Definition and purpose


The main goal of ELEBILAB research group is to study the acquisition and teaching of the languages of the Basque Country, especially Basque.

The socio-discursive point of view is devoted to the analysis of speakers’ attitudes in bi- and multilingual contexts and of oral and written usage of Basque, together with Spanish/French.

From a cognitive point of view, the group investigates language development and usage by (un)impaired adults and children.


Main research areas:

  • Child language development

  • Early bilingualism

  • Oral and written discourse analysis

  • Language didactics of Basque

  • Language disorders

  • Linguistic code-switching

  • Teaching and learning of Basque (minority language) in plurilingual educational contexts

  • Language attitudes