Colombia 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 39

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/02/1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bogota, Columbia

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Colombian

OCCUPATION: clerical worker

EDUCATION: BA in marketing and advertisiing

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

Subject was born and raised in the neighborhood of Modelia in Bogota, Columbia, where she lived until age 30. At the time of this recording, she had been living in the Bronx, New York, in the United States, for two years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/03/2014

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 was born in Colombia, a beautiful country, and my mother, she was living here from thirty years ago, so I decide to change my place, my country, with my family; also, I come here from my country with my family, ah, to give them opportunities, to new, ah, to learn new languages. Ah, right now I’m trying to learn English to speak in an academic way, ah, good way, a good way, and also I’m learning Portuguese. I love, ah, different languages, different cultures, and um, I’m happy in, in El Museo, del Barrio, um, because I can also be involved in different cultures from Latin America and the entire world also. People who are either coming here is they come from Europe or Australia — different parts of the world. Um, my experience here has been very grateful. I’m happy every day to know, to learn different things around me and the subway, the streets; New York is, you know, a huge place, and I can find everything here! I’m happy … restaurants, clubs, ah, the cultural, ballet, shows, I love everything like that, so …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Shawnia Keith (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/05/2014

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

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