Tongue articulation of front close vowels in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmöhus Swedish

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Articulatory data were collected for the Swedish vowels /iː, yˌ, ʉ̟ː/ from nine speakers each of Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmöhus Swedish, and the tongue positions and their dynamics analysed using Functional Data Analysis (FDA). Results showed that the general tongue positions for /iː/ and /yː/ are similar and clearly different from /ʉ̟ː/ in all three dialects. Variation within the Stockholm and Gothenburg groups led to a subdivision into two types, where the tongue positions of type 1 resem-bled Malmöhus Swedish more. Several differences in tongue articulation between types 1 and 2 were observed, possibly explained by the presence of Viby-coloured /iː/ and /yː/ in type 2.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • articulography, Swedish, vowels, FDA
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICPhS 2015
PublisherUniversity of Glasgow
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-0-85261-941-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Eventthe 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII) - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2015 Aug 102015 Aug 14

Publication series

NameInternational Congress of Phonetic Sciences
ISSN (Print)2412-0669


Conferencethe 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII)
Abbreviated titleICPhS2015
CountryUnited Kingdom