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Aurrera! Vol. II

A Textbook for Studying Basque, Volumes 2

Linda White

Publication Year: 2008

A beginning-level text in the Basque language

Published by: University of Nevada Press

Title page

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Contents

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pp. vii-x

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Preface

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pp. xi-xii

I have written this text for the hyphenated Basques of the world who are more comfortable in English than any other language. They are the descendants of immigrants who started new lives in English- speaking countries, whose families made difficult and practical decisions about which language the children would use in their everyday lives. In my fourteen years as a teacher of Basque at the University of Nevada, Reno, I discovered that a great many of my ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xiv

This textbook would also not have been possible without the varied contributions of several people. In 1981, William A. Douglass hired me to work at the Center for Basque Studies (then called the Basque Studies Program), and that event launched my pursuit of Euskara. For that, I shall always be grateful to Dr. Douglass. More recently, Joseba Zulaika, former director of the Center for Basque Studies, first encouraged me to organize my teaching materials for ...

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How to Use This Book

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pp. xv-xvii

It is my hope that this textbook will provide an easy route to communication in Euskara. This text is not a comprehensive descriptive grammar, and for that reason I suggest the user also acquire Alan King’s book, The Basque Language, as well as the Basque- English, English- Basque Dictionary that Gorka Aulestia and I published, in order to satisfy those moments when the immediate desire ...

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Pronunciation Guide

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pp. xix-xxii

Before addressing pronunciation, let me say that Basque speakers will make great efforts to understand your attempts to speak their language. Do not be afraid to engage others in conversation. If you are misunderstood, try writing what you want to say in order to clarify your meaning. This method is also likely to elicit a very friendly pronunciation lesson from your listener. Enjoy ...

Chapter One. What Are You Doing?

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pp. 1-38

Chapter Two. I Saw You. Did You See Me?

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pp. 39-72

Chapter Three. Who Gave You the Invitation?

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pp. 73-108

Chapter Four. Who Gave Us Poison?

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pp. 109-139

Chapter Five. Give Me Sticks and Guns

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pp. 140-167

Chapter Six. When Were You Born?

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pp. 168-191

Chapter Seven. The Bats Wanted to Talk

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pp. 192-224

Chapter Eight. The Things We Used to Do

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pp. 225-254

Chapter Nine. We Met You Long Ago

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pp. 255-286

Chapter Ten. In the E- mail That I Received

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pp. 287-323

Glossary

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pp. 325-381

Index for Aurrera! Volumes 1 and 2

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pp. 383-390


E-ISBN-13: 9780874178005
Print-ISBN-13: 9780874177848

Publication Year: 2008

Volume Title: A Textbook for Studying Basque, Volumes 2
Series Title: The Basque Series

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  • Basque language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
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