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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Query Details

Query Subject:   Speech Perception Survey
Author:   Bartek Plichta
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Language Family:  New English

Query:   We need your help!

We are looking for native speakers of American English to take a short survey in speech perception based in the Department of Linguistics and Languages at Michigan State University. The survey is very easy and takes only about 10 minutes. It is done entirely online, so you will need to be sitting in front of a computer with an Internet connection and sound capability. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

IT'S EASY! Please, go to the following URL:
username: experiment
password: poland

Thank you very much in advance.

Bartek Plichta and Dennis Preston
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages
Wells A-740
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Tel: (517) 353-9945
Fax: (517) 432-3099, 432-2736
LL Issue: 14.1488
Date posted: 23-May-2003


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