Washington 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 37

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1970

PLACE OF BIRTH: Seattle, Washington

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: IT professional

EDUCATION: BA/BSEE

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

Subject had been living for 14 years in Portland, Oregon, when she made the recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Subject

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/04/2008

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 and raised just north of Seattle, in Richmond Beach, which is now part of Shoreline, Washington.  My mother was also born and raised in the Seattle area, and my father was born in Eastern Washington but grew up in the Seattle area.  I spent three years in Olympia, Washington, going to college, and I’ve spent the last 14 years living in the western suburbs of Portland, Oregon, including Beaverton, Aloha, and Hillsboro.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Subject

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/04/2008

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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