Illinois 11

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 24

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/01/1988

PLACE OF BIRTH: Olympia Fields, Illinois, on the south side of Chicago

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian with Polish, Irish, Italian and Slovak ethnicity

OCCUPATION: college student

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree in theatre

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

Subject has lived in various suburbs of Chicago, mostly on the south side.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Connie de Veer

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/03/2012

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Uh, well I was born in Olympia Fields Hospital in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Um, from there I lived in Tinley Park for about … a little over eleven years. I lived in, um, lived there for about eleven years; then from there I moved to Orland Park. I lived there for about — weh… I-I currently reside there now, um, just in a different [unclear] one was like in the like, the like on the border of Tinley Park and Orland Park. Uh, I lived there for about tioooo ten years and for the past three years I lived — I-I live, now, um more towards, uh, Mokena. Uh, I-I currently live there now. Um, my family is, um, I, uh, I-I-I got a couple of different nationalities, I guess. Um, I’m, um, Polish, I’m mostly Polish and, uh, next, next most is Italian. Then I got a little bit of Irish and Slovak. Um, Polish and Ir-; Polish and Slovak are on my Mom’s side, and I got a little bit more Polish, Italian, and Irish on my Dad’s side.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Connie de Veer

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/03/2012

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

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