Croatia 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 57

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/12/1956

PLACE OF BIRTH: Split, Croatia

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Croatian (no specific ethnicity given)

OCCUPATION: store owner

EDUCATION:

Subject has one year of law university in Split, Croatia, in addition to two high school diplomas (one in economics and one in tourism). She attended some community college in California.

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

She was born and raised in Split, Croatia, until age 25. She has lived in San Pedro, California, since then.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Alexander Burt (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/04/2014

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

When I came here … September 15th, 1980, the moment I came in San Pedro I felt at home, because my hometown Split, it’s a, it’s a very similar, uh, weather except we do have cooler winter; we do have seasons, but, uh, it was such beautiful clime, no fog at the time and it was — it — I felt very much at home. Um, the difference is — was the language, and my goal and dream was to be here, go to school, learn English, and go back home, to be, what I really wanted to be — not to finish the law university; my parents think, no, no, no. I wanted to be tourist guide. My goal and dream was to be a tourist guide for Europe, that I could have, uh, 30 people in the group and I would take them to Italy, Paris — I don’t know — European countries, my country and, uh, tell them about history, you know, because history was also one of my passions, and, um, but that never happened, because, uh, I start having friends here, I am having — I was having good time, disco was hot [interviewer laughs] I became party girl. I kept sightseeing and I guess I’m still sightseeing, you know.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Alexander Burt (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/04/2014

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