Past participles of strong verbs in Jutland Danish: A real-time study of regionalization and standardization

Torben Juel Jensen, Marie Maegaard
2012 Nordic Journal of Linguistics  
The article presents a real-time study of standardization and regionalization processes with respect to the use of past participles of strong verbs in the western part of Denmark. Analyses of a large corpus of recordings of informants from two localities show that the use of the dialectal en form of the past participle suffix has been in decline during the last 30 years. The en forms are replaced by three other forms, one of which is (partly) dialectal, one regional and one standard Danish. The
more » ... study indicates that a regionalization process has taken place prior to the time period studied, but that it has now been overtaken by a Copenhagen-based standardization process. The study also shows interesting differences between the two localities, arguably due to the geographical location and size, and to the status of the different participle forms in the traditional local dialects.
doi:10.1017/s0332586512000182 fatcat:6luvhh2nrjbane7q5zf6bbwpdy