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Fernand Carton (4 September 1921 – 16 November 2019) was a French linguist who specialized in Picardic dialects.[1]

Fernand Carton
Born(1921-09-04)4 September 1921
Roubaix, France
Died16 November 2019(2019-11-16) (aged 98)
Malzéville, France
Academic work
DisciplineLinguist
Sub-disciplinePicard language
Institutions

BiographyEdit

After passing the Agrégation de Lettres classiques exams in 1958,[2] Carton published numerous articles in the field of phonetics. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada[3] and President of the Language Sciences section of the national committee of the French National Centre for Scientific Research. He also served as President of Nancy 2 University and University of Lorraine. He published a linguistic atlas of the Picard language,[4] and adapted the Feller-Carton dialect transcription system.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carnet de deuil : Fernand Carton". estrepublicain.fr (in French). 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Les agrégés de l'enseignement secondaire. Répertoire 1809-1960". Ressources numériques en histoire de l'éducation (in French). March 2015.
  3. ^ "Fellows Directory". Royal Society of Canada.
  4. ^ "Comité Régional Picard Nord-Pas-de-Calais". Pays de Ferrain (in French).
  5. ^ Walter, Henriette (2008). Aventures et mésaventures des langues de France. Paris: Champion. ISBN 2745323393.