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Title: Notes on the Historical Position of Friulian
Author(s): GOLDBERG, John R.
Journal: Orbis
Volume: 34    Date: 1985-1987   
Pages: 160-166
DOI: 10.2143/ORB.34.0.2013014

Abstract :
The term Rhaeto-Romance, along with a classification of languages involved, particularly Friulian, has long been a source of confusion. This paper is an attempt to lessen the confusion.
Forst most people, the term Rhaeto-Romance, or one of its variant forms refers only to that minor Romance language that is spoken somewhere in the mountainous area of Switzerland. It is now universally accepted among Romance linguists that the term Rhaeto-Romance does not refer to a single language, but rather to a group of languages and dialects.

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