SweDia 2000 Research Database

SND-ID: EXT 0020

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anders Eriksson - Umeå University, Department of Philosophy and Linguistics

Lund University, Lingvistik, Språk- och litteraturcentrum

Umeå University, Department of Philosophy and Linguistics

Stockholm university, Department of Linguistics

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. Regardless of whether you are a researcher, student, private individual or anything else, the material cannot be used for any other purpose than research and/or education.

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

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Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Funding

  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

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.

Time period(s) investigated

1998–2003

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Finland, Åland Islands

Geographic description: Northern Europe

Publications
Dataset
SweDia 2000 Research Database

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anders Eriksson - Umeå University, Department of Philosophy and Linguistics

Lund University, Lingvistik, Språk- och litteraturcentrum

Umeå University, Department of Philosophy and Linguistics

Stockholm university, Department of Linguistics

Published: 2011-01-01
Last updated: 2021-03-26