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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey for Native English Speakers
Author:   Mehdi Vaez Dalili
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition

Query:   Dear LinguistList members,

I’m a PhD student at the University of Isfahan. Currently, I’m conducting
a research for my PhD dissertation and I need to solicit the judgments
of native speakers of English (preferably university students) on the
degree of grammaticality of English multiple wh-questions. I would be
grateful if you could kindly help me by filling out the questionnaire
which should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Here is the link
to access the survey:


(Perhaps, the submission contains a URL that is broken onto 2 lines.
When copying the link to your address bar, please be sure that you
have copied the entire URL.)

If you know of anyone else (preferably university students) who might
be willing to participate in the study, please feel free to forward the
questionnaire link. If you have any questions or suggestions, please
don’t hesitate to contact me at: mvaezdalili AT yahoo DOT com.

Kind regards and many thanks in advance,
Mehdi Vaez Dalili
PhD Student
Department of English
Faculty of Foreign Languages
University of Isfahan
LL Issue: 23.1173
Date posted: 08-Mar-2012


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