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#137718 - 01/25/05 10:28 AM Re: I'm all for *it.  
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> even NZ English

sheesh, you are sitting the bar low :)


#137719 - 01/25/05 10:54 AM Re: I'm all for *it.  
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sitting [sic] the bar low

Hey, no mention was made of Oz English.


#137720 - 01/25/05 12:09 PM Re: I'm all for *it.  
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My ears mebbe blunt, but I thwart Oz might be more typified by the Seeed~neeeee sound (going the other way), nah?


#137721 - 01/26/05 11:42 PM Re: I'm all for *it.  
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Dear teflo, please overlook the recalcitrant here.
I, for one, would very much like to be a part of your study.

And please note, although themilum has been making a liberal use of my computer tonight, believe me, I am not he. (Thank God!)

I will email your test site my email address now.

I think that yours is a wonderful study.


#137722 - 02/08/05 12:45 AM Re: I'm all for *it.  
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Aye, that post is from some time back (sorry, for not having checked back earlier). Thx for participating (to you and everyone else in this forum!). So far, approximately 50 people (including several from this forum) have participated in one of our experiments.

That means, we are almost done - I will post one more call for our second experiment here in second for those brave souls among you who simply can't get enough of our lovely Java applets ;-).

Cheers again,

Florian


#137723 - 02/08/05 12:58 AM MORE participants needed & Thank you  
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Hi again,

Believe it or not, but you'll have yet another chance to participate in our studies on questions and statements in English (yes, any kind of English - even Australian English, as long as you are a native speaker of it [I'm afraid, just being native and a speaker but not a native speaker won't be enough]).

So, hoping that you don't mind my occasional stopping by too much, I give you another yahoo address to which you can express you interest (just send us a message with the subject line "interested in study"):

suvresearch@yahoo.com

some of you have already participated in that experiment. If you want to help us anyway you can participate in whatever experiment you did not already participate in (the email address for the other experiment is suvresearch_prin2n3@yahoo.com).

Thank you again for all your help.

Florian
WH-Research Group,
Linguistics Department,
Stanford University




#137724 - 02/08/05 02:29 AM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English  
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Just fyi, tilfo: maybe I'm paranoid, but I haven't signed up to participate because I just don't like the idea of having to send in my e-mail first. If I could just click onto the site, I'd feel much more comfortable. Something akin to why I refuse to register with certain newspapers in order to read them on-line, maybe. I think it's more to do with the feeling that, once I've sent my e-mail address, it will no longer be my choice whether to paricipate or not. Just my 2.


#137725 - 02/08/05 04:28 AM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis  
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More than once on this site, people have offered workarounds, such as http://www.bugmenot.com, why not use them? Or get a throw-away email address specfically for such online use? Asking for an email first is a simple device that helps reduce the rate of bogus or automated participants. There are so many practical steps that can be taken to accoommodate this perfectly reasonable request, without resorting to plaintive hand-wringing.


#137726 - 02/08/05 10:38 AM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis  
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> plaintive hand-wringing

oooh, dead man walkin'! Even though they're good suggestions, just as well you're in Australia... :)


#137727 - 02/08/05 03:09 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis  
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Vernon, re: your first suggestion--I had completely forgotten the existence of such. Thank you for the reminder. As to your second, I couldn't be bothered. Plus, I have this inherent/intrinsic trait that makes me struggle furiously against the restraints of being forced to do something. I want to at least have the option of doing things my way.


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