Denmark 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/08/1986

PLACE OF BIRTH: Gertofte, Denmark

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Danish (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: undergraduate degree/tertiary

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

Subject has lived in various cities in Australia.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

He learned English in elementary and secondary school.

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RECORDED BY: Geraldine Cook

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/04/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, I have been joining the students in the first, and the second and the third year for a week here at the VCA college, VCA Drama school, and before that I had a week off where I went to Sydney for a couple of days, and went from Adelaide to via Alice Springs and Katherine, to Darwin with the Ghan, and back again, so I’ve been travelling a lot. [Did you like it?] Yeah, it was really great. [Hot?] Sorry? [Hot?] Yeah, it was hot. It was really hot in Darwin, yes, but some of the places were quite, like here; Melbourne is the coldest of course, but just a little warmer. Alice Springs weren’t that hot actually. But, yeah, I enjoyed it. In Katherine we were in a boat cruise and saw some crocodiles in their right element, and that was very interesting, I think. To see them around there, cause we don’t really have crocodiles in Europe so, it’s cool to see them other places than the zoo.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Martina Crerar

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/06/2009

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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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