Quebec 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 49

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1958

PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal, Canada

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: university lecturer, teacher

EDUCATION: From her profession, we can assume a college degree.

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

Subject lived one year in Bordeaux, France; one year in Paris, France; several years on the Sunshine Coast in Australia; four years in Brisbane, Australia; and one year in Melbourne, Australia.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

She is a native French speaker.

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RECORDED BY: Geraldine Cook

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m gonna tell you the story of a little Quebec girl coming to Australia.  So after living 30-odd years in a very cold country, I decided to move … follow my husband — my Australian husband— to Australia.  And had a, totally a change of lifestyle, and went to live on the Sunshine Coast, the beautiful Sunshine Coast, surrounded by amazing, beautiful beaches. Um, I had a great time there for years, and then got removed to the city, in search of maybe more challenging work, and spent another four years in Brisbane, which is actually a beautiful little city, and finally got this amazing job in Melbourne.  So here I am, living in Melbourne, since a year, and discovering amazing things to do, an amazing school where I was, am teaching at, and, um, having a great time with, um, beautiful colleagues.  Amongst them Madame Cook, which is next to me. So, yes, um, it’s the, it’s a very short story.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/10/2007

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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