Lena Wenner

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lena Wenner plays a role.


In Sweden, an ongoing sound change is resulting in the pronunciation of short /œ/ and short /ɵ/ becoming more similar. This chapter examines the relationship between the two sounds in the region of Uppland, situated in Central Sweden. It summarises the results of three tests conducted to… read more | Chapter
Nilsson, Jenny, Lena Wenner, Therese Leinonen and Eva Thorselius 2021 New and old social meanings in urban and rural Sweden: The changing indexicalities of damped /i/Urban Matters: Current approaches in variationist sociolinguistics, Ziegler, Arne, Stefanie Edler and Georg Oberdorfer (eds.), pp. 179–202
In this study, we focus on the use of [ɨ:] (sometimes referred to as damped /i/). This variant has different connotations in different parts of Sweden. In some rural areas, it has traditionally indexed place, whereas it has indexed class and gender in Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg (Bruce… read more | Chapter
Nilsson, Jenny, Therese Leinonen and Lena Wenner 2019 Chapter 9. Tracking change in social meaning: The indexicality of “damped” /i/ in rural SwedenLanguage Variation - European Perspectives VII: Selected papers from the Ninth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 9), Malaga, June 2017, Villena-Ponsoda, Juan-Andrés, Francisco Díaz Montesinos, Antonio Manuel Ávila-Muñoz and Matilde Vida-Castro (eds.), pp. 145–158
In this study, we focus on the different connotations of [ɨ] (a variant of the phoneme /i/) in Sweden in order to discuss the possible processes behind the changes in social meaning for a linguistic form.1 We investigate two rural areas (Skärhamn and Edsbyn), where the feature has been part of the… read more | Chapter
We investigate the realisation of the variable (ɛ) (as either the dialect variant [a] or the standard variant [ɛ]) in the Swedish county of Värmland, with special attention to the small rural village of Torsby. Our analysis shows that dialect variants that are infrequent in recordings made in this… read more | Chapter