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1 AULESTIA, GORKA. Basque- English Dictionary.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 1989. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This is the most comprehensive Basque-English dictionary; it incorporates all six major dialects of the revitalized language. With skill and precision, Gorka Aulestia has tackled the difficult problem of translating the non-Indo-European Basque language into English. Nearly 50,000 entries in six major dialects are included in this comprehensive dictionary. A concise introduction combines the basics of Basque verb forms, and each entry provides essential information such as part of speech and dialect markers. Special attention is given to words relating to modern society, contradicting the old adage that Basque is a rural-based language. Many of these terms do not appear in existing Basque-Spanish or Basque-French dictionaries. A formal guide to writing speech, this dictionary will be of interest to scholars, students, Basque Americans, Old World Basques learning English, and libraries around the world. Gorka Aulestia was born in Ondarroa (Bizkaia). He is a graduate of the Seminary of Vitoria, the University of Deusto, and the University of Nevada, Reno, where he received a doctorate in Basque literature. "Although there exist several comprehensive, mostly unidirectional dictionaries relating Basque to French and Spanish, only a few brief Basque-English vocabularies have previously been available. This work… fills a real need. Far from a mechanical reworking of other dictionaries, this book represents fresh research . . . in order to capture a rapidly evolving language." — William Jacobsen, Jr., ARBA 
Price: 47.50 USD
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2 AULESTIA, GORKA; WHITE, LINDA. Basque-english, English-basque Dictionary.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 1992. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This pocket-sized Basque-English, English-Basque dictionary was designed for a broad audience—students, teachers, people of Basque descent, and travelers—and contains definitions of the most commonly used Basque and English words. This compact softcover volume is the condensed version of the two larger dictionaries, Basque-English Dictionary and English-Basque Dictionary. These two comprehensive reference works were highly praised by critics and well received by the public. Prepared by two scholars of the Basque language, this streamlined volume is an indispensable aid for students, travelers, and those who need to translate quickly between Basque and English. The unified Batua dialect is emphasized. Gorka Aulestia was born in Ondarroa (Bizkaia). He is a graduate of the Seminary of Vitoria, the University of Deusto, and the University of Nevada, Reno, where he received a doctorate in Basque literature. Linda White is an emerita professor of Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught the Basque language for many years. She is the author of several books and the translator of many more from Basque and Spanish. 
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3 AULESTIA, GORKA; WHITE, LINDA. English- Basque Dictionary.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 1990. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
With over 25,000 English entries and their Basque equivalents in six major dialects, this volume is the most complete reference to the Basque language to date for English-speaking people. This useful resource is the very first of its kind to become available to both the casual student and the serious scholar of the Basque language. The Biscayan, Guipuzcoan, Labourdin, Low Navarrese, Zuberoan, and Batua dialects are included in order to cover all the different regional and formal dialects used in the body of Basque literature, both written and oral, and to present the language in a form familiar to American Basques who may know little of Batua. Whenever possible, the authors also include words relating to modern society. This handsome volume, used by itself or accompanied by its companion work, the Basque-English Dictionary, will make an invaluable contribution to the library of those with an interest in linguistics or in Basque language and culture. Gorka Aulestia was born in Ondarroa (Bizkaia). He is a graduate of the Seminary of Vitoria, the University of Deusto, and the University of Nevada, Reno, where he received a doctorate in Basque literature. Linda White is an emerita professor of Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught the Basque language for many years. She is the author of several books and the translator of many more from Basque and Spanish. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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4 DE BORJA, MARCIANO R. Basques In The Philippines.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Basques played a remarkably influential role in the creation and maintenance of Spain's colonial establishment in the Philippines. Their skills as shipbuilders and businessmen, their evangelical zeal, and their ethnic cohesion and work-oriented culture made them successful as explorers, colonial administrators, missionaries, merchants, and settlers. They continued to play prominent roles in the governance and economy of the archipelago until the end of Spanish sovereignty, and their descendants still contribute in significant ways to the culture and economy of the contemporary Philippines. This book offers important new information about a little-known aspect of Philippine history and the influence of Basque immigration in the Spanish Empire, and it fills an important void in the literature of the Basque diaspora. Marciano R. de Borja is a career diplomat in the Philippine Foreign Service. He has served in the Philippine embassies in Japan, Chile, and Spain and was director for the United States Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. He is currently minister at the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York. "This book will throw a lot of light on our Spanish past. . . . It is amazing to read about the Basque descendants who have thoroughly become part and parcel of Philippine society." - Philippine Star 
Price: 28.45 USD
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5 KING, ALAN R. The Basque Language: A Practical Introduction.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Since its first publication in 1994, Alan R. King's introduction to the Basque language has become the standard textbook for all students learning this unique language, whether in a class or individually. It offers clear explanations of grammatical structure, exercises that allow students to practice grammar and communication skills, dialogues, and narrative texts that provide a glimpse into Basque social and family life. It also provides exercises in pronunciation and tips for instructors and students to help them achieve fluency in modern Basque. Alan R. King has a PhD in linguistics from the University of London and currently works as a professional translator, with a specialization in Basque to English. "The Basque Language: A Practical Introduction will surely become a classic which will be used for many years. King is to be congratulated on a difficult endeavor which has been so well done." —Neile A. Kirk, Notes on Linguistics, November 1996 "The book deserves a very favourable opinion: it is excellent in its didactic effort, and will be a very valuable source for those learning or teaching Basque." -- Canadian Journal of Linguistics 
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6 OTT, SANDRA. War, Judgment, And Memory In The Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
War and occupation anywhere test the resilience of local values and institutions and often undermine accepted standards of human conduct. The Basque communities in the Pyrenees of southwestern France were no exception. Between 1914 and 1945, two world wars and the turbulent interwar years had a profound impact on Basque society, affecting even remote villages and rural farmers. The Great War of 1914 to 1918 sent many young Basques into French military service and others over the mountains to Spain or the Americas in flight from conscription. After the war, labor unrest, class conflict, worldwide depression, and the rise of fascism brought additional stress to these traditional, deeply conservative Pyrenean communities. So, too, did the arrival in France of thousands of Basque and Spanish political refugees from the Civil War in Spain. The fall of France to the invading Germans in 1940 brought an even more massive displacement of diverse people into the Pyrenees, a collaborationist regime in Vichy, and the unwelcome presence of German occupiers. In this book, anthropologist Sandra Ott examines the impact of war and occupation on four Basque communities in the French Pyrenean province of Xiberoa. These communities were long accustomed to the exercise of ancient rights of self-determination and to unique forms of familial and vicinal interdependence. They had their own interpretations of what constituted legitimate private and public behavior and were normally reliant on their own forms of judgment, justice, and reconciliation to preserve social order. Using archival documents, many of them classified, and interviews with numerous Basque witnesses, Ott recounts how these tightly knit communities reacted to wars, occupation, resistance, and denunciations, as well as to the upheavals of liberation. Often citing the candid observations of Basques who had direct experience with these events, she analyzes how war and occupation affected the Basques' perceptions of themselves, outsiders, and the boundaries of their moral and social community. Finally, she reveals how Basque traditional culture responded to the violence and tumult of war and how ancient traditions helped restore intracommunity harmony following the divisiveness of occupation and liberation, and how these traditions shape private and public remembrances of these events. War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945 is an important contribution to our understanding of the ways a traditional community responds to crisis and change, and the way public and private memory is influenced by local culture and values. It is also a moving account of the effects of foreign occupation and military conscription on Basque communities in the Pyrenean borderlands between France and Spain. Sandra Ott is an associate professor in the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received a B.A. in English from Pomona College, and an M.Litt. and a D.Phil. in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford (Wolfson College). Professor Ott lived in Europe for thirty years before returning to the United States in 2002. Her current research focuses on Basque-German relations (1914-1945) and Basques in the Great War. "...a solid and intriguing read about the effects of constant war." - The Midwest Book Review "An outstanding, deeply humane work of local history." - CHOICE "Extensive interviews and deep archival work combined with an adroit weaving of personal narrative draws the reader in and maintains richness to the story. . . . For those interested in French and Basque history, and those intrigued by historical memory and issues of justice during war and occupation in particular, I highly recommend this book." - John Bieter, Journal of World History "Her tale is a well-told, at times moving, story, written in an unpretentious prose. For Basque and modern French studies, it is a valuable addition to an understandably, but undeservedly, neglected topic." - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "Ott has produced a carefully written, thought-provoking book which approaches its subject with enormous respect." - European History Quarterly 
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7 TOTORICAGÜENA, GLORIA P. Identity, Culture, And Politics In The Basque Diaspora.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Gloria P. Totoricagüena presents a thorough comparative examination of the remarkable endurance of Basque identity and culture in six countries of the far-flung Basque diaspora. Using the results of interviews and extensive anonymous surveys with more than eight hundred informants in the diaspora, plus extensive research in archives and printed sources in all six of her study countries, Totoricagüena reveals for the first time the complex and interrelated universe of these dispersed Basques. She explores the elements of their migration patterns and the institutions that have encouraged identity maintenance, the impacts on established communities of each new wave of immigrants, and the nature of economic and political ties with the homeland. Totoricagüena offers a superb quantitative study of an aspect of Basque culture that has been largely ignored by scholars—the diaspora. In doing so, she enlarges the understanding of cultural identity in general—how it is defined and preserved, how it evolves over time, and how both the politics of distant places and the most intimate family habits can shape an individual's sense of self. Identity, Culture, and Politics in the Basque Diaspora is a major contribution to the knowledge of Basques and their persistent political and cultural traditions. Gloria P. Totoricagüena is an academic and public policy and political consultant based in Boise, Idaho. Her teaching, mentoring, and research include two decades with university careers at Stanford University; the University of Nevada, Reno; and Boise State University, specializing in Basque studies. "Totoricaguena conducted a remarkable number of personal interviews to gain an understanding of how and why Basques in the diaspora have maintained their ethnic identity of several generations, as well as how the Basque Government's interest in the diaspora component has contributed to that maintenance. This work makes a major contribution to our knowledge of the Basques and their cultural traditions." —Center for Basque Studies Newsletter "Gloria Totoricaguena has successfully established herself as the authority in the field of Basque diaspora studies." —Diego Muro, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, April 2005 
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8 TOTORICAGÜENA, GLORIA P. Identity, Culture, And Politics In The Basque Diaspora.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2003. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Gloria P. Totoricagüena presents a thorough comparative examination of the remarkable endurance of Basque identity and culture in six countries of the far-flung Basque diaspora. Using the results of interviews and extensive anonymous surveys with more than eight hundred informants in the diaspora, plus extensive research in archives and printed sources in all six of her study countries, Totoricagüena reveals for the first time the complex and interrelated universe of these dispersed Basques. She explores the elements of their migration patterns and the institutions that have encouraged identity maintenance, the impacts on established communities of each new wave of immigrants, and the nature of economic and political ties with the homeland. Totoricagüena offers a superb quantitative study of an aspect of Basque culture that has been largely ignored by scholars—the diaspora. In doing so, she enlarges the understanding of cultural identity in general—how it is defined and preserved, how it evolves over time, and how both the politics of distant places and the most intimate family habits can shape an individual's sense of self. Identity, Culture, and Politics in the Basque Diaspora is a major contribution to the knowledge of Basques and their persistent political and cultural traditions. Gloria P. Totoricagüena is an academic and public policy and political consultant based in Boise, Idaho. Her teaching, mentoring, and research include two decades with university careers at Stanford University; the University of Nevada, Reno; and Boise State University, specializing in Basque studies. "Totoricaguena conducted a remarkable number of personal interviews to gain an understanding of how and why Basques in the diaspora have maintained their ethnic identity of several generations, as well as how the Basque Government's interest in the diaspora component has contributed to that maintenance. This work makes a major contribution to our knowledge of the Basques and their cultural traditions." —Center for Basque Studies Newsletter "Gloria Totoricaguena has successfully established herself as the authority in the field of Basque diaspora studies." —Diego Muro, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, April 2005 
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9 URLA, JACQUELINE. Reclaiming Basque: Language, Nation, And Cultural Activism.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Basque language, Euskara, is one of Europe's most ancient tongues and a vital part of today's lively Basque culture. Reclaiming Basque examines the ideology, methods, and discourse of the Basque-language revitalization movement over the course of the past century and the way this effort has unfolded alongside the simultaneous Basque nationalist struggle for autonomy. Jacqueline Urla employs extensive long-term fieldwork, interviews, and close examination of a vast range of documents in several media to uncover the strategies that have been used to preserve and revive Euskara and the various controversies that have arisen among Basque-language advocates. Jacqueline Urla is professor of anthropology and the director of the Modern European Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published numerous articles and essays on the Basque culture and language and is the coeditor of Deviant Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Difference in Science and Popular Culture. "This is the best study of the politics of Basque language use that we have in English." -Sharryn Kasmir, author of The "Myth" of Mondragón: Cooperatives, Politics, and Working-Class Life in a Basque Town "Reclaiming Basque is a landmark study of one of the most fascinating and controversial social movements in Europe today, offering new theoretical insights not only about the Basque Country but also about the complex relationships between nationhood and language." -Justin Crumbaugh, author of Destination Dictatorship: The Spectacle of Spain's Tourist Boom and the Reinvention of Difference "This important book, written by the leading authority in her field, will be an essential addition to my own personal library." -Sandra Ott, author of War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945 "In this superb ethnographic work of the heart and mind, Urla brings Basque language activism into new focus. . . . It has much to offer a broad audience of anthropologists, sociologists, and historians interested in social transformations of popular and political action in later modernity." -- Kathryn A. Woolard, American Ethnologist 
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10 URLA, JACQUELINE. Reclaiming Basque: Language, Nation, And Cultural Activism.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Basque language, Euskara, is one of Europe's most ancient tongues and a vital part of today's lively Basque culture. Reclaiming Basque examines the ideology, methods, and discourse of the Basque-language revitalization movement over the course of the past century and the way this effort has unfolded alongside the simultaneous Basque nationalist struggle for autonomy. Jacqueline Urla employs extensive long-term fieldwork, interviews, and close examination of a vast range of documents in several media to uncover the strategies that have been used to preserve and revive Euskara and the various controversies that have arisen among Basque-language advocates. Jacqueline Urla is professor of anthropology and the director of the Modern European Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published numerous articles and essays on the Basque culture and language and is the coeditor of Deviant Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Difference in Science and Popular Culture. "This is the best study of the politics of Basque language use that we have in English." -Sharryn Kasmir, author of The "Myth" of Mondragón: Cooperatives, Politics, and Working-Class Life in a Basque Town "Reclaiming Basque is a landmark study of one of the most fascinating and controversial social movements in Europe today, offering new theoretical insights not only about the Basque Country but also about the complex relationships between nationhood and language." -Justin Crumbaugh, author of Destination Dictatorship: The Spectacle of Spain's Tourist Boom and the Reinvention of Difference "This important book, written by the leading authority in her field, will be an essential addition to my own personal library." -Sandra Ott, author of War, Judgment, and Memory in the Basque Borderlands, 1914-1945 "In this superb ethnographic work of the heart and mind, Urla brings Basque language activism into new focus. . . . It has much to offer a broad audience of anthropologists, sociologists, and historians interested in social transformations of popular and political action in later modernity." -- Kathryn A. Woolard, American Ethnologist 
Price: 41.52 USD
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11 WHITE, LINDA. Aurrera! A Textbook For Studying Basque, Volume 1(includes A Free Downloadable Mp3 Audio Guide).
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Basque language is one of Europe's most ancient, its origins as mysterious as those of the Basque people themselves. It is also the official language of Euskadi, the bustling, modern Basque Autonomous Region of Spain, and the preferred tongue of tens of thousands of Basques and their descendants living in the European Basque Country and in diaspora around the world. Aurrera! is a comprehensive text for beginning-level students who are learning Basque (the Batua form approved by the Academy of the Basque Language) in a classroom setting or on their own. Each chapter introduces an element of grammar and offers students new vocabulary, written and spoken exercises, dialogues, and other activities that demonstrate the language in action, plus Basque reading texts that will entertain while they illustrate the material covered in the chapter. The complexities of Basque grammar are explained in clear, easy-to-understand terms, and the dialogues and exercises introduce students to common idioms and the basics of social conversation. Volume 1 covers material for the first two semesters of college-level language-classroom work. It is also designed to give independent learners a sound foundation in the language that will allow them to make their own way in a Basque-speaking environment and to read basic Basque texts. The book is supported by a free downloadable mp3 audio Companion Guide to a selection of the dialogues which is available at www.unpress.nevada.edu/aurrera. Linda White is an emerita professor of Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught the Basque language for many years. She is the author of several books and the translator of many more from Basque and Spanish. ""This is a good, solid introduction to Basque. The explanations are clear, helpful, and appropriate for beginning students, and the overall tone is encouraging and friendly. The author provides abundant exercises for practice and clearly explains how these might be adapted for classroom or individual use, and she offers suggestions for effective learning strategies. The dialogues are excellent, with each one including many occurrences of the structure in question as well as variations on the structure, such at its negative and interrogative forms."" —Kristin Addis, translator and editor of Basque Literature 
Price: 77.19 USD
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12 WHITE, LINDA. Aurrera! A Textbook For Studying Basque, Volume 2(includes A Free Downloadable Mp3 Audio Guide).
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Aurrera! is a comprehensive text for beginning-level students who are learning Basque (the Batua form approved by the Academy of the Basque Language) in a classroom setting or on their own. Each chapter introduces elements of grammar and offers students written and spoken exercises, vocabulary, dialogues, and other activities that demonstrate the language in action, plus Basque reading texts that entertain while they illustrate the points of the chapter. The complexities of Basque grammar are explained in clear, easy-to-understand terms, and the dialogues and exercises introduce students to common idioms and the basics of social conversation. Volume 1 covers material for the first two semesters of college-level language-classroom work, and volume 2 covers a third and fourth seme- ster of study, addressing more advanced grammatical structures and introducing additional vocabulary. The books are supported by a free downloadable MP3 audio companion guide to a selection of the dialogues in each volume. The guide allows students to listen to the dialogues read by native speakers and to practice their own pronunciation and conversation skills. The dialogues are entertaining and follow a unique and humorous friendship throughout both volumes. The friends have conversations on diverse topics. Volume 2 includes a pronunciation guide, which is also available as a free downloadable MP3 file at www.unpress.nevada.edu/aurrera. Aurrera! offers a systematic and engaging approach to teaching Basque in a classroom. In addition, it gives independent learners a sound foundation in the language that will allow them to make their own way in a Basque-speaking environment and to read basic Basque texts. Linda White is an emerita professor of Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught the Basque language for many years. She is the author of several books and the translator of many more from Basque and Spanish. "The relative difficulty of Basque grammar is simply explained in common every day language" -Book News Inc. 2010 
Price: 71.25 USD
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13 WHITE, LINDA. Aurrera! A Textbook For Studying Basque, Volumes 1&2 ( Includes A Free Downloadable Mp3 Audio Guide).
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Aurrera! is a comprehensive text for beginning-level students who are learning Basque (the Batua form approved by the Academy of the Basque Language) in a classroom setting or on their own. Each chapter introduces elements of grammar and offers students written and spoken exercises, vocabulary, dialogues, and other activities that demonstrate the language in action, plus Basque reading texts that entertain while they illustrate the points of the chapter. The complexities of Basque grammar are explained in clear, easy-to-understand terms, and the dialogues and exercises introduce students to common idioms and the basics of social conversation. Volume 1 covers material for the first two semesters of college-level language-classroom work, and volume 2 covers a third and fourth seme- ster of study, addressing more advanced grammatical structures and introducing additional vocabulary. The books are supported by a free downloadable MP3 audio companion guide to a selection of the dialogues in each volume. The guide allows students to listen to the dialogues read by native speakers and to practice their own pronunciation and conversation skills. The dialogues are entertaining and follow a unique and humorous friendship throughout both volumes. The friends have conversations on diverse topics. Volume 2 includes a pronunciation guide, which is also available as a free downloadable MP3 file at www.unpress.nevada.edu/aurrera. Aurrera! offers a systematic and engaging approach to teaching Basque in a classroom. In addition, it gives independent learners a sound foundation in the language that will allow them to make their own way in a Basque-speaking environment and to read basic Basque texts. Linda White is an emerita professor of Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught the Basque language for many years. She is the author of several books and the translator of many more from Basque and Spanish. 
Price: 130.63 USD
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