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Query Details

Query Subject:   Surveys on Danish, Faroese, Swedish, Norwegian
Author:   Ulrike Carlson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax

Query:   Subject: Additional Participants Needed for a Research Study on the
Use of Prepositions and Postpositions in the Germanic Languages

I am currently conducting a research study involving native speakers of
Danish, Faroese, Swedish and Norwegian in order to learn more about
prepositions and postpositions and their properties in the Germanic

I still need several speakers of these languages. Data collection will
end on 09/20/2011. If you know anyone who is a native speaker of
these languages, it would be great if this message could be passed on.
Thank you!

If you agree to be in the study, you will be asked to complete a
questionnaire about your native language. The respective
questionnaires can be accessed here (copy and paste into your
browser's address line):





I would appreciate it if you would consider participating in this study
and forwarding this e-mail message to other adult native speakers who
might be willing to participate. Please do not hesitate to contact me if
you have questions. I look forward to your participation.

Ulrike L. Carlson
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of German, University of Iowa
111 Phillips Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
Phone: +1-319-335-2223
LL Issue: 22.3431
Date posted: 30-Aug-2011


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