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BIM: Basque in the Making: a HIstorical Look at a European Language Isolate.
(2017 - 2021)

The main objective of this project is the creation of the Syntactically Annotated Basque Historical Corpus. The development of resources for the syntactic exploration of the historical corpus in Basque will allow us to make systematic diachronic analysis about some main features of the Basque grammar, to study the evolution of certain grammatical structures as well as to compare them with the theoretical discoveries in current diacronic syntax and theoretical linguistics. Indeed, the syntacticaly annotated historical corpus will show us how some syntactic structures have evolved over the centuries.
Organization:  ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche)
Main researcher: Ricardo Etxepare
Iñaki Alegria, Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza, Ainara Estarrona, Ander Soraluze

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