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Query Details

Query Subject:   Afrikaans Speakers Needed for Survey
Author:   Andries Coetzee
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Morphology

Query:   We are currently conducting a research project about plural formation
in Afrikaans. As part of our project, we have designed on online
questionnaire, and we are currently looking for native Afrikaans
speakers to complete this questionnaire. Participation entails: (i)
Listening to made-up singular/plural pairs. (ii) Rating the goodness of
the plural on a 7-point scale.

Complete information is available at this website:

Contact Andries Coetzee at coetzee@umich.edu with any questions


Ons is tans besig met 'n navorsingsprojek oor meervoudsvorming in
Afrikaans. As deel van die projek, het ons 'n aanlyn vraelys gemaak, en
ons soek tans Afrikaanssprekers om die vraelys te voltooi. Deelname
behels die volgende: (i) Jy luister na opgemaakte enkelvoud-
meervoudspare. (ii) Jy dui dan aan hoe goed die meervoud vir jou voel
op 'n 7-punt skaal.

Volledige inligting is beskikbaar op hierdie webblad:

Indien jy enige vrae het, kontak Andries Coetzee by

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Date posted: 12-Jun-2012


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