Washington 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 22

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/03/1995

PLACE OF BIRTH: Portland, Oregon

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: store manager

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree

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

Subject was born in Portland, Oregon, but moved across the state border to Vancouver, Washington, when a baby. At the time of this recording, she was going to college in Los Angeles.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Marco Sciascia

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/2017

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Portland, Oregon, but I grew up the majority of my life across the river — the Colombia River — in Vancouver, Washington. Every day my dad would commute to work across the Colombia River to Portland, but he got so tired of the rush-hour commute twice a day that when I was around 18 and was heading off to college, he moved to Portland permanently, and my mom moved to McMinnville, Oregon, which is around an hour and a half south of Portland in, like, big wine country.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Marco Sciascia

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/2017

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

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