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English survey

Postby Albapoulain » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:08 pm

Hello! I'm writing an essay about how the language we speak shapes the way we think. I found some differences between how Spanish and English people name some feelings and I wanted to find out whether this affect the way we feel them or not. Thank you so much! (Only English-speakers please).
This is the link to the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/TFg3vlM5wiB0tJW92
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Re: English survey

Postby tarvos » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:47 pm

I'll be the boring pedant and say there's a grammar error in your form.
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Re: English survey

Postby Neurotip » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:09 pm

Sorry Albapoulain, I did try to answer but I couldn't work out what the survey was asking for. Is it:
a. a list of verbs which the definition could plausibly fit?
b. any single verb which the definition could plausibly fit?
c. the single verb which is the best fit to the definition?
d. a single verb for which the given definition would be an apt dictionary definition?
e. something else?
And must all the answers be different from each other?
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Re: English survey

Postby kulaputra » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:23 am

The Sapir Whorf Hypothesis, at least in its stronger variants, has been pretty thoroughly debunked.
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Re: English survey

Postby Ani » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:26 am

Neurotip wrote:Sorry Albapoulain, I did try to answer but I couldn't work out what the survey was asking for. Is it:
a. a list of verbs which the definition could plausibly fit?
b. any single verb which the definition could plausibly fit?
c. the single verb which is the best fit to the definition?
d. a single verb for which the given definition would be an apt dictionary definition?
e. something else?
And must all the answers be different from each other?


My interpretation was c.) or d.) and no to the last question, not that it matters too much.

I didn't choose to answer .. you could easily write "like" for all the answers or break out your inner thesaurus and go wild.
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