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Languages and linguistics
The Library also holds collections on regional and minority languages.
For example, it includes materials on the following:
The Research library has a particularly extensive collection of materials on Occitan language and literature, Celtic poetry and the Basque language. The majority of books on the latter were bequeathed by the linguist Antoine Abbadie in 1901, and are in French, Spanish, and Basque. These documents include the Basque language journal Californiako Eskual herria, published in Los Angeles from 1893 onwards.
In foreign languages, in addition to monolingual and multilingual dictionaries, the Art and Literature Department holds linguistic atlases, studies of languages and language histories.
At the Richelieu Library (Site Richelieu), more than 200 languages are represented in the collections held by the Manuscripts Department. Old French and the Romance languages hold an important place there, alongside classical languages (Latin and Greek) and languages from Africa, Asia, America, and the Middle East.
Thursday, January 27, 2011