Endangered Language Alliance
With some 40,000 speakers in northern Italy, the wider language Ladin, of which Nones is considered a dialect, is classified as Rhaeto-Romance, along with Friulian and Romansch (spoken in Switzerland). Although it is difficult to determine which Ladin dialect subgroups Nones should be belong to (Ampetian, Fassano, Gardenese, Badiotto), it appears to be most closely related to the dialect of the Val di Sol, a neighboring valley, and the two are sometimes grouped together as “Val di Noce.”
Ilaria Di Biasi published an important grammar in 2006, Ivana Sandri described the language in a 2003 publication, and Enrico Quaresima’s lexical data goes back to 1964, among other important studies of the language:
Dissertation on Teaching Nones to Children http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/handle/10150/279819
Quaresima, Enrico. (1964). Vocabolario anaunico e solandro, raffrontato col trentino. Venice: Istituto per la Collaborazione Culturale.
Sandri, Ivana. (2003). Tratti Ladini nella Parlata della Val di Non. 2003. Trento: La Grafica.
Di Biasi, Ilaria. (2006). Grammatica Noneso-Ladina. Trento: Autonomous Region of Trentino-South Tyrol.
Politzer, Robert L., (1967). Beitrag zur Phonologie der Nonsberger Mundart. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universitaet.