Edurne Alegria Aierdi
In this article the author clarifies that there are no bilingual societies, only bilingual individuals. Balanced bilingualism, if it exists, is always transitory, since one language always imposes itself on the other. The usual are diglossic situations.
Currently Basque is a language of choice in the Basque Country. In no corner of our country is its use mandatory....
The author Pako Sudupe addresses a tricky and controversial issue in this article, namely, immigration. Thousands of people are flowing into the Basque Country during the last years, as data clearly reveal. For example, in the west of the Basque Country, or Basque Autonomous Community, 28% of the offspring are born to foreign parents. The mass influx...
Spanish election is near, so in this EDITORIAL we seize the opportunity to make clear our position in this respect. We do so because different sections of our nation show divergent views on the position Basque nationalist parties should take in the face of the Spanish elections; some nationalists are not happy with the idea of participating in the...
The English occupation of Ireland made a determined effort to eradicate the Irish language from Ireland and in 1366 promulgated the Statutes of Kilkenny to forbid “the degenerate English” (colonists) “who are become more Irish than the Irish themselves” from speaking Irish, dressing in Irish style, playing Irish games, etc. Outside of the city areas, the laws...