Norwegian Dialects Examined Perceptually and Acoustically

  title={Norwegian Dialects Examined Perceptually and Acoustically},
  author={Wilbert Heeringa and Charlotte Gooskens},
  journal={Computers and the Humanities},
Gooskens (2003) described an experiment which determined linguistic distances between 15 Norwegian dialects as perceived by Norwegian listeners. The results are compared to Levenshtein distances, calculated on the basis of transcriptions (of the words) of the same recordings as used in the perception experiment. The Levenshtein distance is equal to the sum of the weights of the insertions, deletions and substitutions needed to change one pronunciation into another. The success of the method… CONTINUE READING
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