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LACITO (Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale) is a multidisciplinary research organisation, principally devoted to the study of cultures and languages of oral tradition.

Created in 1976 by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the principal network of researchers in France. It is thus occasionally referred to as LACITO–CNRS or CNRS–LACITO.

An important contribution of LACITO is the Pangloss Collection, for the preservation of valuable audio archives in the world's endangered languages.

Language expertise

The members of LACITO are linguists and anthropologists. Their research of typically involves linguistic and/or anthropological fieldwork in various areas and language families, including:

Domains of research

External links

  • (English) Homepage of LACITO.
  • (English) Homepage of the Pangloss Collection

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