Israel 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 50

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/12/1966

PLACE OF BIRTH: Ra’anana, Israel

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian/Israeli

OCCUPATION: entrepreneur

EDUCATION: master’s degree in business

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

Subject was born and raised in Ra’anana, Israel, and moved to Tel-Aviv, Israel, when he was 22. He lived there until the age of 28. He then moved to Staten Island, New York, United States, at age 28 and was still living there at the time of this interview.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

His first language is Hebrew.

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RECORDED BY: Noa Lev-Ari (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/04/2017

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I grew up in a little town in Israel about 20 minutes north of Tel-Aviv. Um, once when I was in, um, lower school, the town got its first lights in the main road, and it was a big event for this little town that finally we get a light. So now we have a red light when we drive to school. It was a really, really, big event. Um, when I came home, I used to just take the ball and go to the basketball court, and pretty much for the entire afternoon, until it got dark or until my mom used to call me to come home because it’s too late.

Edgar Allen Poe: Annabel Lee.
[Subject begins to recite the Hebrew translation of the poem.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Noa Lev-Ari (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/04/2017

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