Indiana 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/09/1991

PLACE OF BIRTH: Evansville, Indiana

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: African-American

OCCUPATION: cook in an assisted-living home

EDUCATION:

Subject has a high school degree and, at the time of this recording, was a fifth-year senior in college.

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

He lived in West LaFayette, Indiana, for nine months.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Amelia Morse Kolkmeyer

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/04/2015

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

This past weekend, uh, I went to Nashville and visited downtown square. Went up and down the main street. Ate at a local restaurant, listened to some live music. Uh, then I went to their fairgrounds and saw a, uh, flea market, which was about the size of, like, it was huge. It was huge fair. I’ve never seen anything so big. And there was a lot of cool, neat stuff. Uh, awesomely designed furniture. Then went to, uh, one of the local malls and ate at an aquarium restaurant. I had some salmon; it was tasty. Also got to see some, uh, see some cool sea life in the tanks that surround the restaurant and also was in the middle of the restaurant. So that was pretty neat. Uh, then drove back home. So, yeah, that was a pretty awesome trip.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Amelia Morse Kolkmeyer

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/04/2015

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