Jalisco 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 47

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/05/1965

PLACE OF BIRTH: Las Paredes, Jalisco, Mexico

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Mexican

OCCUPATION: kitchen manager

EDUCATION: middle school

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

She was born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico, in the small village of Las Paredes. At age 23, she moved to the United States with no knowledge of English.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Daily activities in the Mexican village she grew up in were strongly centered on field work and family life. After moving to the United States, she enrolled in adult school for two years in El Monte-Rosemead Adult School in California (Los Angeles County), where she was first taught to speak basic English and received her middle school diploma in 1997 at the age of 32. She has continued to work on her second language through her occupation as a kitchen manager in an elementary school; she speaks English to children ranging from preschool to sixth grade. Her three children (18, 21, 23) speak to her in both English and in Spanish.

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RECORDED BY: Selena Perez (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/03/2012

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I remember one time when my mom give me money to buy, ah, a piece of cheese, and I went to the store in the, the … one man, usually one man goes, and go there and leave the bread for … because the, the owner of the store buy the bread, to sell the people, so I saw the bread and it was … it was … it looks really good, so I was thinking I gonna buy the bread instead the cheese, for me, because I was really hungry [laughs], and I buy four pieces of bread and I went, um, back to the wall, and I finish all the, all the bread, the four breads, and I didn’t buy the cheese. [laughs] And when I was full, I tried to go back home, but I was worried because I didn’t have the money and I didn’t have the cheese, only my bread in my stomach. [laughs] And then I was thinking and thinking, and then I went home and I told my mom that I lose the money, but she looks my mouth with sugar all around and she saw … she knew that I was lying to her. [Subject finishes by speaking a short passage in Spanish.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Selene Perez (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/03/2012

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