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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 21

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1986

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cameroon, Africa

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: black

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: some university

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

Subject moved to Hounslow, west London, at age 3.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Marina Tyndall

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/01/2008

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Erm, I was born in Cameroon; erm, moved to London when I was 3 years old, and been living in London, west London, ever since. Um, I have three, two brothers, one sister, girl-boy-girl-boy, so I’m the middle, and still with both parents in a lovely house in west London. Erm, what else about me? I’m studying; I’m currently studying at WAC as a student, and studying performing arts, but my major is dance. Erm, I hope to become a choreographer and a successful dancer, but hopefully other skills will help me … during this.

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