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Query Details


Query Subject:   English Verbs of Manner of Speaking Questionnaire
Author:   Brent Miller
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   I am looking for volunteers to participate in an online questionnaire about
how English speakers use verbs of manner of speaking (e.g. 'screech' and
'holler'). Participants can be both native and non-native English speakers.
The results of this questionnaire will be used as part of a sociolinguist
pilot study.

The questionnaire consists of twelve fill-in-the-blank questions in which
participants have to decide which of two words best completes a sentence.
After that exercise, participants will be asked to rank how often these
words are used with males versus females. The questionnaire will take
between five and ten minutes to complete, and will be available to
participants until December 14, 2012.

If you would like to participate, please select one of the links below
based on your birth month.

For those born in January, April, July, or October, click here to complete
Questionnaire 1:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDZFdWtTUjNwX18wVU5QcFd6cjBWTFE6MQ

For those born in February, May, August, or November, click here to
complete Questionnaire 2:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVJNG1Bak1lR3oyOGlWaHdZMmw4N1E6MQ

And for those born in March, June, September, or December, click here to
complete Questionnaire 3:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDc3aDVyVGktNzBPa1RNajlPVmdfTnc6MQ

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments regarding this survey,
feel free to contact me directly at brent.allen.miller [at] gmail [dot] com.
LL Issue: 22.4716
Date posted: 27-Nov-2011



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