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Phonogrammarchiv der Universität Zürich

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We are a part of the Faculty of Arts (Philosophische Fakultät) of the University of Zurich. Our duties are the collection, documentation, study and publication of all Swiss dialects. This includes dialects of all four major language areas in Switzerland. This means not only the well known Swiss German dialects, but also the French Patois, the Lombardian dialects of the Ticino and parts of the Canton of Grisons and also the Rhaeto-Romance dialects. We also try to collect different sociolects for instance the language of the Jews in the Surbtal (canton of Aargau), known as "Surbtaler Jiddisch", or the different sociolects spoken in the Swiss capital Berne, and lots of other languages and dialects. We are also interested in the Swiss German dialects spoken in the United States and their development.