Ideologi, identitet, intervention. Nordisk dialektologi 10. Nordica helsingiensia 48 / Dialektforskning 5
The dialect of Gammalsvenskby is the only surviving Scandinavian dialect in the territory of the former Soviet Union. Historically, it belongs to the group of Swedish dialects of Estonia and goes back to the dialect of the island of Dagö (Hiiumaa). Because of the severe endangerment in which the dialect is currently situated, the most urgent task is to collect, classify, and publish the factual material. This paper gives a concise outline of the morphology of the dialect. The sources for the material presented here are interviews with fluent speakers of the dialect recorded by the author during fieldwork in the village.