Romance languages are an Italic subfamily of the Indo-European language family. This group broadly divides into three further subgroups: Eastern consisting of 4 major branches of Romanian, Southern consisting of the Corsican and Sardinian subgroups, and Italo-Western encompassing the remaining languages of this subfamily.
University Departments devoted to the study of the languages or literatures of two or more Romance languages (unless all the languages concerned are from the Iberian peninsula).
Catalan is a Gallo-Iberian member of the Italic subgroup of the Indo-European language family spoken by 6.4 million first-language speakers and as many as 10 million speakers in total.
Catalan is also known as Català, Bacaves and Catalonian and is one of the group of western neo-Latin languages, together with French, Portuguese and Spanish, the most widely-spoken languages in the same family. Catalan is spoken in a large area (68,000 km2) in the east of Spain (Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia, the Franja - the area in Aragon bordering on Catalonia - and other municipalities in Murcia that border on Valencia), Andorra, the south of France (North Catalonia – the Department of Pyrénées Orientales) and in the Sardinian city of l'Alguer (Alghero). Catalan in all its variants is spoken over an area with a population of 10 million.
Conferences on Romance linguistics
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Group of Romance dialects spoken in the Alpine region - in France (mostly in the region Rhone-Alpes), Switzerland (all of Suisse Romande except for the Cantons of Jura and Bern, and Italy (Val d'Aosta). Linguists generally recognize these dialects as being neither those of French, Occitan, or Italian. The name Francoprovençal was originally introduced by the Italian linguist G.I. Ascoli in the 19th century. Except in Aosta and the Swiss village of Evolène (canton of Valais), Francoprovençal is moribund.
French language resources *other than* dictionaries, translators and language schools.
Please submit pages dealing with specific dialects of French, or with French dialects in general. Note that French-based Creoles (e.g. Mauritius Creole) are not included here - they have their own category at: Science: Social Sciences: Language and Linguistics: Natural Languages: Pidgins and Creoles: French Based Note also that most Romance traditional dialects in the south and center of France are considered to be part of Occitan, not French (not to mention Catalan and Corsican, which are even less "French").
Galician is a Western-Iberian member of the Italic subgroup of the Indo-European language family spoken by approximately 3.2 million people in Spain and as many as 4 million people in total.
Galician is also known as Galego and Gallego.
Italian is and Italo-Dalmatian member of the Italic subgroup of the Indo-European language family spoken by 62 million people in 29 countries, 55 million of which are in Italy.
Italian is also known as Italiano.
Journals devoted to the study of Romance languages and their literatures.
Occitan, also known as Gascon, is a Gallo-Iverian member of the Italic subgroup of the Indo-European language family spoken by approximately 255,000 people principally located in the Béarn region of France with a smaller population in Spain.
Portuguese is a Gallo-Iberian member of the Italic subgroup of the Indo-European language family spoken by 10 million people in Portugal and 191 million speakers in 33 countries.
Portuguese is also known as Português.
Romanian is an Eastern-Italic member of the Indo-European language family spoken by approximately 20.5 million people in Romania and as many as 26 million in 16 countries.
Romaniain is also know as Romanian, Moldavian and Daco-Romanian.
Romansh is a Gallo-Rhaetian member of the Italic subgroup of the Indo-European language family spoken by 40,000 people along the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
Romansh is also known as Romansch, Rheto-Romance, Rhaeto-Romance and Romanche.
Rumantsch Grischun is the common written language of the Romansh people: It is based to a large extent on the three written idioms used in the Romansh-speaking Grisons, Sursilvan (Surselva), Vallader (Lower Engadine) and Surmiran (Surmeir/Albula Valley). In many cases, however, it also considers the two minor idioms Sutsilvan (Val Schons) and Put?r (Upper Engadine), as well as the various regional and local variants. [Adapted from: Lia Rumantsch
Sites about the Romance language of Sardinia.