New Zealand 16

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 19

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/12/1989

PLACE OF BIRTH: Colchester, England

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: college

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

The subject was raised in Brightlingsea, which is near Colchester, England. At age 13, he moved to Blenheim, New Zealand.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/06/2008

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

And I was born in Brightlingsea in England, next to a … a larger city called Colchester.  Um, that’s about sixteen miles southeast of London.  I lived there for thirteen years of my life and then have moved to New Zealand, where I’m currently residing.  And I’ve got a bit of a twang of a Kiwi accent.  Um, but, um …. yeah.  I’ve got the nice foundation of English.  So, uh, if you’re ever in the likely position of acting in a play where you have to be a English immigrant to New Zealand of four years, this is the right audio for you.  Uh, it was very small.  Uh, about six thousand people.  Very cliquey. You knew everyone.  Um, it was a one way in and one way out town, uh, which was pretty cool, because I guess if you were invaded you could block the road in pretty nicely.  Um, yeah, I had a nice harbor, a good fish and chips shop that we would always go to … The Chippy.  Um … local pubs.  Video stores.  Nice town.  Nice town with, uh, nice lawns … good little ones everywhere.  It was a right laugh.

TRANSCRIBED BY: David Nevell

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