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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Query Subject:   Busco Hispanohablantes, Spanish Speakers Needed for Study
Author:   Hannah Baker
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  Spanish

Query:   Busco hispanohablantes nativos, bilingües quienes hablen español y íngles, y anglohablantes quienes han aprendido español para participar en un estudio psicolingüístico de la interpretación de ciertas palabras en español.

Para participar, por favor haga clic en este enlace, y siga las instrucciones allí:


Hay dos estudios. Usted puede participar en los dos. Cada estudio dura alrededor de 30-45 minutos. El Comité Institucional de Revisión de Protocoles ha aprobado los estudios. Se le pedirá proveernos su permiso antes de empezar.

Este estudio es parte de mi tesis de honor y por eso le agradezco mucho su contribución.
¡Gracias de antemano por su participación!

I am are looking for native speakers of Spanish, Spanish/English bilinguals and English speakers who have learned Spanish to participate in a psycholinguistic study of how people interpret certain words in Spanish.

To participate, please click on this link, and follow the instructions there:

There are two studies. You may participate in both studies. Each should take no more than 30-45 minutes.

The study is IRB approved. You will be asked to provide your consent before beginning.

This study is part of my undergraduate honors thesis, so I am very grateful for your contribution.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Hannah Baker
Asistente de investigación del laboratorio para los estudios del desarrollo de lenguaje, dirigido por Dra. Kristen Syrett
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
LL Issue: 24.413
Date posted: 23-Jan-2013


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