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Query Details


Query Subject:   English judgments on multiple sluicing
Author:   Michael Barrie
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax

Query:   I am investigating the grammaticality/acceptability of multiple sluicing in
English in various environments. If you are a native speaker of English, I
would be very grateful for your participation in this short survey. The
following link contains 12 sentences to which you are asked to give a
grammaticality/acceptability rating from 1 (best/ok) to 5 (worst/*).

http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/mbarrie/questionnaire.html

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are interested
in this research. Once I have collected a reasonably large sample size, I
will post the results.
LL Issue: 18.2194
Date posted: 20-Jul-2007



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