California 11

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 22

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/11/1994

PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles (Hollywood)

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Hispanic

OCCUPATION: receptionist

EDUCATION: high school graduate

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The subject speaks also Mexican Spanish.

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RECORDED BY: Marco Sciascia

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/2017

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’ve lived in Hollywood for the full 23 years of my life, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else other than this city. My fear would be to grow old — I wouldn’t want that — and making the wrong decision of the man I’ll marry in my future. That would be the worst.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Marco Sciascia

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/2017

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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