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LINGUIST List 20.4018

Mon Nov 23 2009

Qs: Modified: Word Association Questionnaire (English)

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        1.    Nina Yankova, Modified: Word Association Questionnaire (English)

Message 1: Modified: Word Association Questionnaire (English)
Date: 22-Nov-2009
From: Nina Yankova <ninayankovarambler.ru>
Subject: Modified: Word Association Questionnaire (English)
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Dear all!

Thank you very much for considering my previous questionnaire. I appreciate
your recommendations and thus feel it is very important for me to change
the body of my questionnaire.

My name is Nina Yankova and I'm a postgraduate student at Irkuts State
Linguistic University, Russia. To complete my research I need as many
people as possible to answer my questionnaire. I will be so much obliged if
You find some time do it and thus help me with my project. If you find some
information too personal to answer (esp. the part ''information about the
participants of the experiment) just skip it. Thank You very much in advance.

I. Information about participants of the experiment:
- Age
- Male/Female
- Degree

II. With a view to success of the experiment don't read the whole of the
questionnaire beforehand, please. All your answers should be as spontaneous
as possible. Your first reactions are the most valuable for us.

1. What word do you consider the most precise to describe the deepest and
most secret private feelings and thoughts that you are unlikely to express
or show to other people?

2. Please, write 5 words (or word combinations, sentences) that occur to
you when you hear the word innermost / inmost.

3. Please, explain with your own words what innermost is.

4. Could you provide reasons that make you conceal your innermost?

5. Could you provide reasons that make you reveal your innermost?

6. Whom would you confide in your innermost? (If possible, explain why)

Note: This questionnaire was originally posted in LINGUIST issue 20.3996:

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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