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Anttoanetta
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 Message 1 of 18
10 June 2013 at 9:41pm | IP Logged 
I'm a student conducting a research for my MA thesis entitled "Personality Variations in L2 Use" and I'd like to invite anyone interested in participating to do so by downloading the survey here: http://www.2shared.com/document/8kmwAi1f/Survey.html , filling it in and sending it back to me (details are in the file). I'll be collecting data till July 3 2013. Those eager and willing, yet afraid of downloads (I've met a few), can send me their e-mail address and I'll send them the survey directly. :)
Also I'd like to express my gratitude in advance to those who do participate! :D
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Serpent
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 Message 2 of 18
11 June 2013 at 12:28am | IP Logged 
Very interesting but I'm too split between Russian/Finnish/English, with the last one being the least important for ME but the main language of my online life. I've also "messed it up" a lot by conscious decisions, and I dream in various languages too.
I definitely feel bicultural with Russian/Finnish, though.

Edited by Serpent on 11 June 2013 at 12:28am

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Ogrim
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 Message 3 of 18
11 June 2013 at 10:08am | IP Logged 
You have picked an interesting topic for your thesis and I will be happy to do the survey, as soon as I find a moment to do so. I just need to decide which two languages to choose. English is a given, but I am not sure whether to go with Spanish (which I use the most in private) or French (which I use a lot at work).
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Anttoanetta
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 Message 4 of 18
11 June 2013 at 9:19pm | IP Logged 
Serpent, in that case, it would be more interesting if you did the survey for
Russian/Finnish. It would also add to the number of languages involved. If you don't mind
me saying - English is sometimes overrated ;)

Ogrim, if Spanish is for you more personal i.e. private (as you've pointed out in
brackets), I'd give it a shot rather then French. The main theme here is personality,
after all, and how else to investigate it if not through personal, private experiences?
:)
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Arekkusu
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 Message 5 of 18
11 June 2013 at 9:33pm | IP Logged 
I didn't read the survey, but it seems to imply that a person can self-evaluate changes in their personality or behaviour depending on the language they speak. I think that would be a pretty ambitious claim.
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Anttoanetta
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 Message 6 of 18
11 June 2013 at 10:00pm | IP Logged 
Previous researches have already proved the occasional occurence of the phenomenon (if
interested, see e.g. Pavlenko), I'm only investigating the frequency of it and also
trying to find a pattern.
The reason why I chose the topic is because I've felt changes in my own personality, so
for me it's more than an ambitious claim. However, the results will show the public's
general opinion on it.
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Arekkusu
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 Message 7 of 18
11 June 2013 at 10:07pm | IP Logged 
I'm not questioning the existence of the phenomenon, but the ability of people to meaningfully evaluate the changes in themselves. But as I said, I didn't read the survey questions (can't access now), so my comment may not be relevant.
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Anttoanetta
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 Message 8 of 18
14 June 2013 at 5:50pm | IP Logged 
I'm a linguist, not a psychoanalyst, so a deep evaluation of self isn't necessary. You'll see once you read it =)


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