Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

On the Development of a Quantity Typology for Swedish Dialects

Felix Schaeffler, Pär Wretling, Eva Strangert

Department of Philosophy and Linguistics, Umea University, Sweden

This article reports first results of a quantity typology study of Swedish dialects, conducted within the Swedia2000 project (see also www.swedia.nu). The examination of recordings from 20 different areas suggests three preliminary types of quantity distinctions: one type shows the usual Swedish complementary quantity distinction, one type uses an additional quantity pattern and one type shows remarkable amounts of pre-aspiration.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schaeffler, Felix / Wretling, Pär / Strangert, Eva (2002): "On the development of a quantity typology for Swedish dialects", In SP-2002, 627-630.