Turkey 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 28

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/01/1986

PLACE OF BIRTH: Artvin

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Turkish

OCCUPATION: PhD student

EDUCATION: BA and MA degrees

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

He has spent time in Istanbul, Sivas, Adıyaman, and Çorum.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject has a master’s degree in English and English-language literature.

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RECORDED BY: Erdal Ayan

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/09/2014

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 was born in Artvin in 1986. I grew up there in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is the paradise on Earth, so I like it. I started primary and secondary schools in 1992 in Artvin. I got my BA and MA in Cumhuriyet University in the Department of English Language and Literature, and now I am doing my PhD. I have been living in Çorum in the inner Anatolia in Turkey for four years.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Erdal Ayan

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/09/2014

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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