Aspects of North Swedish intonational phonology.

Gösta Bruce

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The present contribution discusses features of North Swedish intonational
phonology. One characteristic feature is final element stress in compounds
occurring particularly in dialects of North Botnia. The idea proposed here is
that the accentual pattern (HL) of a compound has a different alignment in
these dialects compared to East Standard Swedish. Another characteristic
feature is related to a specific pattern of phrase intonation. This phrasal
pattern, also represented as HL, has a distinct difference in timing as well
compared to East Swedish. It seems to have a wider geographical
distribution among North Swedish dialects than final element stress.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from Fonetik 2003 ; Phonum 9
EditorsMattias Heldner
PublisherDept. of Philosophy and Linguistics, Univ. Umeå
ISBN (Print)91-7305-430-5
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


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