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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 37

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/03/1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Sydney, Australia

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: aeronautical engineer

EDUCATION: Ph.D.

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

The predominate influence on speech comes from New South Wales, Australia. A few years lived in the United States during adolescence, and an American mother, have also influenced patterns of speech. The first six years of life were spent in Sydney. Over fifteen years in the northern part of New South Wales in Alstonville marked most of young adulthood. The last sixteen years have been in Newcastle, Australia.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Craig Tyrl (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/11/2012

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Yeah, so, originally I was born in Sydney. I lived there for about, uh, six years, then moved up to the North Coast of New South Wales, um, in Australia. Uh, I was there for about, uh, four, five, years to … then I moved to the US for three years in Laguna, uh, then moved back from Laguna, back to Australia. And I went to school in a place called Alstonville for about twelve years, and uh, actually a little bit less than that, about seven, eight years, and then, left here twelve and then came down to Newcastle, and I’ve been there ever since. Uh, so I’ve been there about fifteen, sixteen years.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Craig Tyrl (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/11/2012

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