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Query Details

Query Subject:   Perception of darkness in laterals
Author:   Daniela Müller
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics

Query:   Call for Participants

Dear colleagues,

We are conducting an experiment on the cross-linguistic perception of darkness in laterals and we need your help.

5-10 minutes of your time will contribute $1 to the LinguistList and lots of valuable data to us!

All you have to do is listen to the stimuli and rate them on a scale.

We need a large number of participants of all linguistic backgrounds, so please consider participating in the experiment and forward this message to your students and colleagues.

Go to the experiment here: http://webapp.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/WebExperiment/laterals.html

Deadline is Sunday, September 22nd 2013.

Thank you very much in advance and please feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Daniela Müller & Ulrich Reubold

daniela|reubold @ phonetik.uni-muenchen.de

Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
LL Issue: 24.3542
Date posted: 10-Sep-2013


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