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Query Details


Query Subject:   Survey: Interlanguage Pragmatics
Author:   Maryam Pezeshki
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Language Acquisition

Query:   Dear LINGUIST List members,

I'm preparing a multiple-choice test of pragmatics. I collected responses
provided by native and non-native speakers and now I need to identify
the appropriate answers from the inappropriate ones to write down the
four choices for my test. I wondered if there are any native speakers in
the list who could help me with this test, selecting the answers they
think are inapprppriate in each of the 19 situations in the test. The
responses you choose will function as distractors in my MC test and will
be of great help to me. The test appears in the following link:

http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?
sid=mzp2q4f0wmzb78u946337

Thank you for your help in advance.

Best Regards,
Maryam Pezeshki
PhD student, ATU, Iran
LL Issue: 22.3133
Date posted: 05-Aug-2011



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