LINGUIST List 14.2183

Mon Aug 18 2003

Qs: Consent Forms ; Spectographic Studies

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  1. Astrid Fiess, form of consent, sociolinguistic research
  2. linguisted, Question

Message 1: form of consent, sociolinguistic research

Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 13:23:35 +0000
From: Astrid Fiess <>
Subject: form of consent, sociolinguistic research

Dear list members,

I am currently working on a Ph.D project which involves
sociolinguistic fieldwork in Ireland. I was told by a friend that it
is imperative to obtain written consent from the people you interview
for American publishers (the thesis is for a German university where
you have to publish your findings). As I have never heard about this
with European publishers (I have the oral consent of all people to use
the material for my Ph.D., of course) I would be interested, if anyone
has any experience with publishing research based on interviews. Do I
need written consent, and if so, what does it have to look like

Thank you for your help,
Astrid Fiess 
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Message 2: Question

Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 20:29:59 +0000
From: linguisted <>
Subject: Question

Have there been any spectrographic studies published which confirm
that words such as "rider" and "writer" differ in vowel length before
the flap?

Thank you,
Cynthia Edmiston 
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