France 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: N/A

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

PLACE OF BIRTH: Germany

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: French

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject has lived in France; Quebec, Canada (French-speaking Canada); Mexico; and the United States for 30 years. (He was recorded in Lawrence, Kansas, United States.)

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

His parents are French, so he spoke it while growing up in Germany.

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RECORDED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 1999

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Germany from French parents. I spend the first of seven years of my life in Germany, but speaking French, and then I lived in France for two years, then I lived to Canada for several years.  Went back and forth between Canada and France, in the French-speaking parts, which is the totally different accent than my accent, and then I moved to Mexico … for a year, and finally arrived in the United States about thirty years ago.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jeffrey Brown

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

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

COMMENTARY BY: N/A

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

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