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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey: American English Refusal Realizations
Author:   Sevgi Şahin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Dear LINGUIST List subscribers,

I’m currently writing my MA thesis on cross-cultural communication and
interlanguage pragmatics regarding the speech act of refusal realized
by native speakers of Turkish and American English. I need to collect
my data from native speakers of American English between the age of
18-30. There are separate questionnaires for female and male

I would highly appreciate it if you could respond to the following
questionnaire or if you could ask your students to fill it out:

Questionnaire for American female participants:

Questionnaire for American male participants:

Yours Faithfully,

Sevgi Şahin
MA Student, Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East
Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Research Assistant, Department of Foreign Language Education,
Başkent University, Turkey
LL Issue: 22.1894
Date posted: 01-May-2011


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