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Query Details

Query Subject:   Linguistic and Cultural Type: English Businessman
Author:   Mariya Ilukhina
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Linguistic Theories

Query:   My survey is devoted to the cultural personality type of the "English
Businessman". I'm looking for English Native speakers as participants.
Here is the link to my survey:


No personal information will be collected from participants beyond age,
sex, and native language.

I am studying linguistic and cultural types. My goal with this survey is to
poll people about the linguistic and cultural types and to study their
reactions (the language), to sum them up and to form the complete
definition of the linguistic and cultural type. This survey, with the help of
the language, will help to learn the culture portion of studying linguistic
and cultural types.

Thank you,

Mariya Ilukhina
LL Issue: 22.3222
Date posted: 11-Aug-2011


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