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You will get to listen to and evaluate sentences produced by two different speakers. All of these sentences were taken from different Science Fiction & Fantasy languages. You will be asked to indicate your impressions of each sentence on three different scales (good or evil, peaceful or aggressive, pleasant or unpleasant). For this task, it is not relevant whether you recognise any of the languages.

You will be able to listen to each sentence twice. Please try to be as spontaneous as possible in your evaluations and base them on your subjective listening experiences. Make sure you are in a quiet spot and use headphones, if possible.

It will take approximately 20 minutes to finish the experiment. You will be able to quit at any time.

On the next page you will be asked for some information regarding yourself and your linguistic background. The form will be anonymised and it will not be possible to identify you from it. Technical data, such as your IP-address, will only be saved for a brief period of time.

By taking part in this survey, you agree to your data being published in an online database where it will be saved for at least ten years (following DFG guidelines). Thank you and enjoy taking the experiment!

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