dpdialectsurvey (dpdialectsurvey) wrote in houstontexas,

Deer Park Dialect Survey.

Researcher: Meghan Oxley, Graduate Student, University of Washington Department of Linguistics

Purpose of Research:
The purpose of this study is to collect information on the perceptions of the English spoken in Deer Park, Texas and the Southern United States.

Who I am Looking for:
Native speakers of English from Deer Park who are at least 18 years old. Speaking a language natively means that you spoke that language regularly in your home growing up and that you learned the language before reaching adolescence. If you are bilingual or multilingual you are encouraged to participate as long as English is one of the languages that you speak natively.

What to Expect:
If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire and to reflect on different dialects, making comparisons between those dialects and rating them on various features. Since this a study of your opinions, there are no right or wrong answers. The entire survey takes about 30 minutes to complete.

All information gathered in this study will remain confidential. Your name will not be published in the results of this study.

You can access the survey by entering the following URL in your web browser:

If you have any questions, you can contact Meghan Oxley at what@u.washington.edu or by calling 206-724-5778. Please note that I cannot ensure the confidentiality of information sent by email.

Please forward this message to any friends, family, or coworkers who you believe would be eligible to participate in this study.

Moderators: I didn't see anything in the user info disallowing this type of post, but I'll be happy to take it down if it's not allowed. Cross-posted in houstontx.
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