AlpiLinK (Alpine Languages in Contact) is the new project hosted at the VinKo crowdsourcing website. The project aims to gather numerically relevant information about the Germanic and Romance dialects and minority languages and dialects spoken across the Alpine regions of Italy.
Alpine Languages in Contact
Do you speak an Alpine language? A Tyrolean dialect or of a minority language like Cimbrian, Mòcheno, Saurano, Sappadino, Timavese, or one of the Walser varieties? Or do you speak a Romance minority language, like a variety of Ladin, Friulian, Occitan or Francoprovençal, or a Romance dialect, like Venetan, Trentino, Lombard or Piedmontese? If so, we would really appreciate your help! You can participate by going to the “Participate” section or by clicking on “Participate” on the bottom of this page.
Listen & Explore
Listen to some examples of Alpine languages! Explore the language varieties of Veneto and Trentino-South Tyrol here! Simply select a sound, sentence, or part of a story and click on any location to listen to the recording!
The first AlpiLinK data are now available! See the AlpiLinK corpus on Zenodo for more details.
What is AlpiLinK?
AlpiLinK is an acronym of Alpine Languages in Contact. It is a collaborative project of the Universities of Verona, Trento, Bolzano-Bozen, Turin and Aosta, funded by the Italian Research Ministry in the PRIN framework. Its objectives are the promotion and investigation of the Germanic and Romance dialects and minority languages spoken in the Alpine regions of Italy: Piedmont, Aosta Valley, Lombardy, Veneto, Trentino-South Tyrol, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Discover the linguistic varieties
AlpilinK collects data for all linguistic varieties that are part of the Germanic and (Rhaeto-)Romance language familes and that are spoken in the regions of the Italian Alps.
Team & Contact
Meet the team! For questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us.