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The Phonology of Swedish

Tomas Riad


This book provides a comprehensive overview of Swedish phonology. There are two chapters on respectively vowels and consonants, describing the alternations and distributions of allophones and providing new, motivated phonemic charts. The rules and processes that are primarily segmental in nature are collected in one chapter, which includes both fully productive processes, and partly petrified ones. Among the most interesting segmental processes are the sandhi process of retroflexion, where interaction of several conditioning factors (quantity, morphology, phonation) accounts for the distributi ... More

Keywords: prosody, Swedish, word accents, lexical stress, prosodic morphology, word formation, prosodic word

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543571
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543571.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tomas Riad, author
Professor of Scandinavian Languages, University of Stockholm