The Contribution of Linguistic Factors to the Intelligibility of Closely Related Languages

@article{Gooskens2007TheCO,
  title={The Contribution of Linguistic Factors to the Intelligibility of Closely Related Languages},
  author={Charlotte Gooskens},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={445 - 467}
}
  • Charlotte Gooskens
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  • The three mainland Scandinavian languages (Danish, Swedish and Norwegian) are so closely related that the speakers mostly communicate in their own languages (semicommunication). Even though the three West Germanic languages Dutch, Frisian and Afrikaans are also closely related, semicommunication is not usual between these languages. In the present investigation, results from intelligibility tests measuring the mutual intelligibility of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish were compared with results of… CONTINUE READING
    91 Citations
    Linguistic Determinants of the Intelligibility of Swedish Words among Danes
    • 49
    • PDF
    Phonetic and Lexical Predictors of Intelligibility
    • 49
    • PDF
    Measuring cross-linguistic intelligibility in the Germanic, Romance and Slavic language groups
    • 11
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 37 REFERENCES
    Linguistic and extra-linguistic predictors of Inter-Scandinavian intelligibility
    • 55
    • PDF
    Perceptive evaluation of Levenshtein dialect distance measurements using Norwegian dialect data
    • 143
    • PDF
    How easy is it for speakers of Dutch to understand Frisian and Afrikaans, and why?
    • 21
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Nordiske språk i nordisk og germansk perspektiv
    • 14
    Measuring dialect pronunciation differences using Levenshtein distance
    • 468
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF