15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


Danish Vowels in Spontaneous Speech in Three Modern Regional Variants

Michael Ejstrup, Gert Foget Hansen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

This paper presents the preliminary results of an acoustic investigation of the vowel sounds of three regional variants of Danish in spontaneous speech. The material for elicitation represents a conceptual fusion of word lists and interviews. Six (of a total eighteen) subjects have been analysed so far. We cannot yet with any certainty establish regional differences between them, but we have clear indications that a general restructuring of the high and mid front unrounded vowels may be under way, at least for some speakers, relative to the older standard norm.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ejstrup, Michael / Hansen, Gert Foget (2003): "Danish vowels in spontaneous speech in three modern regional variants", In ICPhS-15, 2119-2122.