Basque Sociolinguistics: Language, Society, and Culture
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Will Basque survive throughout the 21st century? How important is the language in a definition of Basque identity? Why did Basque need the creation of a new variety for standard purposes already in the 20th century? What are the attitudes of Basque speakers towards ingroup and outgroup members? What measures do governmental officials and alternative social groups take to promote Basque? Basque Sociolinguistics: Language, Society and Culture discusses these and other questions; It provides an overview of the social and cultural aspects of the Basque language, highlighting the role of language in Basque politics and culture and social practices as well as the influence of social forces on the language.