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Query Subject:   Study Participation: English Native Speakers Needed for PhD Research
Author:   Nina Fronhofer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Hello,

I am a PhD student and I am currently looking for study participants, native speakers of English, especially university students, who would be willing to spare 30 minutes of their time and write 2 narratives on given topics. It would be ideal to find cooperation partners/participants from the UK, teachers or university professors who could ask their students to contact me. The students will write on personal experiences as university students (e.g. grading or exams).

My study is part of my PhD-project "Emotion Concepts in Second Language Learners".

Participants should contact me via email with their interest and I will provide them with more information.

Here is a link to my homepage:



Nina Fronhofer
LL Issue: 24.543
Date posted: 30-Jan-2013


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