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The phonetic profile of Swedish

Bruce, Gösta LU and Engstrand, Olle (2006) In Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 59(1). p.12-35
Abstract
This chapter is “typological” in two senses: Whereas the first section considers some of the sounds

and sound patterns of Swedish from a universal-typological point of view, the second section discusses the

considerable phonetic variability observed across the various dialects of the language. It is argued that, with

some exceptions, Swedish is typologically fairly mainstream. Exceptions concern particularly the inventory

of non-back rounded vowels, voiceless fricatives and partly prosody. The Swedish dialects are found to

contain several distinct consonant and vowel types that are not encountered in Standard varieties. It is also

found that the intonational structure of the Swedish... (More)
This chapter is “typological” in two senses: Whereas the first section considers some of the sounds

and sound patterns of Swedish from a universal-typological point of view, the second section discusses the

considerable phonetic variability observed across the various dialects of the language. It is argued that, with

some exceptions, Swedish is typologically fairly mainstream. Exceptions concern particularly the inventory

of non-back rounded vowels, voiceless fricatives and partly prosody. The Swedish dialects are found to

contain several distinct consonant and vowel types that are not encountered in Standard varieties. It is also

found that the intonational structure of the Swedish dialects is fairly complex and diversified. The third

section concludes the chapter with some informal observations of possible sound changes in progress. (Less)
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and sound patterns of Swedish from a universal-typological point of view, the second section discusses the<br/><br>
considerable phonetic variability observed across the various dialects of the language. It is argued that, with<br/><br>
some exceptions, Swedish is typologically fairly mainstream. Exceptions concern particularly the inventory<br/><br>
of non-back rounded vowels, voiceless fricatives and partly prosody. The Swedish dialects are found to<br/><br>
contain several distinct consonant and vowel types that are not encountered in Standard varieties. It is also<br/><br>
found that the intonational structure of the Swedish dialects is fairly complex and diversified. The third<br/><br>
section concludes the chapter with some informal observations of possible sound changes in progress.},
  author       = {Bruce, Gösta and Engstrand, Olle},
  issn         = {0942-2919},
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  pages        = {12--35},
  publisher    = {Akademie Verlag},
  series       = {Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung},
  title        = {The phonetic profile of Swedish},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1524/stuf.2006.59.1.12},
  doi          = {10.1524/stuf.2006.59.1.12},
  volume       = {59},
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