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Query Subject:   Attitude towards the English language in Europe
Author:   Ivan Sesar
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s):  English


Query:   Hi everyone,

I am on my M.A. programme on University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, department of the English language and literature. I am writing my final thesis, and within it I decided to run a small pattern research on attitude towards the English language being the only lingua franca in Europe. If you are from Ireland, G. Britain, France or Germany please respond to my very short questionnaire on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZlPb_fs4myM4LEKjLJlov00b54P-nxARlykcX1zs_lA/viewform . Thank you in advance.

Greetings from Croatia!
LL Issue: 24.2949
Date posted: 19-Jul-2013



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