Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Are you a native English speaker who was raised in Washington, Oregon or Idaho? Researchers in the UW Linguistics Department are conducting a study about the speech of people from the Pacific Northwest. Northwesterners age 18-75 with no history of speech or hearing deficits are eligible. Participants will be audio-recorded while they complete short tasks about imaginary situations in pairs or small groups. Each participant will receive $10 for a short session (about 1 hour), $15 for a medium session (about 90 minutes), or $20 for a longer session (about 2 hours). If you are interested, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of others who might be interested, please forward this message to them. (Note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of email correspondence.) There is also a small flyer attached that you can post wherever interested people might see it. We’re especially eager to reach men, and people over 30 in order to have a balanced representation of Northwesterners.