Peru 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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PLACE OF BIRTH: Puno, Peru

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Peruvian (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION:  some study in acting

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

At the time of the interview, the subject had been living in Canada, possibly Toronto, for six years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

When she moved to Canada, she spoke no English for the first 18 months, then began studying English.

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RECORDED BY: Mark Ingram

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m from Peru.  I’ve been living in Canada for almost six years.  I’ve been living in Canada for almost six years.  I’m speaking English for at least four and a half, because at first, year and a half, I didn’t speak at all.  So, well, I’m learning.  How else can I say?  I do parties for kids.  You know when in Toronto famous school taking acting, and yes, I don’t know.  Peru is a beautiful country where we have the jungle, we have the coast, and we have the mountains.  In the jungle usually the weather is really warm and it’s like humid like here, when it’s summer.  And in the months that it’s really dry.  OK, in the winter it’s really dry and it doesn’t really cold and it is snow, and we are there in usually in the mountains are all ov, over four thousand meters over the ocean.  And the coast is just beautiful.  It’s a beach party time all the time.  And I wasn’t born ex …  in Peru, but I wasn’t born in the capital.  I was born where is the higher lake in the world.  That is Lake Titicaca; that is four meters over the ocean and the higher lake in the world, where the water is completely cold and nobody is being capable to go through the water because it’s way too cold and people, nobody has discovered what is in there.  A lot of people that live in this lake, in the middle of the lake in the little islands, they, they have no education, they have nothing, they just live in the old world.  I’m looking forward to go there.  That’s the name of.  Now the name of the my city is Puno, that is in [unclear].  Sorry, Bolivia, yeah Bolivia.  What else can I say about Peru?  Well we have the best food is wh…  in Peru is to recognize for one of the best in the world.  It’s actually in sixth place annually speaking.  Our main dish is like is fish, you know, like we have different ways to cook the fish.  Actually, that’s right, huh?  What else?  We have different kind of music.  And the good thing on my country is like we have all kind of races.  We have a lot of black people, we have a lot of Asians, we have a lot of Jewish, we have a lot of Italians, where you can find everything.  Yeah, so that’s about it, about my country.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kevin Flynn and Mark Ingram

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/08/2008

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