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LINGUIST List 16.2323

Wed Aug 03 2005

Qs: Intuitions about Newsreaders; French Experiment

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        1.    Gabriele Azzaro, Native Speakers' Intuitions about Newsreader Talk
        2.    Verena Rube, French Native Speakers for Online Experiment


Message 1: Native Speakers' Intuitions about Newsreader Talk
Date: 03-Aug-2005
From: Gabriele Azzaro <gazzarolibero.it>
Subject: Native Speakers' Intuitions about Newsreader Talk


Dear Linguists,

I am doing some research on how native speakers of English react to
newsreaders' speaking and reading styles. In particular I would be
interested in seeing whether the speaker's emotions are visible or not to
the listener. For this purpose I have put on the web an online test, which
includes short videoclips of high emotional impact. It is made up of 17
short clips with questions. ADSL OR HIGHER is needed to view the clips with
decent quality. It should not take more than 30 minutes to complete. I am
extremely grateful to anyone who will take the time to answer it (hoping it
will be a not-too-cumbersome holiday distraction).

There are two versions of exactly the same test, one for Windows and the
other for Mac. You can choose either according to your computer type.

I will obviously post the final results here, in early autumn.

Thank you for your time and help!

The page is: http://www.gazzaro.it/b/q/

Gabriele

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonology
Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
Message 2: French Native Speakers for Online Experiment
Date: 02-Aug-2005
From: Verena Rube <verena.rubeuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: French Native Speakers for Online Experiment



Hi,

We are looking for French native speakers who participate in our online
experiment on polysemy. Preferably, the participants should be non
linguists and students. We would be glad if the French linguist list users
forward our query to their non linguist acquaintances. Every participant
has a chance to gain 50 Euro. Filling out the questionnaire will not take
more than 30 minutes. You will find our questionnaire under the following
address:

www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/b6/web_exp/experiment.html

Thanks in advance

Verena Rube and Daniela Marzo

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Semantics

Subject Language(s): French (FRN)



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