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Linda WhiteDr. Linda White





1996 Ph.D., Basque Studies (Language and Literature), Univ. of Nevada, Reno. Dissertation: Emakumeen Hitzak Euskaraz: Basque Women Writers of the Twentieth Century.


Research Interests


Genre fiction in Basque literature, the new women writers, Basque women who write in Spanish, and the effect of nationalism on Basque women’s lives. Through bertsolaritza, I have an interest in oral literature.




2000  Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity, granted by College of Arts and Science at UNR for quantity and quality of publications.

1993  Inducted into the Basque Hall of Fame by the Society of Basque Studies in America for her “extraordinary contributions to Basque culture” as a teacher, translator and lexicographer of the Basque language.


Selected Publications


Aurrera! A Textbook for Learning Basque. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2008.

Nerea eta biok by Laura Mintegi. Translated by Linda White. Introduction by Linda White. New York: Peter Lang Press, 2005.

An Anthology of Basque Short Stories. Compiled by Mari Jose Olaziregi. Ed. Linda White. Trans. Kristin Addis, Margaret Jull-Costa, Amaia Gabantxo, Elizabeth Macklin, Linda White. Center for Basque Studies Basque Literature Series 1. Series editors, Mari Jose Olaziregi and Linda White. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2004.

Amatxi, Amuma, Amona: Writings in Honor of Basque Women. Eds. Linda White and Cameron Watson. Occasional Papers Series 8. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2003.

Basque-English English-Basque Dictionary (co-author with Gorka Aulestia). San Sebastián [Spain]: Elkar / Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1992.

English-Basque Dictionary (co-author with Gorka Aulestia). Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1990.


Selected Translations


The Old Law of Bizkaia (1452), a book-length translation (with William A. Douglass) (Old Spanish to English) compiled and with an introduction by Gregorio Monreal Zia. Reno: Center for Basque Studies, 2005.

The Basque Poetic Tradition, by Gorka Aulestia. Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2000.

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