Svensk talspråkshistoria: tempo och riktning

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The article discusses the process of the divergence of Swedish dialects in the Middle Ages and early modern time. Contrary to what is generally believed it is argued that the development is rather slow in the Middle Ages and more rapid afterwards until approximately 1800. Various demographic and other socio-historical factors are proposed as explanations.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • divergence, dialects, socio-historical explanations, diachronical linguistics, Swedish
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationNya perspektiv inom nordisk språkhistoria : föredrag hållna vid ett symposium i Uppsala 20-22 januari 2006. (Acta academiæ regiæ Gustavi Adolphi XCVII)
EditorsLennart Elmevik
PublisherKungliga Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0065-0897

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Swedish (015011001)