Australia 27

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 25

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/01/1989

PLACE OF BIRTH: Melbourne, Australia

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: undergraduate degree

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

Subject had lived in Australia for his entire life before recently coming to the United States for school.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Bailey Castle (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/04/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, I’d always wanted to visit America, um, and it’s something on my list of things that, like, I need to see and go to America. I’ve traveled a lot to other places, but America — I never got a chance to get over here for. And then I always had this thought in my head: Oh I’d love to, like, go to an American college and honestly, I wanted to see, like, American parties (you see in the) movies. And, um, I’d already done one uni degree, finished it, never did any study abroad, I’d only traveled … like, for leisure. Um, to do a second degree, and then I was like, getting through it, like this is more specialized for the work I wanted to do. And then I was getting through my degree, and I realized: Shit, my course is nearly finished and I always had this idea in the back of my head, “Hey, I want to study abroad.” So I looked into the program, and I work in entertainment as well, so I know that L.A. there’s a lot of, like, music, booking agents, and the American scene of the music I’m into is growing over here, so I kind of thought, I would hit, like, three, or four birds with one stone by getting over here …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Bailey Castle (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/04/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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

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