Peru 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 49

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/01/1965

PLACE OF BIRTH: Trujillo, Peru

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Peruvian

OCCUPATION: high school math teacher

EDUCATION: undergraduate degree

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was born and raised in Trujillo, Peru, where she lived until age 19. Subsequently, she moved to Southern California in the United States, where she has lived ever since.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Shawnia Keith (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/04/2014

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I grew up in Peru, in the, um, coast area of Peru. It’s about 500 miles from Ecuador, and I was born and raised there, and then I came to California, when I was 19 years old? This was challenging for me, I mean, you know, the, the, all the writing, and, uh, speaking languages, not that math is not really speaking language [interviewer laughs], but less, a lot less. It’s, it’s hard for a person that was not born with the language to learn another language; it takes a long time, but, um, I mean, I finish college and I have, you know, a profession. I’m a school teacher, so, I guess, uh, I have a good command of the language, but it’s just there are a lot — sometimes a lot of words that I don’t know how to pronounce. I’m — I was very independent and never had to, you know, tell my parents, uh, “Oh, uh, this is what I did in the school.” My grades, you know, my — it was my responsibility. My grades, it’s MY grades. Um, I’m, um, I’m a parent and I don’t agree with sleepovers. [laughter] And it’s so common and, and that’s the culture, so, I don’t like it. I don’t like it AT ALL because I think kids have enough … with their friends. I mean, they’re in the school all day and pretty much after school sometimes they have, um, sports, so they’re still with their friends, so there’s a little, very little time, family time. Very little family time.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Shawnia Keith (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/03/2014

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