Venezuela 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/03/1994

PLACE OF BIRTH: Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Latino/Venezuelan

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: attending university

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject moved to the United States for college, living in both Madison, Wisconsin, and Fullerton, California.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

He speaks Castilian Spanish.

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RECORDED BY: Allie Revelino (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/04/2017

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

My favorite food, eh, is cachapas. It’s like, eh, a corn pancake, eh, with melted cheese and butter. And, oh, it’s very delicious. Em, you grind the corn, and then you flatten it into a pancake, and you put it over a griddle. Yes, it’s breakfast food, just cheese and butter.

My favorite movie is Finding Nemo. Um, in Spanish, it was called Buscando Nemo. Um, it’s about a little fish who loses, uh, his way from his father, and his father searches the whole ocean to find him. Um, I saw it when I was very little, and that is when I realize that is my favorite movie. [Subject laughs.] Um, yes, there are, there are sharks along the way. And, um, he meets, eh, fish who, uh — what is the word? Um, she has, uh, memory loss? Um, her name is Dory. Uh, there are sea turtles, uh, jelly fish, eh, pelicans, sea gulls. Yes, Nemo eventually finds his father. Yeah! Yes I am. I love Ellen Degeneres. [Subject laughs.]

Eh, no, I don’t think so. I think my favorite animals are dogs. Um, I — probably big dogs, like eh, German Shepherds.

Yes, I love Disneyland! Uh, that was one of the first things I did when I was here. Um, I’d never been before, and now I kinda stopped going. [Subject laughs.] Um, my favorite ride is the Pirates of the Caribbean. Um, I don’t know why! I think it’s because it’s so peaceful at times. Um, and then there is that one drop. No, that is why I like the Pirates of the Caribbean. [Subject laughs.] I think I like Disneyland more because it is more, uh — it has more of that uh, classic feeling.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Allie Revelino (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/04/2017

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