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Nordic Word Order Database

NWD - Nordic Word Order Database - is an online database hosted by the Text Laboratory at the University of Oslo. The database contains elicited production data from speakers of all of the Scandinavian languages, including several different dialects.

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About the database

The NWD data elicitation has been carried out through carefully controlled production experiments that target core syntactic phenomena that are known to show variation within and/or between the North Germanic languages,  e.g., subject placement, object placement, particle placement and verb placement. The recordings of the experiment have been annotated, and the annotations as well as the sound files can be accessed through the database.

For a more detailed description of the database, the methods used in data elicitation, data analysis and the empirical scope of the database, see:
Björn Lundquist, Ida Larsson, Maud Westendorp, Eirik Tengesdal, Anders Nøklestad, 2019. Nordic Word Order Database: Motivations, methods, material and infrastructure. In: The Nordic Atlas of Language Structures (NALS) 4:1. https://journals.uio.no/NALS/article/view/7529

 

How to refer to the database: Björn Lundquist, Ida Larsson, Maud Westendorp, Eirik Tengesdal, Anders Nøklestad, 2019. Nordic Word Order Database: Motivations, methods, material and infrastructure. In: The Nordic Atlas of Language Structures (NALS) 4:1. https://journals.uio.no/NALS/article/view/7529

 

Project manager:

Ida Larsson (UiO)

 

Technical development:

Anders Nøklestad (Text Laboratory, UiO)

 

Project group:

Björn Lundquist (UiT)

Eirik Tengesdal (UiO)

Maud Westendorp (UiT)

 

Annotation:

Ida Keihl Olsen (UiO)

Anna Katharina Pilsbacher (UiT)

 

Funding:

Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo.

Norges forskningsråd  (Variation and Change in the Scandinavian Verb Phrase, project number 250755)

 

Acknowledgements:

Many people have been involved in different parts of the project: data collection, pilot testing, annotation and commenting on the elicitation material and the database. We would like to thank: Rakul Absalonsen, Sigríður Mjöll Björnsdóttir, Gunnvør Brimnes, Elisabet Engdahl, Eline Grønvoll, Sigurður Hermannsson Isabel Nadine Jensen, Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Tor-Willy Knudsen, Filippa Lindahl, Julian Lysvik, Ida Keihl Olsen, Anna Katharina, Pilsbacher, Annika Simonsen, Tor Håvard Solhaug, Bror-Magnus Sviland Strand, Anne Caroline Tennøe, Ida Toivonen, as well as all the participants who took part in the experiments, and all the schools and universities that hosted us: Frederiksværk gymnasium og HF, Miðnám á Kambsdali, Tekniski Skúlin í Klaksvík, Kongsbakken VGS, Tromsdalen VGS, NTI Gymnasiet Sollentuna, Anna Whitlocks Gymnasium, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya, Háskóli Íslands, Københavns Universitet and Stockholms Universitet.

 

Published Feb. 5, 2020 3:12 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2020 10:58 AM