The Basque Language in the Digital Age

by Georg Rehm

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Publisher: Imprint: Springer in Berlin, Heidelberg

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Georg Rehm, Hans Uszkoreit
SeriesWhite Paper Series
ContributionsUszkoreit, Hans, SpringerLink (Online service)
LC ClassificationsP98-98.5
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27020003M
ISBN 109783642307966

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: Chapters: Basque people, Dravidian languages, Minoan civilization, Etruscan civilization, Etruscan language, Pelasgians, Elymians, Vin a culture, Old European script, Cucuteni-Trypillian culture, Iberian language, Lebor Gab la renn, Neolithic Europe, Hagar. Nov 13,  · The real mystery about Euskara is its survival, not its origin. For the Basque people, the health of our language is closely linked to our future as a united nation deeply rooted in our beliefs, culture, and way of living. However, Basque’s linguistic future is far from rosy. Jan 05,  · There are, from time to time, some articles or speeches which address a common misconception hardly related to linguistics, namely that of Basque being ‘the oldest language’. Firstly, let me say that I (as many others) like the Basque language specially because of its peculiarity: it is one of those strange language isolates that can . The growing interest in a multi-lingual education, from primary school age, can be seen most clearly in the setting up of foreign schools in the Basque Country. The main characteristic of these schools is their use of a foreign language as the working language.

The results for Navarre, presented in January , have also confirmed some positive trends with respect to previous editions of the Survey. If 25 years ago, only one of every seven people was able to speak or understand the Basque language, now, 23% of citizens manage to do it (13% speak it, and 10% more understand it). Clearly, Basque is not a language to learn for those who want something quick and easy. Basque is a complex idiom, and is beautiful because of its complexity. Study of the language is a great starting part for those interested in just how creative humans can be with respect to language. Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. Euskara, Basque language, is a very interesting subject. It survived on two time levels. First, being an ancient language which is still in use, and now, being a minority language which is still in use in 21st century, where we have to deal with stronger and stronger assimilation of weaker cultures around the .

Nov 21,  · Digital textbooks in Basque language in Spain , by type Digital textbooks in Spanish in Spain , by type Annual ISBNs within . T he Basque language is a pre-Indo-European language of prehistoric origin that has no connection to any other in the world. Its Basque denomination is Euskara, as well as its colloquial versions: Euskera, Eskuera and Üskera. Castilian acquired the first colloquial version to denominate the language and it is the most used in the daily speech. Anthony "Tony" Yturri, the son of Basque immigrants, served sixteen years in the Oregon Senate representing District 21, which comprised Grant, Harney, and Malheur Counties. When he died at the age of eighty-four, his Senate colleagues passed a memorial resolution that called him a "great orator" and spoke of his "towering . Welcome to World University which anyone can add to or edit. The Global, Virtual/Digital, Open, Free, {potentially Degree- and Credit-Granting}, Multilingual University & School where anyone can teach or take a class or course Add or take a free, open Basque language course. Contents[show.

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Basque (/ b æ s k, b ɑː s k /; euskara [eus̺ˈkaɾa]) is a language spoken in the Basque Country, a region that straddles the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern the5thsense.comstically, Basque is unrelated to the other languages of Europe and is a language isolate relative to any other known living language.

The Basques are indigenous to, and primarily Ethnicity: Basque. “The most highly developed salt cod cuisine in the world is that of the Spanish Basque provinces. Until the nineteenth century, salt cod was exclusively food for the poor, usually broken up in stews.” ― Mark Kurlansky, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World.

The availability and use of language technology in Europe varies between languages. Consequently, the actions that are required to further support research and development of language technologies also differ for each language. The required actions depend on many factors, such as the complexity of a given language and the size of its community.

Basque language, language isolate, the only remnant of the languages spoken in southwestern Europe before the region was Romanized in the 2nd through 1st century bce.

The Basque language is predominantly used in an area comprising approximately 3. The Basque language, which was traditionally spoken by most of the region's population outside the BAB urban zone, is today rapidly losing ground to French.

The French Basque Country's lack of self-government within the French state is coupled with the absence Canada (including those of mixed ancestry): 6, May 01,  · For the Basque literary scholar Joseba Gabilondo, Martutene is a nothing less than a watershed, “the most important Basque novel yet.” 3 But by the same token, the book also The Basque Language in the Digital Age book a coming of age.

It seals the Basque Country’s definitive incorporation, as an autonomous unit of literary production, into global neoliberalism. Get this from a library. The Basque language in the digital age = Euskara aro digitalean. [Inmaculada Hernáez; Georg Rehm; Hans Uszkoreit;] -- This white paper is part of a series that promotes knowledge about language technology and its potential.

It addresses educators, journalists, politicians, language communities and others. The. Welcome to our Basque page, featuring books, courses, and software to help you learn Basque. Basque (or Euskara) is the original language of the people of the Basque region of northeastern Spain and southwestern France, and spoken by 1/4 of Basques in all areas.

Moreover, it says that the number of Basque speaking people under 25 is expected to increase from % to %, whereas it will be % for the age group. Thus, in 20 years Basque will be the first language for three out of ten Basque citizens – nowadays it is %- especially for the youngest, since nearly half the Basques under Online shopping for Books from a great selection of Literature & Fiction, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Education & Reference, Animals, Activities, Crafts & Games & more at everyday low prices.

Mar 31,  · The Basques by Roger Collins was unfortunately one of the most painfully boring works I have ever read in the eight years since I have been writing and publishing book reviews. If a brief section on the Basque language could put me to sleep--me, a linguaphile with a passion for minority European languages--then you know this book must have been /5(7).

May 18,  · Basque is the language that is predominantly used in the Basque Country, a region that spans the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France.

The Basque language is spoken by 27% of Basques in all territories. Jul 24,  · The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language When Gen Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the.

This article is within the scope of WikiProject Basque, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Basque people, Basque Country, Basque language, history and culture on you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.

The Basque Language The Basque language is the last language to remain in Europe that dates from before the arrival of Indo-European languages, so it therefore pre-dates those languages that arrived in western Europe at the beginning of the first millennium b.c.

Hence, Basque is. The Basque White Paper has been recently published. It has been created as a collaboration between the University of the Basque Country (Aholab and IXA Group), Elhuyar Foundation, the Basque Government’s Department of Language Policy, and the Bayonne Research Institute.

Inmaculada Hernáez from Aholab has coordinated the edition of the book. PDF Workbook in Basque. More than 48 pages of exercises in Basque to help you learn the key words and phrases in the language. We suggest printing out the Basque exercise book and working through the exercises with a pencil or a pen.

This time-proven learning method is a refreshing choice in this digital age. Download for just $ A brief history of the Basque language. The Etxepare Basque Institute has published, in collaboration with EKE, Euskal Kultur Erakundea, the Basque-French-English version of the book "A Brief History of the Basque Language" written by Ivan Igartua and Xabier Zabaltza.

Basque (Basque: Euskara) is a language spoken in the Spanish Basque Country (Gipuzkoa, Araba, Biscay) and Navarra (all of them in Spain) as well as in French Basque Country (Labourd, Soule and Basse–Navarre). As a language isolate, it is something of a linguistic curiosity, as it has no relatives among other European languages and indeed among any language at all.

May 13,  · However, when Franco dies inefforts were made to revive the language, largely through education. A movement to open schools which teach all subjects in Basque (called ikastolas) was started at about this time, as were Euskaltegi, night schools which taught adults how to speak the Basque language.

The population is able to choose from. A few years ago I was co-organizer in Havana of a conference that eventuated in the publication of the book entitled Basques in Cuba ().

My collaborator was a famed political exile and extraordinary figure in Basque letters, Joseba Sarrionandia. In addition to our conference we were working on an English-language translation of his poetry.

Throughout the Basque Country, a number of public and private bodies encourage the literacy of adults in the language: 50, people are currently learning our language in this manner.

Euskara has become a language of communication. Likewise, the language has been able to take great advantage of new ICT s (multimedia groups, Internet, and so on).

We’d like to share a recent review of William A. Douglass’s new book Basque Explorers in the Pacific Ocean. Published in CritCom: A forum on research and commentary on Europe, Raphael Tsavkko Garcia, a PhD candidate in Human Rights at the University of Deusto, outlines the structure and content of the book, pointing out interesting aspects of Douglass’s new research endeavors.

Some people claim it is. I don't. Let's consider the speakers of a family in Spain, descendent of monolingual speakers (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents and so on); unless there has been some linguistic substitu.

The Basque Language in the Digital Age — Executive Summary Language is the primary means of communication between humans. It allows us to express ideas and feelings, helps us to learn and teach, is essential for living, is the primary vehicle of transmission of culture, and is a symbol of identity.

This is the purpose of the present book. Oct 14,  · Basque, Euskara/Euskera Unlike all other Western European languages, Basque is not part of the Indo-European family and is unrelated to any other known language. caspeakers. "The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito is a gorgeous deep dive into the cooking of this very special region [ ] The book is jam-packed with lovely family stories, rich descriptions of the dishes—some familiar and some that will be very new to you—and excellent tips about what to look for when selecting 4/5(1).

META-NET is a Network of Excellence dedicated to fostering the technological foundations of a multilingual European Information Society. Language Technologies will: enable communication and cooperation across languages; secure users of any language equal access to information and knowledge; build upon and advance functionalities of networked information technology.

Another fun adventure. I really enjoyed the inclusion of research/explanation of the Basque people and their language. The first book felt a little more fantastical, though, as the dragons in this one are primarily only spoken about and don't actually appear until the very end of the book.

I would love to read more about the magical creatures /5. Basque (Basque: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people in the Basque Country and its the5thsense.comgh most other Europeans speak Indo-European languages, Basque is a language isolate and is not related to them or to any other language in the the5thsense.comity: Basque.

from book The Basque Language in the Digital Age (pp) Language Technology Support for Basque. Chapter · August Abbot Dominique Lahetjuzan () had also concluded that Basque was the language of the Garden of Eden.

He showed that the names of the main characters in the Book of Genesis were all Basque in origin and had appropriate meanings.Learn Basque with an exercise book! More than 48 pages of exercises in Basque to help you learn the key words and phrases in the language.

We suggest printing out the Basque exercise book and doing the exercises with a pencil or a pen. This tried and trusted learning method is a refreshing choice in this digital .