URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

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URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by The Dark Something or other » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:03 am

Hello everyone,

I'm doing my MA dissertation and I'm desperately short of participants. Really hoping some of the Brits here might help me out: Reefpants, Veggie Legs, Carsomyr, Dimble, Welsher, etc. Please please please, I only takes two to three minutes. Just record yourself saying the below nineteen sentences/passages and email or WhatsApp me with the file. That's it. Kinda running out of time and I need s many people as possible.

Please OT, do not fail me, for have I never failed you in realms of spam?



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Participant Script
Below are nineteen short passages. Please read them through a couple of times to yourself so that you are familiar with them. Then, please record yourself reading them out aloud. Please take a few moments between saying each passage. Try to read the passages as naturally as possible; do not try to “perform” the passages. Use your own natural talking speed; do not read the passages quickly or slowly. You can send your recording to Bryan.Parry.16@ucl.ac.uk.

1. The garage is one kilometre away.

2. You’re very rude. Don’t patronise me!

3. I’ve been singing that tune all week.

4. The Caribbean is incomparable! Have you been?

5. Hong Kong and Pakistan are both in Asia.

6. The tennis player hit the spectator with a racket.

7. It’s ordinary to harass politicians, but it’s not right.

8. We will research the increase in the native falcon population.

9. The refund policy is only applicable if you still have the receipt.

10. Cate Blanchett was President of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Jury in 2018.

11. I have great recall, but I can’t recall when I began to patronise this restaurant.

12. I hope I rebound from my sickness in time to see them baptize my grandson.

13. Her boyfriend left her and straight away she got with someone else on the rebound.

14. I will dictate the words in English. You must translate them into either Spanish or French.

15. New research shows that smoking one cigarette a day can increase the risk of birth defects.

16. The translator cannot schedule me in for this week, but her schedule is more open next week.

17. Digital currencies, like Bitcoin, are still a niche market and the regulatory framework is not fully developed.

18. There was controversy in 1982 when the Soviet hockey player, Alexander Mogilny, wanted to defect to the United States.

19. Hundreds of people are gathering to protest the visit of the President. One protester called the President a “dictator”. This protest is the biggest since 1972.

Participant Personal Information Form

Name:

Date of Birth: (day/month/year)

Gender: MALE/FEMALE/OTHER (please specify)

Nationality:

Region of origin within UK:

Did you spend your childhood (ages 4 – 15) living in the United Kingdom? YES/NO

Occupation:

What is your ethnic group?
White
ENGLISH, WELSH, SCOTTISH, NORTHERN IRISH, OR BRITISH
IRISH
GYPSY OR IRISH TRAVELLER
ANY OTHER WHITE BACKGROUND, WRITE IN:
Mixed/multiple ethnic groups
WHITE AND CARIBBEAN
WHITE AND AFRICAN
WHITE AND ASIAN
ANY OTHER MIXED OR MULTIPLE ETHNIC BACKGROUND, WRITE IN:
Asian/Asian British
INDIAN
PAKISTANI
BANGLADESHI
CHINESE
ANY OTHER ASIAN BACKGROUND, WRITE IN:
African/Caribbean/Black/Black British
CARIBBEAN
AFRICAN
BLACK BRITISH
ANY OTHER AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN OR BLACK BRITISH BACKGROUND, WRITE IN:
Other ethnic group
ARAB
ANY OTHER ATHNIC GROUP, WRITE IN:

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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by Reyazul » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:31 pm

The Dark Something or other wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:03 am
Really hoping some of the Brits here might help me out
My submission has been sent in. :mrgreen:
Welsh "I hope you catch genital warts you slut!!!!"
Dark "Now we know that Steph swallows, not spits."
Cars "I wouldn't do *anything*. I wouldn't rape someone or kill a bear."

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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by The Dark Something or other » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:14 pm

Seriously, WTF was that recording, Rey? Jesus. You sound like a member of the Real IRA who's trying to infiltrate London high society circles.

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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by Reyazul » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:24 pm

The Dark Something or other wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Seriously, WTF was that recording, Rey? Jesus. You sound like a member of the Real IRA who's trying to infiltrate London high society circles.
What I sounded like was an authentic Manc Londoner with maybe a sliver of Scouse. In other words, pure British, in all its loveliness.

In any case, given the lack of applicants thus far, you may be having to settle for me soon anyway. :twisted:
Welsh "I hope you catch genital warts you slut!!!!"
Dark "Now we know that Steph swallows, not spits."
Cars "I wouldn't do *anything*. I wouldn't rape someone or kill a bear."


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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by Reyazul » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:52 pm

The Dark Something or other wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:34 pm
Yeah, by way of Cork. :roll:
I've heard plenty of Irish accents in film etc and I swear, I don't have a clue how you reckon I sound like one of them.
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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by The Dark Something or other » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:03 pm

I'll explain it later. When I'm not wanking.

BTW... heard in films!?!? LOL I've heard in REAL LIFE, FFS.

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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by Reyazul » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:27 am

The Dark Something or other wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:03 pm
I'll explain it later. When I'm not wanking.

BTW... heard in films!?!? LOL I've heard in REAL LIFE, FFS.
What are you doing wanking when you're a married man? Isn't she supposed to take care of that for you?

And anyway, there were real-life Irishmen in those films. And I sound nothing like those warbling tarts Sinead O'Connor and Dolores O'Riordan.
Welsh "I hope you catch genital warts you slut!!!!"
Dark "Now we know that Steph swallows, not spits."
Cars "I wouldn't do *anything*. I wouldn't rape someone or kill a bear."

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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by The Dark Something or other » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:31 pm

Thing is, Rey, when you GET SUM, it makes you horny to always wanna GET SUM. When you are a dried up spinster, you neither GET NONE nor feel like touching it either.

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Re: URGENT REQUEST Linguistics Dissertation: British English Speakers Required

Post by Reyazul » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 pm

That's all well and good, but being a sex fiend doesn't make me Irish. If anything, it makes me Scottish.
Welsh "I hope you catch genital warts you slut!!!!"
Dark "Now we know that Steph swallows, not spits."
Cars "I wouldn't do *anything*. I wouldn't rape someone or kill a bear."

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