Attention Bilingual New Yorkers in NYC: Open call to participate in online survey
GritoBlast! — In multilingual, multicultural New York City, it is not unusual for residents who have a native or heritage language other than English to use that language in public areas: on the subway, in a store, in a park. The purpose of this study is to find out what such experiences are like. How comfortable are bilingual people speaking their native or heritage languages? How accepting are New Yorkers about hearing languages other than English?
The researcher of this study is Dr. Sue Dicker, a linguist and professor at the City University of New York. She hopes the answers to these questions create a picture of what it means to be a bilingual New Yorker.
This survey is for people who live in New York City and are at least 18 years old. You must be comfortable speaking both English and another language which is your native language (if you learned a language other than English as you grew up and learned English later) or your heritage language (if you learned a language other than English as you grew up, at the same time learning English from family members, at school, in your neighborhood, or watching TV).
The survey should take about ten minutes.
Your identity cannot be traced by the researcher. Your responses are stored on-line and can only be accessed by the researcher with a password known only to her. The survey involves no risk. There are no direct benefits to you. However, your participation will add to the general understanding of how bilingualism functions in New York.
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. If you begin the survey and decide not to complete it, you may leave the web site without clicking the SUBMIT button.
To start the survey, click here.