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Different lines of evidence point to the resettlement of much of western and central Europe by populations from the Franco-Cantabrian region during the Late Glacial and Postglacial periods. In this context, the study of the genetic diversity of contemporary Basques, a population located at the epicenter of the Franco-Cantabrian region, is particularly… (More)
In this paper we present an analysis of the intonation for the Basque language. Based on Fujisaki's model, parameters for a set of about 300 sentences have been manually and automatically calculated and used to train a set of regression trees. Results show that the model is valid for Basque.
Basque people have received considerable attention from anthropologists, geneticists, and linguists during the last century due to the singularity of their language and to other cultural and biological characteristics. Despite the multidisciplinary efforts performed to address the questions of the origin, uniqueness, and heterogeneity of Basques, the… (More)
In this paper the basic features of the intonational structure of Bermeo Basque (BB) are analyzed. In BB there exists a lexical distinction between accented and unaccented words. Accented words are always stressed, and unaccented words (not containing any accented morphemes) only receive stress on their final syllable when they are immediately preceding the… (More)
Our aim was to assess the nutritional status of elderly males from Western Pyrenees, a particular zone of interest as regards genetics, health and culture. A total of 828 individuals aged 60 or more, indigenous to one of the geographic subdivisions and predominantly living at home, were assessed using the body mass index (BMI), the mini-nutritional… (More)