New Jersey 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 63

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1949

PLACE OF BIRTH: East Orange, New Jersey

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: administrator

EDUCATION: master’s degree

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

Subject has lived her entire life in New Jersey and New York, other than a brief period in Maine.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/01/2012

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in East Orange, New Jersey. I’ve lived most of my life on the East Coast, going up as far as Maine, which was a … an experience.  I love the Jersey shore.  I’ve spent a lot of time at the Jersey shore and find it very refreshing, but, as I like to say, we’re the real Jersey shore, not the MTV Jersey shore.  I have two daughters, and they live in West Virginia.  I spend most of my time with my dogs, who [sic] I’m very fond of.  They are my little babies; I call them my shadows. And we have a wonderful life here at the Jersey shore.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/01/2012

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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