Minnesota 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: N/A

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dubuque, Iowa

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: actor and administrative assistant

EDUCATION: N/A

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

She was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the time of this interview.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Joseph Papke

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Sure, I set my alarm for 5, and, uh, I get up and check the Internet, ’cause I work in Minneapolis public schools and they have the whole system on the Internet. So I get up and I look at the Internet and see if there’s anything there that I want, ’cause every single absence for a teacher, or a librarian, or whatever, is up on this Website.  And so, I go and see if there’s anything there that I want [laughs], ’cause I only get to choose the morning of; that’s one of the conditions of my employment.  So, uh, so I look through and see if there’s anything appealing, usually high school ’cause that’s what I like better, and if there’s not, I set my alarm for 5:25,  maybe, and take a nap.  And then I get up again, and go on the Website, check it out.  And I do that, like, all morning, so I’m very good at napping in the morning.  Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah! You know, you have classes of kids who see you like a young teacher and they’re excited about that, and so they’re like, oh, they wanna talk to you and know about you, and they’re intelligent and nice to people, and … but most days are challenging, ’cause I mean, even the, the people who you talk to in regular life, who are really nice, wonderful people, they’re like, “Oh, man, you shoulda seen what I did to our substitute teacher.”  [laughs] Like everyone mistreats the substitute teacher, you know?  [Subject re-reads “Comma Gets a Cure” in thick dialect, through “with a goose waiting for her.”]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/06/2008

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