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ClimAlp safeguards minority languages in Aosta Valley and Piedmont.

CLimALp Project is a synergy between Turin and Aosta Universities. The main objective of CLimALp is to document, to safeguard and to study the Germanic (Walser) and the Romance (Occitan and Franco-Provençal) varieties spoken as minority languages in Aosta Valley and Piedmont, exploiting the means made available today by IT and corpus linguistics.

The project aims at expanding the digital platform already used by ArchiWals Project (which collects walser texts and lexicographic works), implementing it with an alike documentation from Occitan and Franco-Provençal communities. The obtained corpora will be submitted to a computational-oriented analysis,in order to reach a thorough linguistic and lexicographic description of the varieties involved. In line with UNESCO’s 2003 Convention), the project will contribute to the preservation of the cultural and linguistic heritage and identity of these communities: strongly threatened nowadays by processes of de-population, this heritage risks to be lost in the assimilation to the majority culture and language.

Text Digitalization

The digitalization actually cover different books, bulletins, description, etc.

Multi-languages dictionary available

We provide Titsch dictionay with Italian and German translations and we are working for adding Franco-Provençal and Occitan with French translations.

Safeguard of Alps' languages

Our platform is ready to store also audio and video files from Franco-Provençal, Occitan and Titsch speaker.

Researcher or scholar?

Ask for the access to our platform. 

What languages can I find on the platform?

Actually we have te following languages:

  • Gressoney Titsch
  • Issime Töitschu (in Review)
  • Rimella Tittschu
  • Formazza Tietsch
  • Alagna Titzschu
  • Franco-Provençal (daily uploaded)
  • Occitan (daily uploaded)
Can I access the platform?
Yes, sure! You have to ask for the access because it is a corpus linguistics platform dictionaries based. It not so complicated, but it is better to have a tutor.
Is the platform free?
Yes it is! Anyway it is not Open Source the algorythm and some part of the structure are proprietary and patented software.