GILLEN MARTINEZ DE LA HIDALGA

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Linguistics and Basque Studies
Centro de Investigación Micaela Portilla Ikergunea, office 3.2
Justo Vélez de Elorriaga 1, 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz
email: gillen.martinezdelahidalga@ehu.eus
Phone: +34 945 014 452

I am a pre-doc student in linguistics in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). I studied English Studies in Vitoria-Gasteiz and linguistics immediately captured my attention. I did the Master’s in Linguistics in Vitoria as well and I mainly focused on syntax, on Right Node Raising (RNR) more precisely. Currently, I work on linguistic processing in Basque-Spanish bilinguals tutored by Professor Itziar Laka.

Main interests

Psycholinguistics, processing, syntax, morphology

Languages

  • Basque: Mother tongue
  • Spanish: Mother tongue
  • English: High proficiency
  • German: Medium proficiency
  • French: Low proficiency

Studies

Currently, pre-doctorate student, Linguistics and Basque Studies department, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).

2016-2017, Master’s in Teacher Training: Compulsory Secondary Education, Upper Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching, Deusto.

2015-2016, Master in Linguistics, Mention in Excellence by the Spanish Government, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).

2010-2014, Degree in English Studies, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), minor in English linguistics.

Work experience

2016-2017, English Teacher in ITC (Instituto de Transporte y Comercio). Two courses of 90 hours: English for international transport and logistics and professional English for tourism.

01/09/2014-30/06/2015, Spanish Language Assistant in Scottish secondary schools and high schools (A1-C1 levels), Tasks:  Assist students with oral and written competences and help teacher produce teaching materials.

2015, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Consultancy work on Bitesize Primary Languages for the BBC webpage. Tasks: Produce, correct and state the validity of written & oral texts in Spanish. Scottish delegacy of the BBC: [http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/] March 2015.

2014-2015, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Audio recordings for the Spanish “Higher” (B1-B2) and National 5” (A2-B1) oral exams for the National Qualifications.

Grants

12/2015-03/2016, Research grant (PIC) to analyze the linguistic phenomenon of Right Node Raising. IT769-13 project, funded by the Basque government. Faculty of Arts, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

2017, pre-doctoral research grant FPI-2017 (BES-2016-076456), Science and Innovation Ministry (MICINN).

Publications

Martinez de la Hidalga, Adam Zawiszewski & Itziar Laka (in press). Eppur non si muove: experimental evidence for the Unaccusative Hypothesis and distinct ɸ-feature processing in Basque. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

Congresses

Authors: Gillen Martinez de la Hidalga, Adam Zawiszewski & Itziar Laka
Title: Unaccusatives versus unergatives: ERP evidence from L1/L2 speakers of Basque
Type of presentation: Poster
Congress: Amlap
Place: Moscow, Russia
Year: 06-08/09/2019

Authors: Gillen Martinez de la Hidalga
Title: Garunaren elektrofisiologia eta euskara
Type of presentation: Presentation
Congress: Bi hizkuntza garun bakarrean: Euskal psikohizkuntzalaritzaren ekarpenak eta erronkak
Place: Summer University of the Basque Country (UEU), Eibar
Year: 04-05/07/2019

Authors: Erdocia, K.; Romo, A.; Martinez de la Hidalga, G.; Vela Plo, L.; Laka, I
Title: Delayed ambiguity resolution in L2
Type of presentation: Presentation
Congress: XIV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics.
Place: Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Year: 10-13/04/2019

Authors: Erdocia, K.; Romo, A.; Martinez de la Hidalga, G.; Vela Plo, L.; Laka, I
Title: Delayed disambiguation when L2 differs from L1 in argument alignment and word order.
Type of presentation: Presentation
Congress: Cognitive Neuroscience of Second and Artificial Language Learning.
Place: Bangor University
Year: 21-23/09/2018

Authors: Gillen Martinez de la Hidalga, Adam Zawiszewski & Itziar Laka
TitleUnaccusative and unergative predicates under ergativity: N400 signaling agent/ergative interpretation difficulties.
Type of presentation: Poster
Congress: 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference
Place: UCDavis
Year: 16/03/2018

Authors: Gillen Martinez de la Hidalga, Adam Zawiszewski & Itziar Laka
Title: The electrophysiology of unergative and unaccusative sentence processing in Basque.
Type of presentation: Oral Communication
Congress: Unergative Predicates, Architecture and variation
Place: University of the Basque Country
Year: 19/01/2018

Authors: Gillen Martinez de la Hidalga
Title: Verbal ellipsis and the grammar of Basque.
Type of presentation: Presentation
Congress: 1st International Workshop on Basque-Japanese and Neighboring Languages
Place: University of the Basque Country
Year: 12/2015

Funded Research Projects

2016 – 2019 OVO: Origins of variation from order (FFI2015-64183-P). Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Univertsitatea (UPV/EHU).

2013-2018 “The Bilingual Mind (IT665-13)”. Consolidated Research Group of Excellence. Funding agency: Department of Education, Universities and Research, Basque Government. Principal investigator: Itziar Laka (University of the Basque Country). Endowment: 284,398 €

 

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