Interactive language study: Seeking Polish-born LGBTQ+ (and non-LGBTQ+) adults based in England

Acculturation and English language variation by LGBTQ+ Polish-born speakers

I'm conducting PhD research on the interplay between social factors and people's language use, and I'm seeking Polish-born and English-born adults living in England (especially LGBTQ+ people) to take part.

Some info about the study:

  • Involves a sentence rating task followed by some interactive quizzes - find out how acculturated you are!
  • Takes 15-20 minutes, and can be done on a tablet, laptop, or desktop (doesn't work on phones, unfortunately)
  • Polish participants get a Versant English proficiency report (useful for CVs!). This only takes 15 minutes extra, can be done at a time that suits you, and shows you an interesting breakdown of your language use across different categories.

Access the study HERE

I'd be really grateful if you would consider sharing the study on Twitter or Facebook, or sending a direct link to the study to anyone you think might be interested (especially if you know any Polish LGBTQ+ people!)

My background

I am an LGBTQ+ Polish-speaking bilingual, and I'm in the 2nd year of my PhD at the University of Sheffield.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions

Thank you for your time,

Nathaniel Dziura

PhD student of English Language and Linguistics

The University of Sheffield, School of English


Nathaniel Dziura