EUSKARA

Thursday, 27 November, 2014 - 16:30
EUSKARA

Cycle EUSKARA, the language and their culture
3 CONFERENCESS ON THE AFTERNOON
organised by JAUZARREA
collaboration ORONA FUNDAZIOA
AUDITORIUM ORONA IDEO -2014 NOVEMBER 27 · 16:30h

PETER BAKKER. Linguist. Aarhuseko Univertisy. DENMARK
BASQUE AMONG THE WORLD’S LANGUAGES
HOW GRAMMAR CAN SHED LIGHT ON THE ORIGIN OF BASQUE

Peter Bakker is associate professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. His research concerns languages in contact and new languages, such as pidgin, creoles and mixed languages. His publications range from the structural diversity of the world’s languages (typology), language change (historical linguistics) and connections between language and culture. He has a long time interest in Basque, and has written on Basque morphology, a mixed Basque-Romani language, Basque as an Atlantic trade language (Iceland, Canada). He is now studying the origins of Basque through its stable structures.

By comparing words, linguists can reconstruct older stages of languages, and determine whether two or more language descend from the same language. Such techniques allow us to go back at most 6000 years in time, perhaps 10,000 years with good data. After that, the signal is too weak. However, recent linguistic research suggests that some structural aspects of languages may persist much longer. In my presentation, we use these findings about stable structures to link Basque to the languages in the world – notably Southern Asia, the Americas and the southern Pacific.

JUAN MARTIN ELEXPURU. Linguist. Bergara. Euskal Herria.
TRACES OF BASQUE IN SARDINIA

Professor, Department of Euskara (Basque language) UNED, Bergara, for twenty years. Toponimia da bere lanaren oinarria, baina ez ditu alde batera utzi historia, epigrafia, antropologia edo genetika. He has worked in the Ahotsak Project, dedicated to the collection of oral heritage and speak of Euskal Herria, and their availability to the public networks. He has published books for children and adults. Translator of classical authors: Machiavelli, Moliere, Sade. Bergara aldeko hiztegia (2004), Iruña-Veleiako Euskarazko grafitoak (2009) or Elorrioko Euskera (2014 together with Aintzane Agirrebena) are other jobs in the research field of the Basque language. Editor of the newly published works of Bittor Kapanaga.

The conference Traces of Basque in Sardinia, will review four years of a multidisciplinary work research, that with place names as a basis also combines history, epigraphy, anthropology or genetics . And that together with the elaboration of a series of maps will form the content of a book that will appear in the near future. Complementing this communication with the traces of Basque language found in the geographies of Corsica and northern Italy.

KOLDO ZUAZO. Linguist. Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / University of the Basque Country.
STANDARD BASQUE AND BASQUE DIALECTS IN THE CURRENT SITUATION

The need for standard Basque (unified basque language) is now an indisputable fact, although at the time of its formation (1964) gave rise to bitter controversies.

Its application in various areas of daily life and the place that corresponds to the traditional dialects are, however, some of the issues that remain unresolved.

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