Thailand 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20s

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1983

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bangkok

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Thai (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: Subject was in his third year of studying economics in college.

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: Paul Meier

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m from Thailand; I was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Um, I go to college at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. I am a junior economics major. … Um, in the first year of KU, I live in Malcolm; in the second year I also live in Malcolm … but, this is my third year, and right now I’m living in Lewiston. I have been eating [?] for three straight years … um … my courses right now are really hard, but I’m trying. Well, Thai school are … I would say it’s like a totally different … system than the U.S.; um … they don’t really — well … I would say they… have a very strong emphasis on discipline … as in they … as in if you forgot your homework, they hit you in the hand, if you … forgot that or forgot this, they will just hit you instead of telling you why they hit you, they just hit you directly … Yeah, I would say the night life, as in how open people are … like, you know you go into a bar and, in Thailand there’s no — well at le — well at — at least you got to know the girl before dancing with her, but yeah right here … you don’t really have to know her at all, you know.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Faith Harvey

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/03/2008

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