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Query Details

Query Subject:   Animal Names Used to Address People
Author:   Katalin BalognĂ© BĂ©rces
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   Dear Linguists,

A student of mine is carrying out a survey on animal names that are used in
addressing people in English, and she needs quite a number of native
English informants. I wonder whether you could devote a little bit of your
precious time to fill in the attached questionnaire and/or ask your
friends/colleagues/students/family members to fill it in, and send it back
either to me (bbkati at or to her (szamosfalv at
The questionnaire is downloadable from:

Unfortunately it is not interactive, so you'll have to save it to your
computer and send it back as an attachment. Everything is explained in
English on the first page of the document. Feel free to reformat the
document (it's in tabular format) to provide more space if necessary.

Also, should you have any comments on the topic or any recommended
readings, they're more than welcome!

We would gratefully appreciate it if you could help her.

Thanks in advance,

Katalin Balogne Berces

English Dept., Pazmany Peter University, Hungary
LL Issue: 19.3544
Date posted: 20-Nov-2008


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