New York 23

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 30

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/01/1984

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bloomington, Illinois

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: retail

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree

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

The speaker was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and lived there until the age of 7. The speaker was residing in Westchester County, New York, when interviewed, and had been living there for six years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject grew up in the Syracuse area, but, of course, his first seven years in Illinois might be a factor in his speech. The speaker’s mother and father were from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Bloomington, Illinois, respectively, which might have also had an influence.

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RECORDED BY: Jackson Shelton

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/02/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

So, I was born in Illinois. I was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and um … Um, when I was about 7, me and my parents moved to — I’m an only child, so — me and my parents moved to just north of Syracuse, New York, which, um … the first place we moved was to Fulton, New York, uh … I don’t have a whole lot of memories of that. Uh, we lived in Fulton for about six months. I mean … all I remember is I cried a lot, ’cause we, you know, moved away from my childhood home and stuff, but, um … but then we moved to Clay, New York. It’s a town, called Clay. And then, we ended up in um … we lived there for about a year, and then we ended up in Baldwinsville, New York. B’ville. Um, so I grew up basically in B’ville. I went to school in Syracuse. Like, in the city of Syracuse. I had like a forty-five minute bus ride in the morning. I mean, I went to elementary school in town, like in Baldwinsville, at Saint Mary’s, and … I remember for the first — the weirdest thing, in grade school, for the first time in my life, I heard this weird — the weirdest sound I’ve ever heard. Um, it was this — sounded like a giant goose. Like, it was the strangest — and it freaked me out. I was like, I was like 7, 8, I was in first grade. And, um, turns out it was the volunteer fire department, like, siren. But, like, it sounded like a goose, though, you know, like … it wasn’t a siren, it was coming from everywhere, it was this giant sound outside, and I really thought that we were all in danger of being attacked by a goose.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jackson Shelton

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION: 20/02/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

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