Excuse me, I am terribly sorry to bother you, but …

The data collection is soon coming to an end and it is time to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has filled in the survey, shared it with friends and nagged their family about completing it. The feedback has been amazing! If you haven’t filled in the questionnaire yet, then do give it a go.

What I have learnt from my fieldwork trips so far is that administration can be an utterly annoying and terribly time-consuming necessary evil. In order to avoid the trouble, I would like to ask you (yes, you) for your help:

  • Do you live in the Greater London Area, Cambridge or Oxford?
  • Are you interested in an interview and perception tests dealing with English language usage?
  • Do you know of any websites, fora or the like through which I could find possible informants?

In case you answered one or preferably all three of the above answers with yes, then please leave a comment below or send me an email (c.ebner@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

I really appreciate your help!

British English Translation:

Excuse me, dearest blog reader. I am terribly sorry to bother you, but I wonder if you would mind helping me, as long as it’s no trouble of course. Thank you very much!

 

 

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Appropriate Usage – You decide!

The moment of truth has come. It is time to find out what YOU think about the English language and its usage? Is it fit as a fiddle? Or is it going down the drain? What do you consider acceptable and appropriate usage?

Let’s find out by filling in the online questionnaire!

Proper?
Proper?

In case you live in the UK and are interested in participating in the next steps of the survey, please contact me for more information.