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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey of 'Tag Questions' used in the UK + Ireland
Author:   Andreas Schmidt
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   My name is Andreas Schmidt, I'm preparing a paper about the word ''innit''
for a course of pragmatics at the Johannes Gutenberg Universit├Ąt Mainz,

This is a survey of 'Tag Questions' used in the United Kingdom and the
Republic of Ireland, plus two to three questions about the word ''innit.''
It is aimed at all English-speakers from the British Isles, please fill out
the ten to eleven questions and please send the link to your friends and


All results will be available for everyone to see:

Thank you very much!
LL Issue: 23.654
Date posted: 07-Feb-2012


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