Brazil 9

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/12/1992

PLACE OF BIRTH: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Brazilian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: currently senior at university

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Tamara Veres (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/03/2015

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, now I’m gonna talk about my favorite group. I, my, my favorite group is Black Eyed Peas. I don’t know if you know them. Uh, it is a group, ah, from California. Since I was, like, a, a teenager — I was around maybe 15 years old, yeah I think so — I started, like, buying their CDs and trying to go to their concerts everywhere; in Brazil, of course, because I couldn’t go outside of my country to, like, to see them. But, yeah, I have already made a lot of insane things, like sleeping on the streets just to get a, a good place at the concert. I have already slept on a bus stop. Yeah, I think that I have done stupid things for them, but I mean it was cool, because I was really happy after that, because I mean I could see them in front of me. I took pictures with three of them. I was missing just one, will.i.am, the leader of the group, but, yeah, I’m sure that soon I’m gonna find him, and, yeah, and have a good time with him. [Subject speaks in Brazilian Portuguese.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Tamara Veres (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/12/2015

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

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

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