Pennsylvania 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 21

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1978

PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: bartender, college student

EDUCATION: When interviewed, subject was attending college, majoring in tourism.

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

Subject has always lived in the Philadelphia area.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Cynthia Blaise

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/08/1999

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

My major is tourism/hospitality management.  Ah, we learn the, uh, the avenues of the entertainment business an’, um, the industry, an’, uh, entertainment ’n’ leisure, an’ working in hotels or casino-resorts, working with people, working with people with disabilities, learning to cater, certain kinds of variety of, y’know, different kinds o’ people, people with different ethnicities or things like that.  Planning an’ booking for, um, banquets or special events that happen in, uh, in a hotel, or, like, shows or, y’know. …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/07/2008

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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