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Query Details


Query Subject:   Familiarity ratings - participants needed
Author:   Marcin Orlik
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s):  English

Language Family:  Germanic


Query:   Dear LinguistList community,

I am a student of cognitive linguistics that plans to do a study on metaphor comprehension. However, in order to do so, I have to find people willing to fill in several surveys. If anyone is willing to fill a questionnaire on familiarity, please follow the links below:

http://www.instant.ly/s/jNfac
http://www.instant.ly/s/jyUQH
http://www.instant.ly/s/8nhu4
http://www.instant.ly/s/J8VzA

Should anyone have any questions about these surveys or my study, please write to student(at)marcinorlik.com.

Thank you,
Marcin Orlik
LL Issue: 25.218
Date posted: 14-Jan-2014



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