I agree to participate in Dr. Susanne Reiterer’s (the phonaesthetic group’s) research study.
The purpose and nature of the study has been explained to me. I am participating voluntarily.
I give permission for my data to be used only for the purposes of scientific analysis, to which
only the experimenter or their team have access. Further analysis of the data will be strictly
anonymized (codes instead of names are used).
I understand that I can withdraw from the study, without consequences, at any time, whether before
it starts or while I am participating. I understand that anonymity will be ensured in the write-up by
disguising my identity (the process is called pseudonymisation).
I also consent to the following:
I consent to performing the task online;
I understand that my responses are being recorded and stored securely in a database, to which I consent;
I understand that my responses may be used anonymously for secondary research in the future, to which I
You are about to take part in a
pilot psycholinguistic study about people's
perceptions of natural languages, developed by Dr. Susanne Reiterer (University of Vienna)
with the assistance of Anna Winkler and Maximilian Sinnl and the
You will first be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your personal and your language background.
After that, you will proceed to a rating task where you will
listen to several recordings of different natural languages and rate them according to how they sound in your
opinion (“how you like their sounds”, etc.).
Please note that:
the task requires speakers or headphones so that you can listen to the recordings!
We highly recommend performing this task on a computer (PC)!
We also recommend you use Google Chrome as your browser for performing this task!
(note: Google Chrome can translate it into YOUR language)
A good, stable internet connection is also required.
It's not possible to continue the experiment on a different
device than the one you started with!
Upon listening, you will be asked to rate each language based on several characteristics
(4 characteristics: how erotic/ how beautiful / how orderly (structured) the language sounds
and how much social status you would attach to the sound of each language).
After this, you will provide some additional information regarding your impressions of the recorded languages.
The entire task takes approximately 20 minutes.