Begripligheten av finskspråkiga gymnasisters svenska uttal: lyssnarvärderingar
The aim of this study is to investigate how comprehensible L1 Finnish speakers’ L2 Swedish is considered to be and whether any listener- or speaker-specific background factors relating to the comprehensibility judgements can be found. The research material consists of Swedish read-aloud texts by 21 Finnish-speaking upper secondary school students. Judgements are given by 64 native Swedish-speakers (Finland-Swedish n = 35, Sweden-Swedish n = 29) using a verbalized scale from 1 to 7. The study shows that L2 Swedish, pronounced by L1 Finnish speakers, is on average considered to be comprehensible but the listener has to concentrate closely. Both Finland-Swedish and Sweden-Swedish listeners gave similar ratings. Only two background factors correlated with the comprehensibility ratings: the speaker’s latest school grade in Swedish had a negative correlation, whereas the speaker’s usage of Swedish on his/her spare me correlated positively with the comprehensibility ratings.