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Query Details

Query Subject:   Native English Speakers Needed: Psycholinguistics
Author:   Marta Suarez
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Pragmatics

Query:   Dear colleagues,

We invite you to participate in a psycholinguistic experiment that
compares expert and 'naïve' performance in judging certain
sentences/structures in English. We have obtained a sample of data
from undergraduate psychology students, who will serve as 'naïve'
participants. We would now like to have an expert sample for

The experiment is available online, is completely anonymous, and will
only take about 15 minutes to complete. We understand that there are
many impositions on your time and we would be very grateful if you
could help us with our study. This link will take you to the experiment:


Thank you in advance for your help,

Marta T. Suarez, Julien Musolino, Viviane Deprez
Rutgers University Psycholinguistics Lab

LL Issue: 23.779
Date posted: 16-Feb-2012


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