Peru 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20s

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1970s

PLACE OF BIRTH: Lima, Peru

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Peruvian (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject had lived in various parts of the United States.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Paul Meier

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

Actually, what the people say is that (uh) the Peruvian Spanish (uh) is the most (uh) clean.  We don’ have such a heavy accent like the (uh), the (uh) the accent from (uh) Spanish in Cuba, or, let’s say, (oh) Honduras, Nicaragua, or even in (uh) Argentina, y’ know, which is the closest to Peru.  It’s very clean.  It’s very– the pa– the pace of it is very nice.  It’s very melodical.  So, many people– many Eng– actually, (uh) Americans that are — are learning Spanish, they fin’ (uh) the Peruvian Spanish very– very nice the first time.  I was born in (uh) Lima, and then (uh) when I was 5 years ol’ I moved to the Trujillo.  An’ then I lived there for like ten other years, I guess.  Lima, like my city’s the third largest city, where I live now, and that one has about a million people.  I got two younger sisters.  (Eh) One is (uh) 22, an’ the other one is 19.  Well, my father is, he’s (uh) retired.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/07/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

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COMMENTARY BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/11/2016

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