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Query Details


Query Subject:   Survey about learning lesser used languages
Author:   Deborah Arbes
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Query:   Dear Linguists,

I am an MA student of linguistics at Bremen University and I participate in a project seminar called 'Language Revitalisation and Internet'. My project is about learning lesser used languages with online resources.
(For this purpose I define 'lesser used language' as a language with fewer than one million native speakers. (cf. Stolz 2001a))

So if you have tried to learn a lesser used language during the last five years, this survey is for you:

http://www.studentenforschung.de/web/survey/500935

Thank you very much for participating!

Deborah
LL Issue: 25.382
Date posted: 22-Jan-2014



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