PhD students

» Kristina Bilbao

Hizkuntzalaritza eta Euskal Ikasketak Saila


Centro de Investigación Micaela Portilla Ikergunea, Oficina 3.2 Bulegoa
Justo Vélez de Elorriaga, 1
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz

I am studying the Basque Studies degree (4th year) at UPV/EHU. I have always loved languages and since I began learning how to do simple sintactic analysis at school, I am really interested in the structure of human language. One of my biggest academic interests is  linguistic variation, specially from a morpho-syntactic and typological perspective. This academic year, thanks to the Ikasiker Research Fellowship [IkasC_2021_1_0042], I am collaborating with the research group The Bilingual Mind directed by Itziar Laka. In particular, I am analyzing detransitivized reflexive and reciprocal structures under the direction of Beatriz Fernández. Besides, I am also collaborating with Anne Zribi-Hertz (Université Paris 8/UMR SFL) in the project entitled Langues & Grammaires en Ille de France. Apart from academic interests, one of my hobbies is dancing basque traditional dances and as I am part of the group Alkartasuna Dantza Taldea (Bermeo), I participate in many cultural activities of my town.

Research interests

Syntactic Theory, linguistic typology, detransitivization,  reflexive and reciprocal structures.

Book chapters

(Accepted) Bilbao, Kristina, Ane Berro & Beatriz Fernández. Inkoatibo/arazleak, bihurkari eta elkarkariak eta beste (alegiazko solasaldiak egitura iragangaiztuez). In Alexander Iribar & Irene Barberia (ed.) Papers on Basque Linguistics in Honor of Jon Andoni Franco Elorza. Bilbo: Deustuko Unibertsitatea.


(2021) Inkoatibo/arazleak, bihurkari eta elkarkariak eta beste (alegiazko solasaldiak egitura iragangaiztuez). Bilbao, Kristina, Ane Berro & Beatriz Fernández. Euskal Hizkuntzalaritza 2021 DU Jardunaldia. 2021-12-17, Bilbo, Deustuko Unibertsitatea.

Participation in funded research projects

Langues & Grammaires en (Ile-de) France, coordinated by Anne Zribi-Hertz & Elena Soare (Université Paris 8/UMR SFL)



Basque (mother tongue), Spanish (mother tongue), English (C1), French (B1), German (A2)


  • Ikasiker Research Fellowship (2021-2022) [IkasC_2021_1_0042]

Institution: Department of Education, Language Policy and Culture of the Basque Government