Iran 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 47

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1955

PLACE OF BIRTH: Shiraz, Iran

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Iranian (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: Subject finished a year of college in Iran, perhaps more in the United States.

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

Subject lived in the United States for at least four years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Christopher Drake (under the supervision of Paul Meier)

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1955. I lived in Iran until I was 18. Nothing, no, nothing outstanding or special went to school through grade school to secondary school went to one year of college in Iran majored in mathematics and then (and then) came to United States in 1974. It was the coldest day on record when I came here on Jan 12, 1974. We had about 24 inches of snow on the ground in Lawrence. When I left, the Shah was at its peak, at that time. In fact, I may be a product of him wanting to industrialize the country or create a lot of technocrats which it was a there was a lot of movement toward getting people out of the country getting them educated and bring them back to build the country or to, to you know to have the technical capabilities and technologies to do what, you know, industrialized nations like to do but then that was ’74 that’s when I came over but back; I was here when the revolution took place back in ’78 and ’79. [SINGS AN IRANIAN SONG] All that says is basically calls on a girl’s name, by the name of climbing vine. That’s the name of the girl and he calls her a: The desert girl, called “climbing vine.” That’s what it.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Christopher Drake (under the supervision of Paul Meier)

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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