Tennessee 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 67

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1934

PLACE OF BIRTH: Nashville, Tennessee

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Patricia Childs

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/03/2001

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I have uh, uh, a little miniature dachshund named Precious Honey Pumpkin, and when I have to go to the hospital, Pumpkin is completely housebroken and does not know to go to paper. She has to go outside, and she doesn’t know everybody, so usually it’s my mother or Kenny, my son, or myself that let’s her out, and, uh, my next-door neighbor came over one morning to let her out and Pumpkin was really protecting this house. She, she, she growled and, uh, she, she would not go — get out of the chair. And she wasn’t gonna move; she was taking care of this house s-but she tends to have a bladder problem. And I had to take her to the vet, and she had to, to, uh, do a test to make sure that she had a bladder problem and, um, we had to get medication. …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Elsa Richardson

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/04/2008

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