Basque/Euskera translations

Created 1/1/15 for original site, updated 22/2/19.

I have had occasional interest in co-leading forward translation of the CORE-OM into Basque/Euskera. Howevr, no-one has yet been able to find the time and energy to co-lead a translation to our translation procedures for either the CORE-OM, YP-CORE or LD-CORE.  I have come round to feeling that the work involved is too much for almost anyone just volunteering in a spirit of generosity and passion for their language. That may have worked a decade ago when everyone, including me, had a bit more spare time, but it is generally a recipe for frustration now. The translation does work very well as a Masters student project and would work for someone doing psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, psychiatry/medicine or linguistics. The work of both translation and empirical exploration of the quantitative psychometrics of the translation works well as a Doctoral level project.

If you are interested or in a position to offer this either yourself as a masters or doctoral student looking for a project, or, probably more realistically, as a supervisor of such degrees, and a native Basque/Euskera speaker, do contact me (CE) please as I’d be very sorry to stop my translation work without a completed translation as it’s now one of the few European languages that aren’t even started.

Tangentially: there are 24 official languages of the European Union, we have translations of all but three of those: Estonian, Irish and Latvian are the missing ones. Basque/Euskera is one of the five “semi-official” ones (with Catalan, Galician/Gallego, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh/Cymraeg). Of those Catalan and
Welsh/Cymraeg translations have been done, I’d love to get all the official and semi-official EU languages done officially and well before I finally stop doing this!

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