Peru 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 49

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/03/1959

PLACE OF BIRTH: Lima, Peru

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Peruvian/Hispanic

OCCUPATION: TV casting specialist

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree

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

At the time of the interview, the subject had been living in California, in the United States, for 25 years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

From age 7, she began studying English and French at the Peruvian North American Cultural Institute.

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RECORDED BY: Yidana Kane (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/11/2008

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Peru in Lima, Peru, the capital. And I studied my elementary and high school studies in Rosa de Santa Maria. I’m Catholic, and my family is Catholic too. My father and mother are from Peru. I traveled to the United States when I was 23 years old, visiting my father, and I like the United States and I continue living. I was working as a sales person uh because I like to work with a lot of people. I studied sociology in Lima, Peru, at the university, and I studied English and French since I was 7 years old. That’s why I like it, I think, so much, living in the United States. I like all the life uh the life style of this country. I was married after two years. I was married when I was twenty five years old with a business administrator man and I had two children, one girl and one boy. Now they are, the girl 21 years old and the boy 16 years old. She’s studying theatre at the Cal State Fullerton. She’s in the third year of this career and she likes a lot and I love she likes a lot. Because she has talent, a lot of talent, and my boy, she’s in the second year of high school, in the 10th grade in a Catholic high school too because I love to have my children in Catholic schools. And I’m very happy. I’m working now in the media, in TV shows, I’m a specialist in casting and I continue working with a lot of people. I like to work with people I like to talk with people and it’s very interesting job for me. Thank you.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Yidana Kane (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/11/2008

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