Data and resource distribution page for Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Ph.D.

Regular homepage: http://tinyurl.com/ceciliaoalm/
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bldg. 6, Room 2110
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: +1 (585) 475-7327
Email: coagla@rit.edu

A. Distributed research datasets/corpora

1. Alm, C. O. (2008). Affect Dataset. [Classic literary tales annotated for affective contents (more than 15,000 sentences), including direct access to subset of high inter-annotator agreement.]

2. Loeff, N, Alm, C. O., & Forsyth, D. (2006). Image Sense Discrimination Dataset. [Annotations of images (more than 7,000) corresponding to words of lexical ambiguity, paired with images, thumbnails, and accompanying web texts.]

3. Alm, C. O. (June, 2011). Scandinavian Media Collection: Annotated Images [Images (more than 600) from Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Iceland) with short text annotations for three photographers and (informal) narrative annotation for one. From a project with Megan Eaton. +2000 unannotated Scandinavian images are available by individual request.].

Acknowledgement: Dr. Alm expresses gratitude to Dr. Richard Sproat, who advised her on her dissertation project, during which the Affect Dataset was also developed, as well as to NSF and her dissertation committtee (D. Roth, X. Llorà, C. Shih, and R. Girju). She also thanks the Swedish Institute that supported data collection for the multimedia collection project.

B. Distributed Swedish language/culture instructional materials

The textbook is released under the GNU General Public License. Also read this release notice before using the textbook materials in your teaching. It applies to all Swedish materials included in section B. The Swedish materials below were developed between July 2008 and May 2010. Instructors: Please give credit to the author (C. O. Alm, unless otherwise listed) when you download these materials for use in your courses.

Acknowledgement: Dr. Alm expresses gratitude to the Consortium of Language Teaching and Learning for funding the material development, and to Dick Feldman and Nick La Verne.

Swedish Web Audio Lab

A resource for learning Swedish oral skills, with content materials developed for second semester Swedish, that was a collobration with Linda Ösp Heimisdóttir, Kateri Krantz-Odendahl, and I. Alden Coots. It uses the Web Audio Lab Version 1.2 for its implementation (developed by Slava Papernom for language instruction, maintained by staff at the CU Language Resource Center). If you are interested in the DVD (37 lessons with one or more exercises per lesson), please contact the CU Language Resource Center (website).

Here is a paper about the SWAL resource: Heimisdóttir, L. Ö., Alm, C. O, Krantz-Odendahl, K., & Coots, I. A. (2010, September). A resource for learning Swedish oral skills. Proceedings of the INTERSPEECH 2010 satellite workshop Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology, Tokyo, Japan (P1-1).

SWAL training handouts (incl. extra materials)
SWALWorkshopDailyOutline.pdf
SWAL_DAY1.2_HANDOUT.pdf
SWAL_DAY1.3_HANDOUT.pdf
SWAL_DAY2.1_HANDOUT.pdf
SWAL_DAY2.2_HANDOUT.pdf
SWAL_DAY2.3_HANDOUT.pdf
SWAL_DAY3.1_HANDOUT.pdf
SWAL_DAY3.2_HANDOUT.pdf
• Extra materials (first session): Alphabet movie
• Extra materials (first session): Vowel movie
• Extra materials (first session): Consonant movie

Acknowledgement: We express our gratitude to the Consortium of Language Teaching and Learning and the Swedish Institute for partial funding. We are grateful to the LCR, Director Richard Feldman and A/V Technician Nick La Verne, for studio recordings and WAL support, as well as to the participating Swedish speakers.

Scandinavian Society and Culture

Materials for a course in English on Scandinavian society and culture are available here. The released materials represent the first version of the course. Instructors may contact Cecilia O. Alm directly to request access to assessment materials (exams, quick write quizzes).

Fönster mot svenskan och Skandinavien: Textbook and connected resources

How to cite the main textbook:
Alm, C. O. (2009, fall). Window to Swedish and Scandinavia: Modules 1-5 [title translated from Swedish: Fönster mot svenskan och Scandinavien]. Version 1.0 available.
Alm, C. O. & Coots, I. A. (2009, fall). Window to Swedish and Scandinavia: Modules 6-7 [title translated from Swedish: Fönster mot svenskan och Scandinavien]. Version 1.0 available.

Media workbooks for Fönster mot svenskan och Skandinavien (first year Swedish)

This section has some supplimentary video materials that accompany the above textbook. Click on a link to view video snippets or PDF worksheets.

Web exercises for Fönster mot svenskan och Skandinavien (first year Swedish)

This section has some supplimentary web exercises that accompany the above textbook. The exercises were created with Hot Potatoes and the Clipart Library, developed by the Humanities Computing and Media Center at University of Victoria.

• Modul 1: Para ihop (match): frågeord
• Modul 1: Lyssna: ordtest (word test; you need headphones!)
• Modul 1: Test om Nobelpriset
• Modul 1: Vokalljud
• Modul 1-2: Personliga pronomen i subjekts- och objektsform
• Modul 2: Fyll i ett ord (complete a word)
• Modul 2: Fyll i ett ord
• Modul 2: Fyll i ett familjeordskorsord (family word crossword)
• Modul 2: Korsord med studieinriktningar (majors)
• Modul 2: Fyll i ett ord
• Modul 2: En logisk mening
• Modul 3: En-ord och ett-ord
• Modul 3: Vad är klockan?
• Modul 3: Korsord: Vad finns det hemma? (ord med artikel, prepositioner, befintlighetsverb)
• Modul 3: Pluralformer
• Modul 3: Skriv in pluralformerna
• Modul 3: Pluralformer och modalverb
• Modul 3: Ord för ordning och reda (och rengöring)
• Modul 3: Vanliga väderuttryck
• Modul 3: Mer väderuttryck
• Modul 3: Para ihop ord och uttryck för mat
• Modul 3: Para ihop ord och uttryck (OBS! ignorera rubriken--övningen är inte textanpassad)
• Modul 3: Varor från affären
• Modul 3: Repetition av perfektformen av verb (även med starka verb)
• Modul 3: Repetition av tidsuttryck med preteritum
• Modul 3: mening med satsadverbial 1
• Modul 3: mening med satsadverbial 2
• Modul 3: hem-hemma, dit-där, hit-här
• Modul 4: Kläder
• Modul 4: Färger och mönster
• Modul 4: mer kläder och mode
• Modul 4: ord för företagande
• Modul 4: Repetition av starka verb i preteritum
• Modul 4: Para ihop frågor med kortsvar
• Modul 5: platsadverb och där-var-vart
• Modul 5: ordföljd 1 och ordföljd 2
• Modul 5: subjekts- och objektspronomen
• Modul 5: bestämd form plural, adjektivformer, tudelade strukturer
• Modul 5: verb
• Modul 5: pronomen
• Modul 5: ord som inleder en bisats
• Modul 5: ordföljd i bisats med satsadverb
• Modul 5: ordföljd i bisats med satsadverb 2
• Modul 5: blandade övningar: men/utan, vilken/vilket/vilka, prepositioner, förkortningar
• Modul 6: bestämd form substantiv och passiv verbform
• Modul 6: Sammansättningar och avledningar 2 
• Modul 6: komparera adjektiv (specialformer)
• Modul 6: ingen i huvudsats
• Modul 6: inte någon i bisats (eller i huvudsats)
• Modul 6: deponens verb och reciprokala verb, uttrycka framtid och jo eller ja
• Modul 7: veta, känna, kunna osv. och perfekt particip
• Modul 7: inversion efter citat och i indirekt fråga
• Modul 7: para ihop två repliker
• Modul 7+: substantiv med -are och verb
• Modul 7+: para ihop ord med liknande betydelse
• Modul 7+: känslor: ordna adjektiv enligt styrka 1
• Modul 7+: känklor: ordna adjektiv enligt styrka 2
• Modul 7+: känslor: para ihop ord med liknande betydelse
• Modul 7+: ordna ord till en grammatisk mening
• Modul 7+: para ihop verbfraser med prepositionsfraser
• Modul 7+: para ihop slangord med standardord
• Modul 7+: mer ingen, inte ... någon
• Modul 7+: kroppen
• Modul 7+: -fri, -lös
• Modul 7+: o-, miss-
• Modul 7+: starka verb
• Modul 7+: mer starka verb
• Modul 7+: positiva och negativa ordkonnotationer
• Modul 7+: förkortningar i faktatexter
• Modul 7+: känslomässiga, expressiva ord
• Modul 7+: danska ord i Prinsessan på ärten
• Modul 7+: "norska" ord i Ibsens Dockhemmet (norskan som vi känner den idag är mindre dansk)

Worksheets for Pyramiden

Worksheets for second semester Swedish for the book Pyramiden by Henning Mankell, rewritten by Johan Werkmeister into a more easily readable, so called lättläst, format. The novel could be read after completing the above textbook, for instance. (The above release notice also encompasses these worksheets.)

Worksheets for the crime novel Pyramiden

Maintained by: Cecilia O. Alm