Beijing 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/01/1987

PLACE OF BIRTH: Beijing, China

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Chinese (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: university student

EDUCATION: When recorded, he was in his third year at the University of Kansas, U.S.

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

Subject has lived in the United States for three years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject was raised learning to speak Chinese. He began to learn English in middle school while living in China. For his first year and a half at the University of Kansas, he took many ESLP classes, and his English improved.

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RECORDED BY: Ryan Klamen

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/05/2009

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was living in China, in my family, I have the ch, only child in my, in my home. My father was a businessman; he got a factory for Doomaker Clothes, and my mother was working at Garment. I got one sister and one brother; they old, older than me. Hmm, I was been America for three years. Uh, when I first came here, it was really hard to study English, but I just really want to get hard to practice my English skill. In my free time, I just want play video games, and then watch TV, play basketball. Uh, each Friday I play with all the Chinese friends in gym, and uh when I back I play video games like such as PS3 or X-Box, something. And I usually go out, hang out out with friends to watch movie, especially for hero movie; uh, the best movie I saw in hero is “Saw”; I could even watch for year by year. Uh, this is a good school, in ch- in Kansas in USA; I really glad to choose this school. Because they have a beautiful campus and the professor was really good for teach us and, uh, still ga- I meet a lot of friends and we have party each week. And, uh, I’m past 21, so I can drink a little bit with my friends. Uh, when I graduate in my school year, hmm, I probably move to large city such as San Francisco or New York to have me to finish the job because my major is finance, so I will have my father do some job too.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Ryan Klamen

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/05/2009

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