Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Grammar Survey

Just a quick note here asking for your help by participating in a survey about grammar errors. The survey, which was developed by two university professors, can be found at this link.

As the researchers conducting the survey write:

"We would like to invite you to take part in an online survey to share your opinions about grammatical errors in Standard Written English as they might appear in business or professional correspondence. Your survey response will help us to assess current perceptions about language usage in professional contexts."

If you have about 15 minutes to spare, please help with this important research project.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Drs K, I found the grammar survey incredibly revealing and hope you'll consider (if this isn't already the actual purpose)matching error types and levels of intolerance with moral traits and personal habits. I was stunned to discover I have zero tolerance for mixing restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses, yet I am bothered only somewhat by common confusions like "its" with "it's" or "they're" and "there." I wonder if this information could be used by my and other therapists to hasten diagnosis or simply explain why a little cat barf on the floor disturbs me only mildly while an empty plastic soda bottle on the counter arouses emotions consistent with those subtending serial killings. Whatever your intentions, keep up the good work!
An Appreciative Patient