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When will we have a fair appraisal of the Occitan language situation in Limousin ?

The neighbouring regions have it !

2006 : Opinion Survey in Auvergne

The regional branch of the Institute for Occitan Studies in Auvergne asked the IFOP (French Institute for Opinion Polls) to carry out a survey about the uses and perception of the regional language. The results proved that the existence of a regional language in Auvergne was a fact.

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2007 : Francoprovençal and Occitan languages in the Rhône-Alpes region

After an invitation to tender, the Rhône-Alpes region entrusts the study to the Pierre Gardette Institute from the Lyons Catholic University. This Institute has been working in collaboration with two other Lyons laboratories attached to the CNRS and the University of Lyons 2 (Interactions, Corpus, Language Learning and Representations, Language Dynamics)  with a laboratory from the University of Grenoble 3 (the Dialectology Centre) and with the Val d’Aoste Bureau of Linguistics and Ethnology. This study is followed by recommendations.

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2008 : Sociolinguistic survey – Presence, uses and perception of the Occitan language in Aquitaine

The survey, launched as part of the Amassada – the Occitan Language Council in Aquitaine –, was carried out under the contracting authority of the Aquitaine regional council and with the financial and technical partnership of the five Aquitaine departments (Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées- Atlantiques) and the state (DRAC – Ministère de la Culture).

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2010 : Sociolinguistic survey – Presence, uses and perception of the Occitan language in the Midi-Pyrénées Region

→ Read this article on the Midi-Pyrénées Region’s website

→ Download the survey summary

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