Russia 16

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 34

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/10/1985

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kemerovo

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Russian/White

OCCUPATION: teacher of English

EDUCATION: higher

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS: none

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: none

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RECORDED BY: Ivan Masterov

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/08/2020

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Hi, guys, nice to meet you. I’m from Russia, from Siberia. Mm, I like studying English because it’s very interesting. Mmm, it’s awesome when you can understand people using their own language without dictionaries, without, mmm, interpreters. It’s, it’s awesome. I can’t explain these feelings because, mmm, you have to feel it with your soul, with your body, with your mind. When you feel this connection with foreigners, you understand their traditions, their behavior. Mmm, you feel something, mmm, something great in your soul. I don’t know how to explain it. [Subject chuckles.] Mm, you feel that you’re a part of something more than only your culture, your little world. Mmm, it makes me feel happy, mmm, so, be happy, guys, love each other. With love from Siberia. Bye!

TRANSCRIBED BY: Ivan Masterov

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/08/2020

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

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