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Gallo-Roman Dialect Classification


This paper provides a historical overview of Gallo-Roman dialect classifications. The Gallo-Roman language area is traditionally defined as the area where a Roman language characterized by elements originating in its Gallic and Germanic substrate developed from Latin, leading to the dialects of Oïl, Oc and Franco-Provençal. It covers France and parts of Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Spain (Val d’Aran), as well as the Channel Islands. The most important dialectological studies of Gallo-Roman are: Court de Gébelin (1778), Coquebert de Montbret (1812, 1831), Dauzat (1927) and Bec (1970-1971). Since the end of the 20th century, computer tools have enabled dialectometry (Goebl, 2002, 2003, 2012) to provide a renewed vision of classification of all Roman languages.
Ce article donne un aperçu historique des classifications des dialectes gallo-romains. Les recherches les plus importantes dans le domaine de la dialectologie isoglotique qui ont considéré le gallo-roman dans sa globalité sont au nombre de quatre: Court de Gébelin (1778), Coquebert de Montbret (1812; 1831), Dauzat (1927) et Bec (1970-1971). Depuis la fin du XXe siècle, les outils informatiques ont permis à la dialectométrie (Goebl, 2002, 2003, 2012) d’offrir une vision renouvelée de la classification de toutes les langues romanes.
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Guylaine Brun-Trigaud. Gallo-Roman Dialect Classification. Dialectologia, 2022.2022, pp.127-154, 2023, ⟨10.1344/DIALECTOLOGIA2022.2022.5⟩. ⟨halshs-03484298⟩
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