Replication Data for: Le rôle de la variation dans le développement phonologique: Acquisition du schwa illustrée par deux corpus d'apprenants norvégiens The role of variation in phonological development: The acquisition of schwa illustrated by two Norwegian learner corpora


Article abstract: Phonological variation forms an integrated part of language acquisition, and one important challenge for learners of French as a post-L1 language concerns schwa alternation, in perception as well as production. This paper presents a first analysis of the behavior of schwa in conversational speech in two Norwegian learner corpora, and tests the hypothesis whereby the acquisition of the phonological variable depends on phonotactic structure and frequency. The examination of the learners' productions indicates that even at an advanced level, they are far from mastering the target system, which encourages a more explicit exposition in the classroom to the factors conditioning schwa alternation.

About the dataset: The dataset consists of 2 data files and a readme-file explaining the content of the data files. The 2 data files contain information about schwa behavior in monosyllables and the initial syllable of polysyllables, in conversational speech, in two learner corpora (Norwegian learners of French as a post-L1 language). The data are coded by making use of the schwa pilot coding system developed within the IPFC project (Interphonologie du français contemporain). For access to the sound files, contact the authors.

Metadata Access
Creator Andreassen, Helene N. (UiT The Arctic University of Norway); Lyche, Chantal (University of Oslo)
Publisher DataverseNO
Contributor Andreassen, Helene N.; UiT The Arctic University of Norway; University of Oslo; Stephan, Danielle; Eychenne, Julien; The Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics
Publication Year 2017
Rights CC0 Waiver
OpenAccess true
Contact Andreassen, Helene N. (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
Resource Type Corpus data
Format application/pdf; text/tab-separated-values; text/plain
Size 95413; 202477; 167406; 195965; 160427
Version 1.2
Discipline Humanities