Connecticut 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 70

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/04/1941

PLACE OF BIRTH: Hartford, Connecticut

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: retired politician

EDUCATION: master’s degree

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

Subject was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and has lived there all her life except for two years of schooling in Boston, Massachusetts.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Barrie Kreinik

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/08/2011

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

So I was born, raised, and grew up in Hartford Connecticut. Um, my mother was from Hartford, Connecticut; my father was from Springfield Massachusetts, but he moved here when he was 35, and lived here till almost 89. I went to — all through school here. I graduated Weaver High School, um, and, I went to, dental hygiene school for two years, in Boston; I came home, to Hartford, went to work, got married, and stayed here. My mother’s family had been here a long time, um, my grandfather, her father, was, um, the first independent milkman in Hartford, and her brother, one of her brothers worked with him, um, they used to go to the farm, get the milk, um, bring it back to their backyard, where they had a shed, bigger than a shed, but, a plant, and, they’d pasteurize it, put it in bottles, and then, he’d go out and deliver it. I actually was in elective public office for eighteen years; I did, eight years on my school board, the Bloomfield Board of Education, and ten years in the Connecticut General Assembly, um, where you ran for re-election every two years. I was, the co-chair of the Education Committee for four years; I was the Deputy Majority Leader for two years; I was, uh, in addition to the legislative committees, I just happened to be there at the right time, so I was on a number of national boards. I was at one point the chair, in 1999—1, 1991, of the Women’s Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures, so there were fifteen-hundred elected women reps in the United States. We developed policy papers, for model legislation in states; we did leadership training; we, tried to, move the male-dominated organizational structure of NCSL toward more human services kinds of issues. It was exciting time.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Barrie Kreinik

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/08/2011

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

Some characteristics include: nasalized æ before d, n, k, m, and r (“had,” “and,” “back,” “am,” “Harrison,” etc.); hard consonant r; glottal medial and final t (“Connecticut,” “Hartford,” “street,” etc.); dropped t after n (“sentimental,” “dental,” etc.); and “law” sound diphthongized (added schwa) and rounded (“strong,” “cloth,” “cost,” etc.).

COMMENTARY BY: Barrie Kreinik

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/08/2011

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