Missouri 11

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 21

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Branson, Missouri

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: university

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

She grew up in Kimberling City, Missouri, near Branson.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Louis Colaianni

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/03/2001

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

And I grew up in Kimberling City, Missouri.  It’s close to Branson, usually the only city people know about down there.  And, uh, I used to work at the Hard Luck Diner, which is part of Stuart Owner’s City [unclear], that was like the biggest part of the city … was this old, you know, cave.  They built an amusement park around it.  And, uh, I danced for a long time, like 13 years.  I used to teach dance classes.  I really liked the kids, so I had fun with that.  And then I came to Kansas City, and … to come to college.  I’m here; should I say the name of my school?  UM … I’m here at UMKC, and, uh, it’s a lot of fun, although, uh, for some reason I seem to have trouble: I’m wondering, I’m wondering if I’m in the right major.  Sometimes I think I want to change to something else, but I think I’m in the right spot because I want to be a director.  I want to direct music videos and maybe do some film, but they don’t have a film major here.  So, I’m minoring in that, and, uh, this is the closest I can get in theatre … wanted to direct, wanted to act, so I think I’ll be OK … learn how to talk properly and [laughs] breathe properly, and I don’t have much else to say about myself.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Rose Mignano

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/07/2008

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

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

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