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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey on Native English Speaker Discourse
Author:   Atefeh Rezanejad
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Dear all,

Hi. I'm Atefeh Rezanejad, MA student of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at Sharif University of Technology, Languages & Linguistics Department, Tehran, Iran.

I just learned about LINGUIST List recently. The reason I'm writing is actually asking for some help for my research project.

Well, right now I'm working on a project on discourse analysis. I have a questionnaire with three items which will take about 5 minutes to fill out (there is a link to the survey). It needs to be filled out by English native speakers and to be honest with you, I really have no access to any native speakers here in Iran. I was wondering if you would mind filling it out and sending the link to any friend you know.

Here is the link:


Thanks again.

Best wishes,

LL Issue: 24.296
Date posted: 16-Jan-2013


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