Resource: Speaking atlas of the regional languages of France
|Reference||Speaking atlas of the regional languages of France|
|Date of Submission||Oct. 29, 2018, 6:06 p.m.|
|Resource Type||Primary Text|
|Language||Basque, Breton, Corsican, Francoprovençal, Occitan (post 1500), Romany, Sign Languages|
Directed by LIMSI (CNRS) with the support of the DGLFLF (Ministry of Culture and Communication), the Speaking atlas of the regional languages of France offers the same Aesop’s fable read in French and in a number of varieties of languages of France. This work, which has a scientific and heritage dimension, consists in highlighting the linguistic diversity of Metropolitan France and Overseas Territories, through recordings collected in the field and presented via an interactive map, with their orthographic transcription. As far as Occitan is concerned, about sixty varieties were collected in Gascony, Languedoc, Provence, northern Occitania and the Linguistic Crescent. Varieties of Basque, Breton, Franconian, West Flemish, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Francoprovençal and Oïl language(s) are also provided, as well as about fifty languages in the French Overseas and non-territorial languages such as Rromani and the French sign language.