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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey: Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Czech Speakers
Author:   Tania Ionin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Psycholinguistics
Subject Language(s):  Bulgarian

Query:   Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for native speakers of Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, and
Czech who are willing to complete an online survey on the
interpretation of comparative expressions (part of a project on
comparatives, joint with Ora Matushansky). Please see the recruitment
message below. Both linguists and non-linguists are encouraged to
participate - please forward this message to other native speakers of
these languages (but please note that the survey is in English, so
English proficiency is necessary for completing the survey).

Thank you!
Tania Ionin

**Recruitment Message**
Native speakers of Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, and Czech are being
invited to participate in a study of how certain grammatical structures
are interpreted in these languages. The study involves answering a
short survey on the web, about the acceptability of certain structures in
these languages. The study will take between 15 and 30 minutes to
complete; there is no compensation for participation.

If you are a native speaker of one of the above languages and would
like to participate, please send an email to Tania Ionin,
tionin@illinois.edu. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please go
directly to the url for the survey:

This study has been approved by the University of Illinois Institutional
Review Board.
LL Issue: 22.2446
Date posted: 13-Jun-2011


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