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Query Details

Query Subject:   Native Russian Speakers Needed: Survey
Author:   Daniel Buncic
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Semantics

Query:   Dear colleagues,

For a little research project, I have designed a questionnaire to be filled in by
native speakers of Russian. I would rather not tell you what exactly I am
interested in because I would prefer people to fill it in unbiased. However, if
you give me your e-mail address at the end, I will afterwards tell you the
results of the survey. Furthermore, four of the first 60 participants of the
survey can win a gift card of 500 roubles or €15 or $20 for online bookshops,
so this might be something to tell your Russian-speaking students and
friends about.

Thank you very much for your help!

Daniel Buncic
University of Tübingen, Slavic Department
LL Issue: 23.1522
Date posted: 26-Mar-2012


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