PhD students

» Cecilia Fernández-Altonaga

Hizkuntzalaritza eta Euskal Ikasketak


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

I graduated in Basque Studies in the UPV/EHU university (2017-2021) and I am currently pursuing my studies in the Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics Master's program. Back in high school, I became fond of syntax exercises and ever since my interest in linguistics has nothing but grown, which is mainly why I got into linguistics. Apart from languages and their speakers, I have various interests like travelling and science popularization. In 2021, through an Ikasiker Fellowship of Research to collaborate with The Bilingual Mind research group, I worked on adverbs under the mentorship of professor Beatriz Fernández. I intend to carry on with this research topic throughout my master's program.

Research interests

Syntactic theory, linguistic typology, psycholinguistics, adverbs, adpositions, grammatical categories, modals

Papers in journals

(In press) Fernández-Altonaga, Cecilia. 2022. Adberbioak euskaraz: hitz mota bakarra ala gehiago? . Uztaro.

Book chapters

(2022) Fernández-Altonaga, Cecilia. Nora joan ote dira adberbio guztiak?. Bachelor Thesis, UPV/EHU.

Visiting fellowships

Through the Erasmus+ programme: Concordia University, Montreal (Canada)

Participation in funded research projects

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



Basque (first language), Spanish (first language), English (C2), French (C2)


  • Erasmus+ KA107 grant (2019-20)

Institution: Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE)

  • Ikasiker Fellowship for Research (2020-21)  [IkasC_2020_1_0039]

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