Pennsylvania 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 40s

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1950s

PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Jewish/Caucasian with a Russian background

OCCUPATION: executive secretary at Temple University

EDUCATION: From her job, we can assume subject probably has a college degree.

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

Subject has lived in Philadelphia her entire life.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Cynthia Blaise

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/07/1999

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

OK, so here I am, and again I say, I work at Temple University. Um, I’ve been here a long time, but not as long as a lot of people I know.  And I’m married and I have two absolutely gorgeous children.  Their names are Mira, who’s 21, and Kenny, who’s 17 and a half.  And again, I’m happily married – to Nick Frye, who’s my buddy . Uh, let’s see, what else can I tell you about myself?  I lived in Philadelphia just about all my life.  I was – Nick is my second husband. I was married for seven years to Bob, my children’s dad.  And, uh, I’ve traveled a lot, although not that much in my latter years, more in my twenties.  And, um, I do my best to live by the Golden Rule and do unto others as I would have others do unto me.  And really value friendship and love and integrity, as directions to move towards in life.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker and students

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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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