The debris of Latin litter the former territory of the Western Roman Empire as celestial bodies lie scattered throughout the solar system. History and politics have promoted some of these fragments to national tongues, the vehicles of government and the carriers of great literatures: these are the planets of the Romance system. But it has its asteroids too, the forms assumed by Latin in the narrow areas which never extended their boundaries: the dialects. The name must not mislead us: they too are languages, and man's ...

Friulan: Language and Literature 2013, Oleander Press

ISBN-13: 9780902675391

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