LINGUIST List 32.913

Fri Mar 12 2021

Qs: Help with PhD Project

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 13-Mar-2021
From: Stefanie Barkallah <>
Subject: Help with PhD Project
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To whom it may concern,

I am a PhD student at the University of Hamburg and I am investigating English demonstratives in third language acquisition. During a project in Germany (MEZ), we tested bilingual children who were either at the age of 12 or 16 with the languages Turkish-German or Russian-German. We tested their written English skills. They had to write like a journalist about a typical English breakfast on the basis of a picture sequence (which they had to describe as well). Further, we gave them a questionnaire about their language skills and motiviation of learning additional languages.

Now I need control groups of English, Turkish and Russian speaker. Due to Corona, I cannot collect data personally. That is why I send you this message.

My target groups should be:

monolingual speaker of English/Turkish/Russian
adults/teenager (both age groups are examined)
learned additional languages in school (English is needed, since the task is only in English)
do the same written task via a link, in English please, and answer a few questions about the own language(s)

The task can be done via a link. Of course, it will be anonymous.

I would really appreciate your help and further, if you could spread the link.

Thank you in advance.

Have a lovely day.

Kind regards,

Stefanie Barkallah (form. Schröter)
University of Hamburg
Institute of English and American Studies
Phd fellow

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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