Question: What ways do you know to encourage people to come up with different ways of saying the same thing?
Background: I'm working on a project where my goal is to get variants of utterances as a way to quickly gather speech data on dialects.
My challenge is to find a way to overcome priming effects. For example, I don't want to say
How do you ask to go to the garden?
"Let's go to the garden" or "Want to go to the garden?"
I want to prompt the participants about going to the garden and get "Want to take a walk in the patio?" or "Time for a stroll in the plaza" or something like that. Basically, I don't want the participants to use the same phrasing I used but use their own.
So that's why I'm wondering if you know of studies that faced similar challenges? Or any insight/pointer into linguistic fieldwork of this type would be super helpful.
Ultimately, I'm trying to get people to come up with variations on everyday things like
Lend me that book
Take me to James' house
Anyway, thanks for any help.