Louisiana 1b

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 28

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1972

PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisana

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: African-American (with Creole and Puerto Rican heritage)

OCCUPATION: actor/teacher

EDUCATION: an MFA in acting

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

He lived for four years in New York City, and also two years in Louisville, Kentucky, while completing his MFA.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

He identifies himself as Creole, but while his father is Creole, his mother is Puerto Rican and he was bilingual as a small child, learning Spanish before English. While much of his speech sounds like educated Southern Black, African-American listeners will probably detect some Spanish rhythms.

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RECORDED BY: Rinda Frye

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/04/2000

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

[Recording 1B is not transcribed. The subject, the same person as in recording 1A,  discusses the various ethnicities in the New Orleans area.]

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