Jon Ortiz de Urbina
Jose Angel Lecanda
Líneas de Investigación:
The team’s objective is in-depth study of linguistic, literary and cultural issues in the Basque Country today. The interdisciplinary and comparative approach concentrates on transformations of the way in which people manage their sense of belonging. The group is formed by historians, literary and cultural studies experts and linguists who share an interest in studying the Basque collective identity. The team focuses on three research areas:
1.Languages, speakers and identities study of the language, its structure, variation and interaction and those who speak it, the social aspect of the language and the role this plays in building the Basque identity (or identities).
2. Formulation, expression and political representation of the Basque identity (or identities): Identity formulation in historical contexts and in the political proposals of leaders, parties, institutions, movements and ideologies.
3.Cultural expressions of the Basque identity (or identities): Identity formulation in different historical and geographic contexts through cultural manifestations and representations like oral and written literature, music, art, cinema and the Internet.