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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 29

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/05/1991

PLACE OF BIRTH: London, Ontario, Canada

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian/Canadian with Hungarian ancestry

OCCUPATION: actor

EDUCATION: college degree

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

The subject has never lived outside Ontario. She was raised in London but has also lived in Toronto.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

She grew up in a Hungarian-speaking household and studied French immersion for most of her life.

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RECORDED BY: Subject

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/06/2020

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

So I was actually born and raised in London, and the running joke is: London, Ontario, Canada? Yes, there is a London there; we do have a Thames River that goes through the city. My family immigrated to Canada during the Hungarian revolution of 1956 and settled down in London. Now London is a beautiful town; we have a great university, the University of Western Ontario. I will admit that I did move to the big city of Toronto a few years ago; I go back and forth quite a bit; I guess a lot of people move to the big city to start a career and find themselves. So, I’m not sure if I’d ever go back. Uh, but overall, I love being Canadian. I feel safe, I am addicted to maple syrup, uh, and I’m just grateful for the community we have, um, our healthcare and education system. So, yeah, that’s a bit about London and Canada!

TRANSCRIBED BY: Subject

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/06/2020

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