Documentation of Gutnish phonetics and phonology

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Caspar Jordan - University of Gothenburg, SND

Description:

This study constitutes a basic description of the phonetics and phonology of the Gutnish language which is spoken in the Swedish province Gotland. Based on original recordings collected by me in Gotland during the summer of 2011 the vowel and consonant inventory is mapped, phonotactic rules are established and stress and pitch accents patterns described. The introduction gives some background information about the language and tries to evaluate the linguistic situation in Gotland. Throughout, local variation is acknowledged in an attempt to show the diversity but also the instability of the language.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Caspar Jordan - University of Gothenburg, SND

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0145

Purpose:

The aim of this study was to gather sound recordings of speakers of Gutnish and to use them to describe phonteic and phonological traits of the Gutnish language. I also wanted to provide some comments on the linguistic status of Gutnish.

Description:

This study constitutes a basic description of the phonetics and phonology of the Gutnish language which is spoken in the Swedish province Gotland. Based on original recordings collected by me in Gotland during the summer of 2011 the vowel and consonant inventory is mapped, phonotactic rules are established and stress and pitch accents patterns described. The introduction gives some background information about the language and tries to evaluate the linguistic situation in Gotland. Throughout, local variation is acknowledged in an attempt to show the diversity but also the instability of the language.

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-06-28 — 2011-09-15

Geographic spread:

Sampling procedure:

Non-probability: Purposive
The selection was made with the help of the secretary of the Gutnish Society (Gutamålsgillet) who contacted a number of the society's members and asked them whether they would be willing to participate in the study.

Contact person for questions about the data:

Caspar Jordan

Documentation of Gutnish phonetics and phonology

Description:

The dataset contains recordings of 11 speakers of Gutnish with metadata about each recording and phonetic transcriptions of some of the recorded words. The recordings contain both conversation and word list elicitation.

Data format / data structure:

Text

Still image

Audio

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-06-28 — 2011-09-15