LINGUIST List 12.1639

Thu Jun 21 2001

Qs: Parasitic Gaps,Surveys and Non-Native Languages

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  1. sharbani, Searching for References on Parasitic Gaps
  2. Nicolaas Hart, The language used in surveys of non-native populations

Message 1: Searching for References on Parasitic Gaps

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 19:23:06 +0530
From: sharbani <sharbevsnl.net>
Subject: Searching for References on Parasitic Gaps

Hello,
I am looking for references on works done on 'Parasitic gaps' found in
Indian Languages , Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Telegu etc. If the papers could be
sent to me, this would be appreciated. Thanx in advance.
Sharbani Banerji
sharbevsnl.net


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Message 2: The language used in surveys of non-native populations

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 16:53:01 +0900
From: Nicolaas Hart <nickwassui.ac.jp>
Subject: The language used in surveys of non-native populations


	One of the main reasons for creating clear survey questions is to 
ensure that the people surveyed understand what information is sought. Even so, 
many surveys of minority groups, immigrants and foreign student populations 
are conducted in a language other than their first language. This raises 
a number of questions which I hope you are able to help me find answers to.


What research has been done on the affect of using non-native 
(non-first-language) language surveys?
How do such surveys affect the people surveyed?
How do they affect the statistical accuracy of the survey?
What are the main problems in translating the surveys into the native language?
What research articles are available on this in Canada?

Nicolaas Hart
Lecturer
Kwassui Women's University
Nagasaki
Japan
nickwassui.ac.jp
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