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Query Details

Query Subject:   English Speaker Survey: Acceptability Judgements
Author:   Marcin Opacki
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition

Query:   Dear Linguist Subscribers,

I'm a Graduate Student currently working on an article on native-like

The article is essentially built around data from acceptability judgments. As
fate would have it, I currently lack any representative data; and this is where
my request comes in.

I would be very grateful if I could plunder a moment of your time and ask you
to complete the survey that I have linked below.


The survey can be completed only once per IP address, so please make your
answers final, should you decide to contribute. No personal information is

Best Regards,

Marcin Opacki,
Faculty of Modern Languages
University of Warsaw
LL Issue: 23.2089
Date posted: 30-Apr-2012


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