Costa Rica 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 27

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/03/1988

PLACE OF BIRTH: San Jose, Costa Rica

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Hispanic

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION:

Subject has a bachelor of art degree in music education and is currently a graduate student.

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

The speaker was raised in Tres Rios, a small town near San Jose, Costa Rica. At age 25, he moved to Tucson, Arizona, in the United States.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The speaker attended a French school in Costa Rica for 15 years of primary education, where he spoke extensively in French.

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/11/2015

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OK, after I graduate, I will — after I finish my master’s — I will like to do a Ph.D, also in music theory. I’m currently applying to a couple of universities, um, and when I’m done with that I, I will, I need to go back to Costa Rica actually because I have a contract with the university there. They are paying for part of my education here, so I need to go back and repay that back. Uh, but I, I, I, I, I do want to, uh, return there eventually.

Huh, what I love the most about Costa Rica is the people [laughter], but I would say if you are — if you want to go there as a tourist, I would recommend the — well, the city is terrible; the city is the worst, but the beaches are beautiful and, and, and the national parks are the best, and the mountains. Well, the city; well, it’s a mess. It’s dirty, and it’s crowded; it’s, the, it’s not very interesting in terms of culture and things like that, and it, the, some parts are not really safe, so if you are there as a tourist, it’s not the best place to, to be, I would say. Yeah, some people like to check out the museums, and, but you can do that in two days, and after that it’s best if you spend your time in national parks or the beaches and those places.

There’s a lot of tourists. I don’t know if all around would be the word I would use, but yeah, there are a lot of tourists, which is actually good for the time being. It’s, it’s a good source of income for the country. And I met very nice people, that way, every time I travel I usually met, meet, uh, all the tourists from all over the world. I met some cool people from the United States, also Canadians and Europeans. Ah, they think it’s going to be, eh, they think they can just rent a car and they can they can manage. But the, the roads are terrible; they are a mess, and even with a GPS it’s very tricky. The, all, my, my professor who is from Northern Ireland who went to Costa Rica a couple of times, and he said he would never learn to drive there, never [laughter] because it’s — people are crazy.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Wyn Moreno (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/12/2015

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