Wisconsin 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 30s

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1960s

PLACE OF BIRTH: Burlington, Wisconsin

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: teacher’s aide

EDUCATION: By virtue of her profession, we can assume a college degree.

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

Subject lived in Richmond, Illinois, for three years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Cynthia Blaise

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/08/1999

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, when I was 11, we moved from Pell Lake, Wisconsin, to Kenosha, Wisconsin. We lived there for a year and a half and moved to Powers Lake, Wisconsin. [I] lived there until I married Evan. We lived in Richmond, Illinois, for, uh, three years, and then we moved back to …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/10/2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

You will hear a tense fronted vowel in “arch” and “part” with strong “r” coloration; a much closer than GenAm vowel in “rain,” “day,” etc.; but not such a close vowel as Wisconsin 2 shows in “drop,” “hospital,” etc. This could be a generational difference.

COMMENTARY BY: Cynthia Blaise

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/08/1999

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