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b : berkeley_premeds@lists.berkeley.edu 26 September 2011 • 4:06PM -0400

[Pre-Med] Linguistiic Survey
by Ian Wong

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Dear all,

My name is Ian Wong '12 (iwong@prin...), and I am a Linguistics major
at Princeton University. I'm looking to collect some useful data for my
senior independent work. If you don't mind, please spare 3 minutes maximum
and answer the following linguistics survey. For each of the 12 sentences
below, rate the well-formedness, i.e., intuitive grammaticality, from 1 to
5, with 1 being completely ungrammatical and 5 being completely grammatical
(to your ear). Do not consult any other references to gauge your responses;
try to rate each sentence immediately after reading them. $For numbers
(2)-(3) and
(8)-(9), which involve topicalization of "he", consider the following
situation if the context is not apparent: A person comes to you and says,
"Did you allege me to be a fool?"; you then answer, "No, HE/HIM, I alleged
to be a fool". If you find any of the sentences to be too unfamiliar or
unusual in form to rate, just answer with a question mark "?".

> (1) I alleged him to be a fool.
> (2) He, I alleged to be a fool.
> (3) Him, I alleged to be a fool.
> (4) It was he I alleged to be a fool.
> (5) It was him I alleged to be a fool.
> (6) He was alleged to be a fool.

> (7) I claimed him to be a fool.
> (8) He, I claimed to be a fool.
> (9) Him, I claimed to be a fool.
> (10) It was he I claimed to be a fool.
> (11) It was him I claimed to be a fool.
> (12) He was claimed to be a fool.

Be sure to reply to the correct email address. Please reply with your
answers by simply listing your twelve responses (ratings 1-5) in order. In
the case that you receive this survey multiple times, please answer only
once.

> Thank you for your cooperation,
> Ian Wong *****

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