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Swedish quantity: Central Standard Swedish and Fenno-Swedish
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Phonetics, ISSN 0095-4470, E-ISSN 1095-8576, Vol. 41, no 6, 534-545 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The durational realization of the Swedish complementary quantity contrast was investigated in monosyllabic and disyllabic target words in Central Standard Swedish and in Fenno-Swedish. Several systematic durational differences between the two varieties were observed, most of which can be summarized by stating that speakers of Fenno-Swedish exaggerate, in comparison to Central Standard Swedish speakers, the quantity contrast between the vowel in the stressed syllable and the following consonant, i.e. they make short segments shorter and long segments longer. This we explain as influence on Fenno-Swedish from Finnish, in which vowels and consonants have a binary quantity contrast independent of each other. In speaking and listening to Finnish, bilingual speakers of Fenno-Swedish have come to make larger durational distinctions than occur in Central Standard Swedish.

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2013. Vol. 41, no 6, 534-545 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213935DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2013.09.005ISI: 000327914900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213935DiVA: diva2:683623
Available from: 2014-01-05 Created: 2014-01-05 Last updated: 2014-01-05Bibliographically approved

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