Iran 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 43

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1959

PLACE OF BIRTH: Tehran, Iran

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Iranian (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: Subject has a college degree, from a college in Missouri, in the United States.

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

Subject came to the United States in 1977 and lived in Cuthbert, Georgia.  He subsequently moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and then to Columbia, Missouri.  At the time of the interview, he was living in Kansas City.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

At the time of the interview, subject had been living in the United States for 25 years.

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RECORDED BY: Phillip Vocasek (under the supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/12/2002

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

OK, well I was born in, in Iran, in Tehran, which is the capital city in 1959. Um, lived there for about 18 years. Then I came here to State to go to school. Um, started in Cuthbert, Georgia, which at the time, I had no clue where it was. I stayed there for a few months then I moved on to Kansas City. Uh, went to college here for a couple semester. Went to Columbia for school. Um, got married. Moved back to Kansas City and I’ve been here ever since. Well, the first encounter with English is really in elementary school. Because, back then, English was taught in every year in school. Actually in Iran I think there is at least seven or eight different languages and many, many different dialogue, a lot of different ethnic groups. The main language is Persian, which is spoken also like in Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and Tajikistan, all those countries that the, the former Soviet. Um, so it goes back to days of the Persian Empire. But then also they have dialogue in Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic. Um, I don’t remember all the rest of them, and many other uh, uh, dialogue that which are really not languages but they’re just ac- different accents of the same language, in all these groups. And in, a majority speak Persian, which is what I speak. [FARSI TEXT PENDING] And what I said was I was born in Iran, Tehran, 1959, and I lived there for 18 years.

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