LINGUIST List 16.622

Wed Mar 02 2005

Qs: Upspeak; Online Questionnaires

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        1.    Mary O'Brien, Upspeak in Languages Other Than English
        2.    Michele Bishop, Online Questionnaires


Message 1: Upspeak in Languages Other Than English

Date: 02-Mar-2005
From: Mary O'Brien <mgobrienucalgary.ca>
Subject: Upspeak in Languages Other Than English


I am looking for information on the use of high-rise terminal contours
(a.k.a. upspeak or uptalk) in languages other than English. I would
appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Mary O'Brien

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Typology

Message 2: Online Questionnaires

Date: 02-Mar-2005
From: Michele Bishop <mishbishmac.com>
Subject: Online Questionnaires


Hello and thanks in advance for any input!

I will be interviewing up to 150 people for my dissertation topic and need
to collect information on each participant prior to videotaping. I have
seen websites that offer templates for questionnaires that include
statistical analysis of the results, automatic email of each completed
questionnaire and easy links for people to locate the form.

Does anyone have any experience working with online questionnaires? I will
gladly repost the responses in a summary email.

I am analyzing the bimodal (sign and speech) output of people who are
hearing but are also native signers of American Sign Language. Each
informant will fill out a questionnaire prior to the group session that will
elicit information to be used in the calculation of the network score, such
as kinship information, place of work, corporate and informal group
membership, and community loyalties (Milroy 1987:141; 2002).

Information relating directly to deaf and hearing identities that may be of
relevance to the network score will also be elicited, such as parents'
audiological status, age of onset of deafness and etiology of deafness,
educational background, and socialization patterns, the presence of
deaf/hearing siblings and childhood friends. Basic background questions
about each informant will also be included; age, gender, ethnicity,
education, etc.

Thank you!

Michele Bishop
Gallaudet University
D.C.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

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