The Pronunciation of Somali-Accented Swedish

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Abstract

The numbers of Somali immigrants in Sweden
has increased during the last years and there is
a need of more competence for teaching
Swedish as a second language to this
group.Star This paper investigates aspects of
difficulties in the pronunciation of Swedish for
Somali speakers. Recordings of two Somali
speakers living in Sweden have been analyzed
and it is obvious that there are pronunciation
differences between Somali-accented Swedish
and standard Swedish depending on the
phonology in the two languages.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

Keywords

  • Foreign accent, second language learning, pronunciation difficulties, pronunciation of L2-Swedish, Somali-phonology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings from FONETIK 2012
EditorsAnders Eriksson, Åsa Abelin
PublisherUniversity of Gothenburg, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science.
Pages93-96
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-91-637-0985-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
EventFONETIK 2012 : - The XXVth Swedish Phonetics Conference - Göteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 2012 May 302012 Jun 1

Conference

ConferenceFONETIK 2012
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period2012/05/302012/06/01

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)