LINGUIST List 21.1908|
Wed Apr 21 2010
Qs: Looking for Participants for an ESL Study
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Looking for Participants for an ESL Study
Message 1: Looking for Participants for an ESL Study
From: Nadya Dich <nld26cornell.edu>
Subject: Looking for Participants for an ESL Study
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Dear LINGUIST community,
I am currently conducting an online research project aimed at
investigating how certain properties of native language orthography
influence the ways individuals spell in English as a second language
(ESL). More specifically, I am interested in native speakers of Danish,
Italian and Russian who currently live in Denmark, Italy and Russia and
have intermediate to advanced ESL proficiency. In particular, I am
interested in testing *undergraduate and graduate students* of various
I would like to invite everyone who qualifies to participate and also
kindly ask the readers to forward this information to qualified students
who might be interested in participating. Please find a brief description
of the study below:
- This is an online study that can be completed from any computer with
- The study consists of 5 spelling tasks and a quick survey and takes
about 35 minutes.
- Every 15th participant wins a prize: a yearly subscription to an
educational English language magazine (e.g. National Geographic)
- The study website is: http://languagetest.dyndns.org/ad.htm
Should you need additional information about the project, please feel
free to contact me at nld26cornell.edu.
Thank you for your help!
Deptartment of Human Development
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