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Give your Text Representation Models some Love: the Case for Basque [article]

Rodrigo Agerri, Iñaki San Vicente, Jon Ander Campos, Ander Barrena, Xabier Saralegi, Aitor Soroa, Eneko Agirre
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Word embeddings and pre-trained language models allow to build rich representations of text and have enabled improvements across most NLP tasks.  ...  This work sets a new state-of-the-art in those tasks for Basque. All benchmarks and models used in this work are publicly available.  ...  In any case, the results show the effectiveness of developing your own models for your own language.  ... 
arXiv:2004.00033v2 fatcat:6y22w3wyr5anhibhjq7shwau64

Brian Friel in Spain: An Off-Centre Love Story

María Gaviña-Costero, Universitat de València
2021 Estudios Irlandeses  
factors to account for the selection of Friel's dramatic texts.  ...  at Lughnasa (1990), Molly Sweeney (1994), Faith Healer (1979) and Afterplay (2001), should prompt us to find the reason for this imbalance of representation elsewhere.  ...  Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1997) The latest production of one of Friel's works to date has been a translation into Catalan under the name of La resposta, premiered in 2019.  ... 
doi:10.24162/ei2021-10074 fatcat:jgfbk24rejczdgocldr7k53rhe

Natural Language Processing and Language Technologies for the Basque Language

Itziar Gonzalez-Dios, Begoña Altuna
2022 Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto  
In the case of Basque, scholars have studied the creation of digital linguistic resources and the tools that allow the development of those systems for the last forty years.  ...  In order to develop advanced systems that are considered the basics for an efficient digital communication (e.g. machine translation systems, text-to-speech and speech-to-text converters and digital assistants  ...  We also want to thank Gorka Labaka for providing us with the current statistics of EDBL-LBDBL, Zuhaitz Beloki with the statistics about Xuxen and Esther Miranda and Arantxa Otegi with the statistics about  ... 
doi:10.18543/ced.2477 fatcat:erhjfz7jx5fhrihaapbmd7dnd4

Open Circle: Playing Coexistence in Ten Movements

Esther Uria-Iriarte, Monica Prendergast
2020 Qualitative Inquiry  
The research aims to analyze the implications of theater as a methodological strategy for the improvement of coexistence in secondary students of The Basque Country.  ...  carried out in four secondary schools in The Basque Country of Spain.  ...  The selected institutions were public schools belonging to the linguistic model D (learning in Basque language).  ... 
doi:10.1177/1077800420912797 fatcat:yvcvoopxq5cmxiel7j2f3s63sa

Conflicting identities [chapter]

Roslyn M. Frank, Mikel Susperregi
2001 Current issues in linguistic theory  
On the other hand, food turns into blood to give strength to the living body. There you have your color red.  ...  Over the past twenty years the poetry and essays of Sarrionandia have been models for many of those working in the field of Basque cultural and critical studies. 29 In fact, just as in Patziku's case  ... 
doi:10.1075/cilt.205.09fra fatcat:pyf3b4csizh6zox3c4km6fovzy

Basque Oral Ecology

Joxerra Garzia
2008 Oral Tradition  
This is the case, for example, with Imanol Lazkano (Azpeitia, 1936) , former chairman of the Association of Friends of Bertsolaritza, whose written bertsos are a true model of oral strategy.  ...  As regards witticisms, some of the "classic" bertsolaris are better known for their wit than for the bertsos they sung (this is the case with Pernando Amezketarra, one of the best known bertsolaris from  ... 
doi:10.1353/ort.0.0003 fatcat:cpvpdh2lcnhhzbe3uqwqzh4spa

Memory and language in Hiromi Goto's Chorus of mushrooms

Eva Pich Ponce
2012 Language Value  
In the first article presented in this volume Pikabea, Lukas and Figueras survey the different models that have been used in order to certify Basque language levels  ...  The use and impact of evaluation and assessment results is of paramount importance when these results are a prerequisite, for instance, to start postgraduate studies or to be able to ask for a job where  ...  The author is responsible for any errors in this publication. Any opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily of Educational Testing Service.  ... 
doi:10.6035/languagev.2012.4.2.6 fatcat:wgp3wsu3xbc5llfi3uglsnsrkm

Can ethnic humour appreciation be influenced by political reasons? A comparative study of the Basque Country and Calalonia

Carmelo Moreno
2013 The European Journal of Humour Research  
To some extent, their particular character is fixed in the Spanish collective imaginary by some particular stereotypes, represented in stupidity and canniness jokes, following the model investigated by  ...  two autonomous communities in Spain: the Basque Country and Catalonia.  ...  There are some explanations for that.  ... 
doi:10.7592/ejhr2013.1.2.moreno fatcat:mbvu3ykgmndhfel2txoo2stmua

Les contes de Webster : à la découverte du processus de la création

Natalia M. Zaïka
2011 Lapurdum  
Remarques générales Dans notre article, on analysera des questions concernant la textologie et la génétique du texte dans le domaine du folklore basque.  ...  Puisque la seule édition des contes basques publiée par Xipri Arbelbide n'est pas tout à fait fidèle au texte, il serait souhaitable que nos recherches textologiques sur le texte des deux manuscrits en  ...  well-known "Membre de l'Institut," for his kind assistance and ready communication of the legends in his possession, and which were the starting point of our work » [Webster 1879: xvi] La personne qui  ... 
doi:10.4000/lapurdum.2326 fatcat:ogdvjrpqtvdbxgk3fjqtjebkwy

The Power of Necropolitics: Affect Theory and Violence in Perspective

Annabel Martin, Cristina Ortiz-Ceberio
2020 Investigaciones Feministas  
In order to outline some of the affective movement entailed in the rethinking of identity in feminist terms needed for an undoing of the necropolitical energy in political violence—what Roland Barthes,  ...  The focus is on political violence, with particular attention paid to the Basque situation, on the inadmissible "right to kill" claimed by the warrior that involves a peculiar destructive (mis)understanding  ...  The case study that will help guide these thoughts is that of political violence in the Basque context in Spain.  ... 
doi:10.5209/infe.66087 fatcat:vgwtvlnsjrdwll6yjbfofssdwy

Dictogloss and the production of the English third person '–s' by CLIL and mainstream EFL learners: A comparative study

María Basterrechea, María del Pilar García Mayo
2014 International Journal of English Studies (IJES)  
In the study 116 adolescent learners (CLIL, n = 54; mainstream EFL, n= 62) in the Basque Autonomous Community completed a dictogloss collaboratively and individually.  ...  This study compares focus on form in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and mainstream English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts in the production of a specific morphological feature, the  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research was supported by the following research grants: UFI11/06 from the University of the Basque Country and IT-311-10 from the Basque Government. NOTES  ... 
doi:10.6018/j.177321 fatcat:cj5ithjl4zhb3lhkw576ql6eju

#AllCatsAreBeautiful: Ambient affiliation and the visual-verbal representation and appreciation of cats in online subversive discourses

Daniel Lees Fryer
2021 Discourse & Society  
Cats, in this context, play an important role in struggles for social justice, symbolizing freedom and resistance as well as love and solidarity.  ...  This paper investigates the topics and affiliations associated with the hashtag #AllCatsAreBeautiful on the social media platform Twitter.  ...  Similarly, another text reads 'Fuck fascism. Respect and serve your sisters, brothers and non-binary comrades.'  ... 
doi:10.1177/09579265211048727 fatcat:obowepae3rcmjkwhufhl4m6vyu

Memorials, Shrines and Umbrellas in the Rain: Poetry and 11-M

Jill Robbins
2012 Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature  
Still, the battle to give meaning to these events continues to rage in politic circles, in cultural artifacts, and in the press.  ...  This became apparent in the massive demonstrations against neoliberalism, Spain's alliance with the US in the "war on terror," and Basque terrorism on 12-M.  ...  Some of the citizens' groups, for example, have been coopted by political parties and used for propaganda purposes.  ... 
doi:10.4148/2334-4415.1791 fatcat:utbjewkgpfccni4hnf5k5xpnue

An Anthropological View of the Teaching of Literature

John H. Fisher
1971 Bulletin of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association  
This paper focuses on how to initiate discussions of the regulatory gaze in primary school classrooms through the study of characters in literature.  ...  If that body and those gazes form part of the relationship with a mother or other wo men who are of some standing in the litt le g irl's world, they will constitute emerg ing models for her.  ...  The representations of masculinity (the cops and robbers game, Mart ín who is always planning adventures, always thinking up some mischief) and female do minance ("you're probably wondering why Martín  ... 
doi:10.2307/1346605 fatcat:b4noznpiqzbjflrxvx75hgdgfy

Everyday Life Theories of Emotions in Conflicts From Bali, the Spanish Basque Country, and the German Ruhr Area

Robin Kurilla
2020 Frontiers in Psychology  
In the Basque Country, the emotions respeto and confianza form a continuum for the codification of interpersonal distance that produces different levels of expressiveness.  ...  The respective emotions received a deeper conceptual analysis and also served as conflict models in the other regions.  ...  Some emotions turned out to serve as frames for cultural models of conflict in the Basque Country and the Ruhr Area.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01339 pmid:32695045 pmcid:PMC7338929 fatcat:pckqpglmqfdvrggrzpbdwk35pe
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