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Euskal Idazleen Elkartea


Donostia (San Sebastian), 1929-2012

He studied Engineering in Bilbo. He graduated in Linguistics at the University of Paris in 1976. Between 1976 and 1981 he lectured in Basque Phonology at the EUTG (Deusto University Faculty in Donostia). Then he took a sabbatical year in 1981-82 and went to study Phonetics and Phonology at UCLA in California. He has been a lecturer at the EHU-University of the Basque Country since 1982 and is currently emeritus professor.

He is also a well-known writer and linguist under the following pseudonyms: Larresoro, Igara, Usako. He has had many books mostly to do with grammar and the Basque language published. He has also written novels and political essays.

In 1968 he won the Txomin Agirre award for his novel Elsa Scheelen. He also won the Andima award in Caracas in 1969 for the books he wrote on teaching mathematics. He won the Silver Lauburu for his book Euskal Gramatika in Bilbo in 1980.

His name was put forward twice to become a member of the Euskaltzaindia (Royal Academy of the Basque Language) but he was turned down for political reasons. When he was going to be proposed for a third time, he himself turned down the proposal.

As part of his 75th birthday celebrations the Department for Culture of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa prepared a special web site for him.



2014 Euskararen aldeko borrokan
2014 Horretaz
2014 Labartzari agur
2014 Putzu
2011 Euskal Herria en el horizonte



1988 | Elkar


2011 Euskal Idazleen Elkartea
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