New York 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 49

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

PLACE OF BIRTH: New York City (the Bronx)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Puerto Rican

OCCUPATION: file clerk

EDUCATION: N/A

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Katherine Burke

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

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

OK, uh, I guess you want to know about me.  Well, I was born and raised in the Bronx.  Uh, basically, um, ah-hah, I’m married.  I have a child.  She’s 6 years old.  Her name is Talia.  And, uh, also, um, ah, basically I’ve been … Uh, before I started working at W.P. Kerry [spelling?], I was working for the City of New York, and before I was working for the City of New York, I was working for the State of New York. …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/10/2007

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