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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 Details

Query Subject:   Acquisition of French Pronomal Forms of Address
Author:   Cameron Rothluebber
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Acquisition

Query:   We are conducting a research project that is examining the knowledge
native speakers of English have about the use of the pronouns 'tu' and
'vous' when learning French.

Taking the survey should take about 15 minutes of your time. The
survey contains sections in both English and French and consists of
multiple choice and yes/no questions with some opportunities for
comment (which would certainly be appreciated).

The survey is anonymous. If you have any questions about the survey,
you can contact Cameron Rothluebber, principle investigator, at
rothluebcl@titan.sfasu.edu. Your participation in this survey is
completely voluntary; you do not have to participate and have the
option to stop the survey at any time.

LL Issue: 23.728
Date posted: 13-Feb-2012


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