Guangdong 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/06/1988

PLACE OF BIRTH: Shenyang, Changchun, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Chinese (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: Subject was in his junior year of college when the recording was made.

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

Subject has lived in the Lawrence, Kansas, United States, for two years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

He began learning English in 2000 from Chinese schooling and picked various things up while living in America for the past two years.

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RECORDED BY: Chris McGillivray

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/05/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: 

Umm, I was born in, uhh, mainland China.  It’s, uhh, in, uhh, kind of industry town and moving to southern China.  For like when I was 9 years old and, uhh, after I finished my high school, I came to United States to keep on going on my college, which is kind of fun.  And, uhh, miss Chris here, uh, we play basketball a lot.  I believe he’s really good player.  And, uhh, the most, uh, the advantage he has is he’s really tall and really really strong.  Umm, my father is, uhh, kind of, uhh, university professor. Umm, now he’s, uhh, vice president of, umm, some kind of university, and my mom runs a kindergarten, so which makes me, uhh, pretty proud of my education.  Um, I don’t have any brother and sisters, uh, mainly because the, uh, one-child policy in China.  So basically no family have, uh, more than one child.  [Recording of Chinese language:] 今天晚上下午三点钟 我开始睡觉 然后一觉睡到六点钟 这样子每天就可以睡二十个小时 这样对大脑比较好。 It basically says, umm, I sleep from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and, umm, so that I … I sleep like twenty hours today.  Umm, enough sleeping is good to your brain.  That’s about it.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Chris McGillivray

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/05/2009

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

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