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Linguistic Atlas of Dolomitic Ladinian and neighbouring Dialects, 1st part (Speaking Linguistic Atlas)
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General informations about the ALD-I

General informations about the ALD-I

ALD-I presents the first part of the ALD project (Atlant linguistich dl ladin dolomitich y di dialec vejins). The scope of the ALD-I publication comprises both a print version and the speaking language atlas. The print version of seven volumes – four volumes of map data and three index volumes – appeared 1998 at Dr. L. Reichert’s publishers in Wiesbaden (Germany) and can still be obtained from there. The speaking language atlas exists both on DVD and in an online version. The former can be obtained from Salzburg upon request.
The print version contains a grid of 217 measuring points (in the northeast part of Northern Italy and south-eastern Switzerland) as well as 884 maps (dealing mainly with phonetic and morphological topics). The speaking language atlas, in contrast, contains only the 21 measuring points of Ladin Old Tyrol and Brixen (ALD measuring points 81-101) and the same number of maps as the print version. The completion of ALD-I, including field work, electronic processing of data, preparation of the electronic publication, design of all electronic programmes etc., took from 1985 to 1998. Work on the speaking language atlas (in its two versions available today) began in 1992 and was completed in 2005.

The ALD-I project and its subsequent publication have been supported by the following institutions:

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF),
  • Istitut cultural ladin "Micurá de Rü" (S. Martin de Tor, BZ),
  • Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Sciences (Vienna),
  • Istitut cultural ladin "Majon di Fascegn" (Vich, TN),
  • the federal state of Tyrol,
  • the University of Salzburg,
  • the autonomous province of Bozen – South Tyrol
  • the autonomous region Trentino – Alto Adige
  • the European Union,
  • Förderungs- und Beihilfefonds Wissenschaft of the VG Wort,
  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schmid (Zürich).
The ALD-II project was embarked upon in 1999. In its course, the same network of 217 measuring points was examined with regard to lexical and morphosyntactic topics. The project is expected to be concluded in 2011/12.