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Query Subject:   Survey on Metaphors
Author:   Justyna Krajewska
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics

Query:   Hello everyone:) I'm conducting a research on metaphors in English at Adam
Mickiewicz University and I'm looking for native speakers willing to help. I've
collected a number of examples to be tested before I can run an experiment
in a computer lab. Spare a minute or two on completing one of these
questionnaires. I would be most grateful!

Justyna Krajewska

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LL Issue: 23.2087
Date posted: 30-Apr-2012



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