Título - Lingüística y filología vascas

Doctoral Programme in Basque Linguistics and Philology

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Presentación - Lingüística y filología vascas


This program aims to continue the great research enterprise initiated by Koldo Mitxelena in the fields of Basque linguistics and philology.

The program, based on the different groups and projects run by the department, promotes high-quality original research in fields which are vital for the Basque society: the origin and history of Basque, its structure and typology, the grammatical features of all areas, the nature and diversity of its dialects, the socialization of the standard variety, scientific developments regarding acquisition, didactics and socialization of the standard language in a multilingual country with its own minority language, and the spreading and knowledge of its literature and culture. Moreover, departing from the study of Basque, we would like to strongly contribute to general linguistics and philology, as well as to applied linguistics and literary theory.

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Part-time studies

Duration: 5 - 8 courses

Places available: 5

Approximate fees: 219 €/academic year

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Full-time studies

Duration: 3 - 5 courses

Places available: 10

Approximate fees: 301 €/academic year


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Basque Linguistics: Grammar, History of the Language, Dialectology and Variation
  • Basque Grammar: analysis of the various components of Basque grammar (phonology, syntax, morphology and semantics)
  • Basque dialectology: application of the methodology and principles of dialectology to the study and description of Basque dialects
  • History and pre-history of the Basque language
  • History of Basque texts
Uses of the Basque language in a bilingual society: literature, teaching and acquisition
  • Basque Applied Linguistics: language acquisition, bilingualism and language contact, sociolinguistics, language planning, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and computational linguistics.
  • Basque and world literature: analysis of Basque literature (oral, classic and contemporary) and its relation to literary theory and the currents of world literature