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Title A Speaking Atlas of the Regional Languages of France
Authors Philippe Boula de Mareüil, Albert Rilliard and Frédéric Vernier
Abstract The aim is to show and promote the linguistic diversity of France, through field recordings, a computer program (which allows us to visualise dialectal areas) and an orthographic transcription (which represents an object of research in itself). A website is presented (, displaying an interactive map of France from which Aesop’s fable “The North Wind and the Sun” can be listened to and read in French and in 140 varieties of regional languages. There is thus both a scientific dimension and a heritage dimension in this work, insofar as a number of regional or minority languages are in a critical situation.
Topics Phonetic Databases, Phonology, Endangered Languages, Acquisition
Full paper A Speaking Atlas of the Regional Languages of France
Bibtex @InProceedings{BOULA DE MAREÜIL18.221,
  author = {Philippe Boula de Mareüil and Albert Rilliard and Frédéric Vernier},
  title = "{A Speaking Atlas of the Regional Languages of France}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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