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American English native speakers needed



Date Submitted: 27-May-2010
From: Attila Cserép
Subject: American English native speakers needed
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Institution/Organization: University of Debrecen

Notice: I need native speakers of American English who would be willing to complete 3 online surveys on idioms. I am interested in intuition related to the meaningfulness of words in idioms.