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Joan Veny i Clar

Catalan-language dialectologist

1932   -  

country of citizenship: Spain
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish, Catalan
educated at: University of Barcelona, University of Poitiers, Catholic University of Louvain
occupation: linguist, dialectologist, university teacher
award received: Saint George's Cross, Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes, honorary doctor of the University of Valencia, honorary doctorate of the University of the Balearic Islands, Vives University Network Medal of Honor, Pompeu Fabra Awards
position held: President of Associació Internacional de Llengua i Literatura Catalanes

Joan Veny i Clar (Campos, Majorca, on 22 August 1932) is a linguist and Catalan dialectologist from Majorca, considered one of the most prestigious and renowned of the Catalan Countries. He is the author of Els parlars catalans, an essential book for Catalan dialectology, synthesis of the dialectal variation of the entire space of the Catalan Countries; and furthermore a dense and rich work, made in conjunction with Lydia Pons: Linguistic Atlas of the Catalan Domain
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