Exotic vowels in Swedish - an articulographic study of palatal vowels

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Susanne Schötz - Lund university, Humanities Lab

Description:

The general object of this study is vowel production, specifically long palatal vowels in Swedish. In a cross-language comparison, Swedish has a fairly rich vowel system, and Swedish vowels have some particularly exotic and distinctive features. We focus on three specific issues: the crowding of vowels among the front, close vowels, particularly y and u, the diphthongisation of long vowels, and the special "damped" colour of i and y vowels. The main purpose is to analyse and understand the articulation of these vowels and their dynamics. We will use articulography which provides a three dimensional picture of tongue, lip and jaw movements. Phonetic studies of vowels have been mainly acoustic. Although there are a number of such studies of Swedish vowels, it is not possible to uniquely predict the articulation of a vowel from its acoustic properties. It is thus important and necessary to study the articulation of vowels more directly to get a more complete phonetic description of them. The current project primarily concerns basic research. By using articulography, we will increase the empirical

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Susanne Schötz - Lund university, Humanities Lab

Contributor(s):

Johan Frid - Lund university, Humanities Lab

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1038

Description:

The general object of this study is vowel production, specifically long palatal vowels in Swedish. In a cross-language comparison, Swedish has a fairly rich vowel system, and Swedish vowels have some particularly exotic and distinctive features. We focus on three specific issues: the crowding of vowels among the front, close vowels, particularly y and u, the diphthongisation of long vowels, and the special "damped" colour of i and y vowels. The main purpose is to analyse and understand the articulation of these vowels and their dynamics. We will use articulography which provides a three dimensional picture of tongue, lip and jaw movements. Phonetic studies of vowels have been mainly acoustic. Although there are a number of such studies of Swedish vowels, it is not possible to uniquely predict the articulation of a vowel from its acoustic properties. It is thus important and necessary to study the articulation of vowels more directly to get a more complete phonetic description of them. The current project primarily concerns basic research. By using articulography, we will increase the empirical

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Language:

English

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-01-01 — 2013-12-31

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-01-01 — 2013-12-31

Source of the data: Other

Geographic spread:

Population:

About 15 participants each from the three dialects areas Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Ethics Review:

Lund —2011/430

Funding:

Swedish Research Council —2010.1599

Contact person for questions about the data:

Susanne Schötz

Publications

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Schötz, S, Frid, J, Löfqvist, A & Gustafsson, L 2013, Functional data analysis of tongue articulation in Gothenburg and Malmöhus Swedish /i:, y:, u-:/. i R Eklund (red.), in Proceedings of fonetik 2013 . Linköping University, s. 69-72, Linköping, Sweden, 12-13 June.

Schötz, S, Frid, J, Gustafsson, L & Löfqvist, A 2013, Functional Data Analysis of Tongue Articulation in Palatal Vowels: Gothenburg and Malmöhus Swedish /i:, y:, u-:/. in Proceedings of Interspeech 2013 . Interspeech, Lyon, 22 August.

Frid, J, Schötz, S & Löfqvist, A 2012, South Swedish diphthongisation: an articulographic and acoustic study of /u:/ in the Malmöhus dialect. in Proceedings of Fonetik 2012 . Proceedings of Fonetik 2012, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, s. 85-88, Gothenburg, Sweden, 30-1 June.

Schötz, S., Frid, J., Gustafsson, L & Löfqvist, A. 2014. Tongue articulation dynamics of /iː, yː, ʉ̟ː/ in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmöhus Swedish. In Proceedings of Fonetik 2014, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University. pp 17-22.

Frid, J., Schötz, S., Gustafsson, L, Löfqvist, A. 2015. A. Tongue articulation of front close vowels in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmöhus Swedish, In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII), Glasgow, August 10-14, 2015.

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Version 1.0:

2017-11-20 doi:10.5878/002931

Dataset SND 1038-001

Exotic vowels in Swedish - East

Citation:

Susanne Schötz. Lund university, Humanities Lab (2017). Exotic vowels in Swedish - East. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002931

Description:

Data has been collected from the Stockholm area.

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Collection methodology:

The programs cs5recorder, cs5view, CalcPos and NormPos were used in the study and belong to the equipment Carstens Articulograph AG500. The POS files (files with the .pos extension) can be read into the VisArtico program (http://visartico.loria.fr) which is a visualization tool for articulographic data.

Version 1.0:

2017-11-20 doi:10.5878/002932

Dataset SND 1038-002

Exotic vowels in Swedish - West

Citation:

Susanne Schötz. Lund university, Humanities Lab (2017). Exotic vowels in Swedish - West. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002932

Description:

Data has been collected from the Gothenburg area.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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Audio

3D

Collection methodology:

The programs cs5recorder, cs5view, CalcPos and NormPos were used in the study and belong to the equipment Carstens Articulograph AG500. The POS files (files with the .pos extension) can be read into the VisArtico program (http://visartico.loria.fr) which is a visualization tool for articulographic data.

Version 1.0:

2017-11-20 doi:10.5878/002933

Dataset SND 1038-003

Exotic vowels in Swedish - South

Citation:

Susanne Schötz. Lund university, Humanities Lab (2017). Exotic vowels in Swedish - South. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002933

Description:

Data has been collected from the Malmö area.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Text

Still image

Audio

3D

Collection methodology:

The programs cs5recorder, cs5view, CalcPos and NormPos were used in the study and belong to the equipment Carstens Articulograph AG500. The POS files (files with the .pos extension) can be read into the VisArtico program (http://visartico.loria.fr) which is a visualization tool for articulographic data.