Basque Sociolinguistics: Language, Society, and Culture

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University of Nevada Press, 2003 - Social Science - 231 pages
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In this study of the Basque language and its influence in Basque politics and cultural practices, Amorrortu asks whether Basque will survive in the 21st century and explores its role in the definition of Basque identity. Distributed for the Center for Basque Studies.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Acknowledgments
9
INTRODUCTORY SECTION 1 A Historical Introduction to the Basque People
11
The External History of the Basque Language
19
The Origins of Basque
27
A Formal Description of Basque
32
REVERSING LANGUAGE SHIFT PLANNING 5 Status Planning
41
Acquisition Planning
49
Social and Register Variation
101
Structural Language Attrition
108
Bilingualism
115
BasqueBased Pidgins
120
Ethnicity Maintenance in the American West
125
American Basque
130
LANGUAGE IDENTITY AND CULTURE 19 Bertsolaritza
137
Forms of Address
144

The Codification of Batua
57
Basque Language Knowledge Use and Attitudes
64
Indirect Methods
73
The Future of Basque and Evaluation of RLS Planning
82
A General Plan for Promoting Basque Language Use
89
LANGUAGE VARIATION 12 Regional Variation
94
Gender and Language
152
Language and Nationalism
157
Ethnolinguistic Vitality and Social Identity
164
Rituals in Favor of Euskara and Their
180
Colophon
233
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