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#137708 - 01/24/05 06:47 AM Re: I'm all for *it.
maverick Offline
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Hard to tell from here, it's engraved on a grey blackground.


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#137709 - 01/24/05 11:36 AM Re: I'm all for *it.
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I assumed English was native to England. Just another example...


... or was the post altered since last I looked?

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#137710 - 01/24/05 12:24 PM Re: I'm all for *it.
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If you had been born into an English-speaking family who lived in a non-English-speaking country, you'd still be considered to be a native speaker of English if that was your natural language.

It reminds me of musicians I've heard speaking of their 'natural' instrument, meaning the one on which they'd first learned to play--that is, if they'd learned primarily on one instument in the beginning of their work. When I studied violin late in life, I automatically *saw and *heard things pianistically, and it took a long while before I began to *see and *hear thing violinistically.


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#137711 - 01/24/05 01:27 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English
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Hi, Florian. I'll be most happy to participate. Back in my yeut, I worked on similar surveys for LAGS (sorta like DARE but southern). And, any Stanford-connected linguist is a friend of mine! (-:

(Give my regards to Jim Bisso and Geoff Nunburg)



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#137712 - 01/24/05 04:23 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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>Jim Bisso

damn! I knew something sounded familiar...

what's the time commitment to this project?

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#137713 - 01/24/05 07:37 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis
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It's about 20 minutes including reading the instructions,

Florian


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#137714 - 01/24/05 07:39 PM Re: I'm all for *it.
tiflo Offline
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lol, American, British, Canadian, and even NZ English is most welcome ;-). You will be asked to name where you have grown up anyway (this is important for our analysis later).

Florian


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#137715 - 01/24/05 07:41 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis
tiflo Offline
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Thx. I will let them know if I meet them (will they know who AnaStrophic is? =)

Florian


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#137716 - 01/24/05 09:30 PM Re: I'm all for *it.
Vernon Compton Offline
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In reply to:

lol, American, British, Canadian, and even NZ English is most welcome ;-). You will be asked to name where you have grown up anyway (this is important for our analysis later).


I wasn't asked where I grew up. The instructions email said that I would be asked where I acquired my idiolect, but I was not. I also had to say that "I am a native speaker of American English" on the consent form in order to participate. The project itself was interesting, but those were black marks against it, in my opinion. I hope that that the research itself is managed better than the implementation of the survey was.



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#137717 - 01/24/05 09:34 PM Re: I'm all for *it.
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We already talked about this. The instructions (if read carefully =), tell you that you should enter where you grew up into the field "Region" once the experiment starts. BTW, we tried to improve the instruction a bit more. so, maybe it's clearer now.

Thx for your participation!

Florian


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