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Title: Goizueta Basque
Author: José Ignacio Hualde
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Author: Oihana Lujanbio
Institution: University of the Basque Country
Author: Juan Joxe Zubiri
Institution: University of Navarre
Linguistic Field: Phonetics; Phonology
Subject Language: Basque
Abstract: Goizueta is a small town in northwestern Navarre, Spain, bordering Gipuzkoa. According to the most recent official figures, it has slightly over 800 inhabitants, about 95% of whom speak Basque (2001, Instituto de Estadística de Navarra). All inhabitants (except for young children) also speak Spanish. In the school system standard Basque and, to a lesser extent, Spanish are used. Older speakers (those born before 1970 or so) were educated exclusively in Spanish. The local Basque dialect, however, enjoys very high prestige among its speakers, and this is the linguistic variety that is most commonly used in everyday interaction within the town.

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This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 40, Issue 1.

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