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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

French and Francophone Studies: Linguistics

Welcome to the French Linguistics Guide!

French Linguistic Corpuses

Regional French Dictionaries

French Linguistics Atlases

To find online linguistics atlases for the French language, go to LLMap-a digital mapping project that integrates language data and information from the physical and social sciences to browse over 700 maps, or create and share your own..

To find print atlases at the Library, consult the Library Catalog using the search term  "French language - Maps" and searching by SUBJECT (not keyword).

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French Dictionaries

French-English Dictionaries

Colins French-English Dictionary Online--a standard French-English dictionary.

~To find more French/English dictionaries, search the Online Catalog using the subject heading French Language Dictionaries English and searching by SUBJECT.

Monolingual Dictionaries

Dictionnaires Larousse en ligne --provides French language dictionaries for synonyms & antonyms, expressions, homonyms, quotes, and verb conjugations.

~To find more French dictionaries, search the Online Catalog using the subject heading French Language Dictionaries and searching by SUBJECT.

Historical Dictionaries

Grand Corpus des dictionnaires [9e-20e s.]

• Frédéric Godefroy, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du 9e au 15e siècle
• La Curne de Sainte-Palaye, Dictionnaire historique de l'ancien langage français depuis son origine jusqu'au siècle de Louis XIV
• Edmond Huguet, Dictionnaire de la langue française du 16e siècle
• Dictionnaires des 16e et 17e siècles
• Corpus des dictionnaires de l'Académie française [du 17e au 20e siècle]

Littré, Dictionnaire de la langue française--a four-volume dictionary of the 19th century

Le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (TLFi)--a free online dictionary of 19th- and 20th-century.

Etymological Dictionaries

~To find more French etymological dictionaries, search the Online Catalog using the subject heading French language - Etymology - Dictionaries and searching by SUBJECT.