsoldier, so called Füsilier sometimes; it’s very boring, but I like the shooting. I attended the Academic Upper, erm, Secondary School. Erm, it took four years and wasn’t easy, but after the military I wanna go to study. I wanna study computer science at the ETH Zürich.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Lukas Tribelhorn

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/01/2013

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

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