Tennessee 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 26

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Memphis, Tennessee

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: graduate student

EDUCATION: Subject has a bachelor’s degree and was pursuing a master’s in education.

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

Subject has always lived in Memphis or South Haven (20 miles south of Memphis).

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: D’Arcy Smith

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/2005

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, I jus’ got married, October first, 2005, an’ we went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for our honeymoon. It was an all-inclusive resort, and we stayed jus’ for four nights, an’ I wish it would ’a’ been longer.  But we only got to stay for four nights, an’ we went swimming an’ we walked on the beach, an’ we went — we did a lotta shopping.  Uhn, there were shows that we went to go see.  We met some nice people from Canada there.  We met two or three couples, actually, that were from Canada.  There was some couple from Toronto, an’ one from Calvary, which — I think that’s not how you say it, it’s something else, but we kept calling it Calvary.  An’ we actually spent a lotta time with these people from Canada there.  An’, um, then we flew home, an’ we had a few more days here.  So it was kind of like an extended honeymoon.  An’ that was pretty much it.  Then we got — had to go back to work, an’ now we’ve been married for two months.  An’ it seems like it’s gone by really fast already. …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/07/2008

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