Arizona 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 22

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/01/1997

PLACE OF BIRTH: Denville, New Jersey (but raised in Scottsdale)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: actor/college student

EDUCATION:

At the time of this recording, the subject was completing his bachelor’s degree in theatre.

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

The speaker grew up in Scottsdale but went to college in Chicago.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

He notes that his four years in Chicago have influenced his speech somewhat.

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RECORDED BY: Tanera Marshall

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/03/2019

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 grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, pretty much — well, yeah, my whole life until coming here [to Chicago] for school. In the same vein of preschool stories, my mom had just brought this up to me: I — in preschool, every time I would go to the bathroom, I would leave my underwear in the garbage. I just thought, “Well, these are done!” like “I’ve, uh, gotten all the use I need out of these!” And I would leave them in the trash. And I kept coming home with no underwear, and my mom was, like, “Why is he coming home without his underwear?” And, so, I think she mentioned it to my teacher, who then mentioned it to the janitor, and he said, “Oh my God, that’s the culprit!” Like, it is just outlandish.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Tanera Marshall

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/06/2019

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

The speaker was encouraged to speak in his “home accent” for this recording. It is possible that his study of the General American dialect while in college, in addition to his theatre studies, might have modified his dialect somewhat.

COMMENTARY BY: Tanera Marshall

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/06/2019

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