Russia 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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PLACE OF BIRTH: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Russian/white

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: university

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

Subject moved to the United States at age 15.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

She is fluent in English.

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, my twins normally get up at 5:45, 6 o’clock, so I play with them for a few minutes; I change their diapers and we eat.  I mean they eat and I feed them, I bottle-feed them. So, I feed them until maybe takes me hour, hour-and-a-half to feed them, and then they go back to sleep for another forty-five minutes or so.  So while they are sleeping, I’m doing their bottles because I usually prepare in the morning for the rest of the day, so I don’t have to bother with that anymore. After, after they wake up, I give them a little juice and I play with them, and we eat again and then it takes me another hour-and-a-half and they go back to sleep. And it is a good weather I take them outside and we walk, and they have a stroll and everything like that. And when we come back home, we eat like a vegetable sou,p and after that they sleep again, and then my husband comes home the whole family gets together. We play with them, and we have dinner, and around 7 o’clock they started like washing them and giving them food; they eat cereal at night, and then they go to bed around maybe 8:15, 8:20; they usually fall asleep by 8:30. So that’s our whole day.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Karine Lemmer

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/04/2008

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