Parallel texts from "Sweden a pocket guide"

SND-ID: ext0330-1.

Is part of collection at SND: Parallel Texts from Public Agencies

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Simon Dahlberg - Institute for Language and Folklore, Language Council of Sweden

Institute for Language and Folklore

Research principal

Institute for Language and Folklore - Language Council of Sweden rorId


Parallel texts in form of the book "Sweden a pocket guide", translated to several languages. The material has been downloaded from the website of Immigrantinstitutet.

In 2017 only the Swedish version with translations to other EU languages (English, French and Croatian) were downloaded. In 2019 versions in the other languages (Arabic and Russian) were downloaded too.
What was downloaded were pdf files. The txt files that are available are the result of running the pdf files through the pdftotext command from an ubuntu shell.
Method and outcome

Sampling procedure

Multilingual parallel material.

Data format / data structure

Data collection

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered writings and/or diaries: web-based
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2017-04-01 – 2017-04-30

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: web based
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2019-01-01 – 2019-01-31
Language resources

Resource type


Foreseen use

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Text corpus

  • Linguality

  • Language

    • Swedish (swe)

      Texts: 1

    • English (eng)

      Texts: 1

    • Croatian (hrv)

      Texts: 1

    • Arabic (ara)

      Texts: 1

    • Russian (rus)

      Texts: 1

    • French (fra)

      Texts: 1

  • Modality

    Written Language
  • Size

    Texts: 6 (TOT)

    Words: 428569 (TOT)

    Texts: 1 (swe)

    Words: 56052 (swe)

  • Original source

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information
Topic and keywords

Research area

Migration (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Languages and literature (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Cultural studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Social welfare policy and systems (CESSDA Topic Classification)



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