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2. The traditional Romance dialects spoken in Auvergne, Gascony, Rousillon, Limousin, and the southern Dauphiné, in contrast to the traditional dialect spoken in Provence.

[Medieval Latin Occitānus : Old Provençal oc, yes (from Latin hoc, neuter sing. of hic, this) + -itānus, adjective suff. (perhaps from (Aqu)itānus, of Aquitaine, Occitan-speaking region of France).]
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(ˈɒk sɪˌtæn)

the Romance speech of S France.
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Noun1.Occitan - the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
Langue d'oc, Langue d'oc French - medieval provincial dialects of French formerly spoken in the south of France
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The book's first chapter, "Love, Authority and Vernacular Poetry," provides an overview of medieval conceptions of desire; for those looking for an introduction into the shared heritage of Italian and Occitan lyric, this opening chapter provides a thorough overview.
Among their topics are quantitative approaches for modeling variation and change: a case study of sociophonetic data from Occitan, speaker variables in Romance: when demography and ideology collide, oral genres: concepts and complexities, language policies in the Romance-speaking countries of Europe, and language contact between typologically different languages: functional transfer.
Ach tha fear Frangach aig ceann an rathaid nach bruidhinn cail ach Occitan, seann chanan a bha cumanta ann an ceann a deas na Frainge, an Eadailt agus an Spainn bho chionn linntean.
Written in the ancient Romance language of Occitan or langue d'oc, the texts were undoubtedly sung, although.
He then moved on to the Basque region of Spain, to the Occitan area of France and made in general a heartfelt case for the plight of all these "endangered languages", emphasising their importance not only the people that speak them but also to their importance to world culture.
The Occitan War: A Military and Political History of the Albigensian Crusade, 1209-1218, by Laurence W.
(3) Nonetheless, Matfre's text had a modest success just after its publication: it is the only Occitan text treating courtly subjects to have been copied in numbers approaching those of the chansonniers and in volumes of comparable dimensions.
Though examining the culture and selected texts of the Occitan (southern French Romance language) troubadour and courtly romance tradition in which characterize love as a paradoxical phenomenon, this study supports the idea that the High Middle Ages (1050-1250 ) represent the beginning of psychoanalytic and other modern/postmodern conceptions of consciousness of the subjective self and the nature of love.
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