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Old 06-07-2010, 01:56 PM
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I'm a professor at Queens College.

I need to interview people from a specific demographic for a study I'm doing on the English spoken in NY. The idea is that the offspring of professionals who move from other parts of the US (and mainly populate Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn) have displaced the traditional New York Dialect from these regions.

So, I'm looking for people who wouldn't mind spending an hour talking to me about anything and everything. They just have to be…
* White. (I have tons on non-Whites already),
* Both parents from out of town, but
* Raised in New York from at least 1st grade.
* Went to or are going to private schools.
* High school or college age

They would talk to me for an hour about any particular subject. I'm interested in how they talk not what they say. I have human subjects approval from Queens College for this study, and no one gets identified by name. They can even pick their pseudonym. If they agree they would sign an informed consent form and if under 18 a parent would have to sign one.

The interview would have to be in early July either in Queens College, at the CUNY Graduate Center, or at their home.

I have no money to offer, but the interviews are fun, and you can (if you want) get your voice samples posted to the web for all eternity.

Anyone up for it? Contact me at michael.newman@qc.cuny.edu
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