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Query Details


Query Subject:   Word Formation Survey
Author:   Pavol Stekauer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Colleagues,

I am approaching you with the following request. I have taken up a
research project called "A Sociolinguistic Research into the
Productivity of Word-Formation.
Being a sociolinguistic research it heavily depends on collecting the
necessary information from English native speakers. Therefore, I would
be grateful to you for helping me by approaching your friends,
acquaintances, children, etc. and asking them for filling in a
questionnaire. I can send the questionnaire by e-mail or regular
mail. The research is ANONYMOUS.

Thank you very much for your help.

Yours sincerely
Professor Pavol Stekauer
Department of British and American Studies
Faculty of Arts
Presov University
Slovakia


LL Issue: 13.1429
Date posted: 22-May-2002



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