Basque in Variation/Euskara Bariazioan (BiV) is an online database on Basque (morpho)syntactic properties that show cross-dialectal variation. It stores the data obtained from questionnaires in several Basque varieties regarding a limited set of (morpho)syntactic properties. BiV defines the syntactic properties on an absence/presence basis and provides the user with illustrative examples. The values of the properties are shown by different colours on the maps. The contributors are mainly but not necessarily language experts with native knowledge of a particular Basque variety, or alternatively, linguists with dialect expertise. The database is open access and thus, can be freely used. It is provided in both English and Basque.

The first version of BiV was published in December 2016. BiV is a publication of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and it is sponsored by the Basque Government (EJ/GV), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the European Commission (Brussels).

How to use BiV

BiV allows users to search for information about (morpho)syntactic patterns on the basis of (i) a particular linguistic property, (ii) relevant key words or (iii) by choosing a specific local variety. You can access the information by clicking on the 'Properties' cell or the ‘Key words’ cell and selecting a particular (morpho)syntactic property, or by clicking on the 'Variety' cell and choosing a local variety. In both cases, you will be redirected to the description and to the answers obtained.

For more information, have a look at the Guidelines for users.

How to cite the database

Please, cite the work as:

Fernández, Beatriz, Ane Berro, Itziar Orbegozo, Alazne Arriortua & Josu Landa. 2016. Euskara Bariazioan. Basque in Variation (BiV). UPV/EHU [Available on line at http://basdisyn.net/Bas&Be/biv/?, Accessed on 2016-12-21]

ISBN: 978-84-9082-479-5