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ANDONI SARRIEGI ESKISABEL. Abstract: The author of the article and our collaborator Mr Andoni Sarriegi bases the calculus of Basque language use in the town of Beasain (Gipuzkoa, Basque Country) on a mathematical model. This mathematical model, a major contribution of Basque sociolinguistics, was developed by a number of University of the Basque Country professors during the 90s of the 20th century,...
EDURNE ALEGRIA AIERDI. Abstract: Edurne Alegria outlines in this collaboration the main ideas of the 2010 book Autopsiarako frogak (“Evidence for the autopsy”) written by author Koldo Izagirre. In the work, Koldo Izagirre considers Basque language a living creature, but reminds us that it is on the brink of death, explaining the details for that death, which come down to historic, political,...
The politicisation of Basque has been a subject of debate for us in NAZIOGINTZA since our foundation. We have discussed and written a lot referring to it, and now - through this article - we have decided to address this issue directly. To begin with, we must clarify the meaning of the term "politicisation". We want to clarify that we...
Note for our non-Basque readers: Euskaraldia is an initiative in support of the Basque language, taking place biannually and lasting a fortnight. The objective of the initiative, which takes place throughout the Basque Country, is to promote the use of the Basque language: in those two weeks, everyone and all companies, associations, clubs, etc. are invited to speak and...
MIKEL GALLAIZTEGI High School teacher. Abstract: Recently, some have expressed their opinion on the educational model of the Western Basque Country -or Basque Autonomous Community- and have highlighted the limitations and shortcomings of Model D (teaching entirely through Basque), since many students do not reach the minimum linguistic competence in Basque even within that model. But instead of reinforcing that model, these...
The elections are already over in the Western Basque Country (or Basque Autonomous Community) and with great regret we have been able to verify that the Basque nationalist political parties have once again pushed aside the national agenda (Basque language, self-determination, territoriality ...) in their electoral campaigns. They had other priorities and ignored the request we made of them...
JOSE INAZIO LOPEZ DE LUZURIAGA Musicologist. Retired professor of the Conservatory of Donostia-San Sebastian. Abstract: In this article, the author musicologist Jose Inazio Lopez de Luzuriaga provides full support to the proposal to proclaim the “Gernikako Arbola” (The Tree of Gernika) composed by Jose Maria Iparragirre the official anthem of the Basques, so joining the manifesto recently endorsed by a significant number...