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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey Help (Internet & Mobile Phone Slang)
Author:   Dario Ban
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   Hello fellow linguists,

My name is Dario, I'm a student of linguistics from Rijeka, Croatia and I
need help with my MA research. I require a number (30 to 40) of
American college/university students for my survey on Internet & text
lingo. The survey shouldn't take more than 10 minutes and it's
completely anonymous. The aim of my research is to compare the
usage of such lingo in Croatia and in the USA. Thanks in advance for
your help in filling it out or forwarding it! If you have any questions or
suggestions, please email me: db.lethe@gmail.com

survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MQKNP3Q

kind regards,
Dario Ban
LL Issue: 23.2975
Date posted: 09-Jul-2012


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