English native speakers needed for a language research study

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Who we are.
The Research Unit Emerging Grammars investigates the linguistic systems and resources of bilingual speakers from families with an immigrant history, or heritage speakers. We are interested in learning how heritage speakers use both of their languages in different situations.

Who we work with.
We work with heritage speakers of German, Greek, Russian, and Turkish who live in the U.S., and heritage speakers of Greek, Russian, and Turkish who live in Germany. We also test monolingual speakers of all of those languages in their respective countries. Additionally, in the U.S., English monolinguals are tested. By making various comparisons between the languages, we will find grammatical features that are unique to heritage speakers.

What participants do.
We are inviting monolingual English speakers to take part in our research study. Participants are tested in one session lasting approximately 1.5 hours.
Participants are asked to:
 describe a short incident shown on video
 complete a fill-in-the-blank and acceptability judgement task
 fill out a personal background questionnaire
They receive $22 as compensation.

Interested in participating?
If you are interested in participating in our study, or know someone who might be, please review the qualifications below:

 Was born and raised in the U.S.
 Is 14-18 or 24-36 years old
 Speaks English as their only native language
 Has not lived abroad for more than 1 year
 Does not have speech or hearing disorders
 Is available for testing in January – March 2019

Please contact Tatiana Pashkova (917-244-4310, pashkova@sowi.uni-kl.de) or Mary Elliott (304-542-0755, elliott.ma@husky.neu.edu).

If you are unclear about whether or not you qualify, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Company / Business Name University of Kaiserslautern
Contact Person Name Tatiana Pashkova
Phone Number 917-244-4310
Website Link *APPLY HERE Visit Link Here
Recruitment Email pashkova@sowi.uni-kl.de
Age Group 14-18, 24-36