Attitudes survey

Professor Ingrid Tieken in Leiden is looking for English speakers (of any native or non-native form!) to fill in an attitudes survey on three different English sentences. Go on, do your good deed for today!

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2 thoughts on “Attitudes survey

  1. No problem! By the way, have you seen this yet? http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2012/05/14/120514crbo_books_acocella?currentPage=all

    ‘The English Wars’ in the New Yorker:

    “For a long time, many English speakers have felt that the language was going to the dogs. All around them, people were talking about “parameters” and “life styles,” saying “disinterested” when they meant “uninterested,” “fulsome” when they meant “full.” To the pained listeners, it seemed that they were no longer part of this language group. To others, the complainers were fogies and snobs. The usages they objected to were cause not for grief but for celebration. They were pulsings of our linguistic lifeblood, proof that English was large, contained multitudes…”

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