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#137728 - 02/08/05 06:23 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis  
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Aah, so it's a matter of acting on your principles. I've heard of them, but could never be bothered acquiring any.


#137729 - 02/08/05 06:42 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis  
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In reply to:

just as well you're in Australia... :)


The good thing about being an Australian male is that, no matter how big the rau, you never have to say sorry.


#137730 - 02/08/05 09:36 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of Englis  
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Jackie,

Thx for your honest reply. We do not post the link in order to make sure that people don't just "click and try" (one of the disadvantages of web experiments is that people may just want to check out how it looks). Having lots of aborted experiment trials doesn't look good if one has to write up the results.

I assure you that your email address will not be not be given to others or used for anything but emailing you the link to the experiment (like all experiments involving people, we are monitored by the human subject board of our university [as you will see in case you decide to participate]).

Also, you don't HAVE to participate after you send us an email - nobody is monitoring that. We just prefer to know where our participants heard from us (that's why we ask you to email us first before we give you the link).

I hope that answers your questions, which I very much understand (I have similar doubts about most cases where somebody wants my email address),

Florian


#137731 - 04/07/05 11:51 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English  
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Dear tsuwm,

I once was an over-qualified member of a group called Mensa whose founder said that its members were those who, "wanted to have their heads examined" which they had demonstrated no doubt by the very act of having taken 'IQ' tests. Heh heh.

Well though more modest, this seems similar. They are simply looking for those who wish to have their linguistic intuitions examined. If they can't pay in coin of the realm though, perhaps they could offer a linguistic intuition measure in lieu of payment in filthy lucre.

BraveLad


#137732 - 04/08/05 09:47 AM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English  
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They are simply looking for those who wish to have their linguistic intuitions examined.

And here I thought they were trying to advance our understanding of the English language. BTITWIWSWAITJ.


#137733 - 04/08/05 10:06 AM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English  
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BTITWIWSWAITJ.? Help!


#137734 - 04/08/05 10:33 AM Re: Help!  
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HHGG.


#137735 - 04/08/05 02:48 PM Re: Help!  
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At least I think I understand HHGG. I say it all the time. It means 'He Has Gone Gonzo!'


#137736 - 04/08/05 02:54 PM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English  
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You said, "BTITWIWSWAITJ."

Are you a native English speaker? I am a Native American English speaker (at least as West Indian as Ward Churchill).

But maybe that was something else. I used to work with a programmer who started to speak only in the first letters of words. He started with simple greetings. The frightening thing is that I grew to understand him over 50 percent of the time!


#137737 - 04/09/05 01:09 AM Re: Participants needed: native speakers of English  
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I was born and raised in Chicago. Dunno if that counts as native English. The particular intialism in question, however, arose from the other side of the Great Pond, in what we like to call Pomerania.

Or at least what *some of us like to call Pomerania.


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