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Query Details

Query Subject:   Native English Speakers Needed: Phonology
Author:   Thaís Suzana Schadech
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics

Query:   I am a Master’s student at the Federal University of Santa Catarina
(Brazil), and I have been carrying out research on phonetics and
phonology of English under the supervision of Professor Rosane
Silveira. This research is important in the sense that the findings may
guide English teachers and students choices when teaching/learning
this language. With the intent to conclude this study, I am now
collecting data from native speakers of English from different
nationalities. Therefore, I would like to invite native speakers of English
to participate in the data collection process of this study, which will help
teacheres and researchers from the area to better understand the
acquisition of English by speakers of other languages. The results will
also form the basis of my thesis to be defended in December 2012.

In order to participate in this research, please access
www.comprehendingl2speech.com, register as a Native Speaker of
English, and follow the instructions. You should use Google Chrome to
access the website, since it does not work properly in other browsers.
Participants can contact me at any time by e-mail(
thaissuzana@gmail.com), or Skype (thais22suzana).

Best regards,
Thaís Suzana Schadech
LL Issue: 23.3076
Date posted: 16-Jul-2012


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