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Query Subject:   Native English Speakers Needed for Survey on English Proverbs
Author:   Martyna Stawicka
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Psycholinguistics

Query:   Hello,

I’m a postgraduate student in English Studies. I’m doing some research on proverbs for my master’s thesis and I'm looking for subjects who are native speakers of English.

Thanks to your help a few months ago, I managed to gathered enough respondents for my previous survey. However, I have to collect more data in another survey. Thus, I would be grateful if you could take part in this short survey. All you have to do is click on the link below and you’ll be taken directly to the survey. I promise, it won’t take long.

There are two surveys:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7GR25PL

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DM8RB3B

If you spot any mistakes, please let me know.

Thank you!
LL Issue: 23.5307
Date posted: 17-Dec-2012



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