Ohio 7

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 36

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/09/1976

PLACE OF BIRTH: Ironton, Ohio

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: mother/salesperson

EDUCATION: three years of college

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

She’s lived her whole life in the Ohio River Valley (Appalachia).

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Julie Cardia (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/11/2012

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

We always had a lot of fun in our neighborhood. Amy and I would dance outside in the grass. Um, some of my friends would play tag or flashlight tag around the neighborhood. A lot of times we would also go to our different parents ‘n’ grandparents, um, around the neighborhood ‘n’ get a quarter or fifty cents from each of ’em and then go down to the grocery store that is two blocks away, or used to be two blocks away, and we would get scooter crunch ice-cream bars or bon-bons. I remember one time, one of my friends, um, who was a Jehova’s Witness told me that she had a Bible story for, um, sale, and I came down and I told my mom and dad that, um, my friend had a Bible story for sale, and it seems like it was four dollars, and my mom, thinking, ya know, it’s just a regular old Bible story, um, gave me the money to go down there and buy the story, so, or the book. So I went down to her … my friend’s house and I bought the book from her, and I bought it … brought it back, and mom took a look over it and saw that it was not the same doctrine that we were raised with and, uh, it was a Jehova Witness book, and, uh, mom walked the book back down to her mom and got the money back from it. So needless to say, we … it wasn’t gonna be a, ahm, a book that we were gonna have in our house.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Julia Cardia (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/11/2012

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