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Query Details

Query Subject:   Negotiation of Meaning Between Guides and Tourists
Author:   May An
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  None

Query:   Dear all,

I am doing my research for PhD thesis. Qualitative and quantitative methods
will be included in my work. some questions keep me thinking all the time
and still could not get the answer. Would you please do me a favor by the
following questions?

1. What is the minimum number of subjects for my pilot study and main study

2. If I need English native speakers as one part of my subjects, where can
I find such corpus data based on tourism between guides and tourists?

I am very eager to wait for your advice. Thanks!!!

Best wishes,
May An
LL Issue: 18.493
Date posted: 13-Feb-2007


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