SweDia 2000 Research Database

Description:

The material was collected in two databases- one for research and one for the general public. The Research Database will be available to researchers in linguistics, Scandinavian languages,?? etc. The general database is addressed to interested individuals, schools, libraries, etc. The research database consists of recordings of a little more than 1300 speakers representing 107 Swedish dialects. The durations of the recordings vary between 25 minutes and over one hour (typically 30 to 40 minutes).. Each recording consist of two major parts. One part consisting of controlled material where specific aspects of Swedish phonology are elicited and one part containing spontaneous speech in the form of informal interviews or dialogues between two speakers of the dialect. The controlled material was elicited by the interviewers using crossword like word games in order to avoid any influence of the interviewers own pronunciation of the target words. The material has three parts 1) A wordlist containing words from which the vowel and consonant systems of the dialect can be derived, 2) a wordlist from whi

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Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0020

Purpose:

The purpose is to document and study a large number of Swedish dialects as they sound around the turn of the century 2000. The documentation is done through recordings of dialect speakers for a total of 107 locations in Sweden and in the Swedish-speaking areas of Finland and on Åland.

Description:

The material was collected in two databases- one for research and one for the general public. The Research Database will be available to researchers in linguistics, Scandinavian languages,?? etc. The general database is addressed to interested individuals, schools, libraries, etc. The research database consists of recordings of a little more than 1300 speakers representing 107 Swedish dialects. The durations of the recordings vary between 25 minutes and over one hour (typically 30 to 40 minutes).. Each recording consist of two major parts. One part consisting of controlled material where specific aspects of Swedish phonology are elicited and one part containing spontaneous speech in the form of informal interviews or dialogues between two speakers of the dialect. The controlled material was elicited by the interviewers using crossword like word games in order to avoid any influence of the interviewers own pronunciation of the target words. The material has three parts 1) A wordlist containing words from which the vowel and consonant systems of the dialect can be derived, 2) a wordlist from whi

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Time period(s) investigated:

1998 — 2003

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Stratified
Recordings of Swedish dialects from 107 locations in Sweden and Swedish speaking communities in Finland. 31 nothern parts of Sweden + 3 Ostrobothnia (Finland), 27 central parts of Sweden + 7 Nyland and Åland (Finland), 39 Southern parts of Sweden.12 speakers per location: 3 older men age 51-89 yrs, mean 66 yrs, 3 older women aged 42-84 yrs, mean 66 yrs, 3 younger men aged 19-40 yrs, mean 26 yrs, 3 younger women aged 17-36, mean 25 yrs. In totalt about 1300 speakers.

Funding:

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Contact person for questions about the data:

Anders Eriksson