Turkey 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: mid-20s

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): early 1980s

PLACE OF BIRTH: Ankara, Turkey

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Turkish (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: When recorded, subject was studying economics at university.

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

Subject lived in New York for two years before moving to Canada three years before the recording was made.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Mark Ingram and his students

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, and, um, I stayed there until 2000, and I finished high school there. And right after high school we moved to New York. I stayed there two years and came to Canada afterwards. Um, well, what else? Right now I’m studying economics here, and, um, well I, I don’t know yet. I’ll probably work in a company first, but then I want to do my own business, but I didn’t decide what yet, probably like and import export kind of thing. Um, we’ll see what happens, but I’ll be done in two years then I’ll probably, uh, move out and start a new life. And I plan to stay in Toronto. I don’t plan to go back at this moment. I do miss Turkey but, um, I got used to it here like I’m happy here. I go there every summer, so I don’t miss it as much.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Elizabeth Terrel

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/05/2008

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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

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