Publication details [#64627]

Urla, Jacqueline and Christa Burdick. 2018. Counting matters: quantifying the vitality and value of Basque. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2018 (252) : 73–96.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Taking the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC) in Spain as a case study, this paper explores the historical context in which census and other statistical surveys of language appeared and what the shifting quantification forms can tell about the development of language advocacy discourse and politics more generally.