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Query Details


Query Subject:   Native English Speakers Needed: Social Situations
Author:   Effat Hosseini
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics

Query:   Dear Sir/Ms,

I am an M.A. student of Applied Linguistics. I need to have access to
English native speakers in order to answer my questionnaire on
speech acts uttered in daily conversations by American Native
Speakers in written form. Would you please be so kind and guide me
through this issue? I wonder if you could honor me and answer my
attached questionnaire if you are an American Native speaker.Please
click here to take my survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K2Y6536

Sincerely yours,
Miss Effat Hosseini,
e-hosseini@arshad.araku.ac.ir
LL Issue: 23.967
Date posted: 26-Feb-2012



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