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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Query Subject:   Participation in a study on problem solving
Author:   Linn Gralla
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Cognitive Science

Query:   We cordially invite you to participate in an online study on problem
solving, conducted as part of a collaborative research project involving
the intersection of cognitive science and linguistics at the Universities
of Bremen and Bamberg (Germany). Participants are taken through
example problems and are then asked to solve another problem by
themselves. The problems are easy to understand and entertaining to
solve.

The completion of the task will take approximately 30 minutes.
Participants should be (i.e., consider themselves) native speakers of
English. Since we do not wish to influence participants by describing
what we wish to study before anyone performs the task, any questions
(for example about the linguistic component of the task) should be sent
directly to.

Participation is entirely anonymous; a small number of demographic
questions support the interpretation and assessment of general validity
of the collected data.

Here is the link to the study:

http://www.wayfinding.uni-bremen.de/euler/start.php


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LL Issue: 22.4093
Date posted: 20-Oct-2011



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