New York 15

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 25

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/12/1983

PLACE OF BIRTH: Winchester, Virginia

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian (German, Irish and English)

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: associate’s degree in administration; pursuing bachelor’s degree in theatre

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

Subject was born in Virginia but moved to Buffalo, New York, as a baby, and has lived in the area since.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Jennifer Toy

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/01/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Hi! Welcome to Buffalo! If you’ve never heard of us, well that’s not actually that surprising. While Buffalo, once upon a time, was a big and important area, not so much anymore. We are thoroughly part of The Rust Belt. Heh Heh. Yeah, what a great thing. Um, I’m 25 years old,  and I’ve lived in this area for most of my life. Um. I was born in Winchester, Virginia, which is about as far away as you can get from Buffalo. I have no memory of living there. I moved up here when I was about eight months old. So, pretty much all I can tell you about is Buffalo and what it’s like to live here. Um, we have terrific, hot, summers that go into beautiful fall and finally into a bone-chilling winter. Which we all conveniently stay in our houses and only go out when we absolutely have to — shocking that would happen in winter. Uh, for some people winter would be very difficult to survive around here, particularly if you are used to a more mild winter like in Southern California, you won’t enjoy Buffalo. We get cold temperatures, like right now, if the weather is thirty degrees it’s practically balmy! Ehh, and if you go downtown, the wind gets so bad you might even go hypothermic if you stay out there for a couple hours, even if you are used to the area, like we are. And let’s face it: Not everyone here is used to the weather. So, you gotta be careful. Y’know?

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jennifer Toy

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/01/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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