Pakistan 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1985

PLACE OF BIRTH: Karachi, Pakistan

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Pakistani (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: He is pursuing his master’s degree in petroleum engineering.

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

He lived in Karachi, Pakistan, most of his life and then moved to Minnesota, in the United States, before coming to Lawrence, Kansas.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Matthew Crooks

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/05/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. Karachi is uh … is the largest city of Pakistan; it’s a metropolis with a population of about 20 million people. My country is one-sixty million. And um I was grown in um … kind of conservative ah, family so, uh, I was taught religious values as well as umm … modern schooling was also done so I went to a uh English medium school. And uh from beginning we were taught English, Urdu, the two languages and uh math and all the … and the science subjects came later on in seventh and eighth grades and uh I did my high schooling, middle school/high schooling in Karachi and I moved to US for college and uh got my bachelor’s degree in Minnesota, and this is my masters degree. And most of my friends are from there. I have also friends at school, mostly those whom I work with in my research, and mostly the people who I know from classes.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Matthew Crooks

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/05/2008

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