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Are manipulations characteristic for English... or Russian?



Date Submitted: 07-Aug-2008
From: Marina Maravina
Subject: Are manipulations characteristic for English... or Russian?
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Institution/Organization: Ulyanovsk State University, Russia

Notice: Hello! If you are a native speaker of British English or American English, without obligation you are invited to participate in this study by completing the questionnaire. It is estimated that the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
My dissertation research on psycholinguistics is based on "Man the Manipulator" by Everett L. Shostrom. One of the research objectives is to find out if the manipulations are more characteristic for English or Russian.
If you are interested and ready to complete the questionnaire or have further questions and comments concerning this study, please contact me at curlyramina@yahoo.com
If you are interested in receiving a summary of the survey results, you can contact me by e-mail, and the results will be forwarded to you.

Sincerely, Marina Maravina,
a postgraduate student at the Department of Linguistics and International Collaboration, Ulyanovsk State University, Russia