Vietnam 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 47

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/09/1966

PLACE OF BIRTH: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Asian (specific ethnicity N/A)

OCCUPATION: sales clerk

EDUCATION: one year of community college

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

The subject has lived in Kansas since moving to the United States in 1989.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The subject learned English in high school but received no further English-language education.

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RECORDED BY: Thomas Tong (under supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/11/2013

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 came to U.S. on November 28, 1989. Who came along with me were 11 peoples, including my parents, my brother-in-law, my sisters, my nephew, and my niece.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Thomas Tong (under supervision of Paul Meier)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION: 24/11/2013

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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