Saioa Larraza

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Department of Language and Literature Didactics
Juan Ibañez San Domingo, 1
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz
+34 945 014204
saioa.larraza@ehu.eus

 

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Language and Literature Didactics at the University of the Basque Country. After having obtained a university degree in Basque Philology, I received my PhD in Linguistics (UPV/EHU). This PhD was developed at the BCBL-Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language research center in Donostia, an international center of reference in cognitive neuroscience. During this period, I visited the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development in Sydney (Australia) for a research stay. I also worked at Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception in Paris (France) as a postdoctoral researcher. I have been part of several funded research projects over the last few years, and presented our results in international conferences on psycholinguistics and bilingualism/multilingualism.

 

Research Interests

Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Language Development in Infants, Second/Third Language Learning and Teaching, Phonetics & Phonology, Language Processing, Speech Perception, Spoken Word Recognition.

 

Argitalpenak/Publicaciones/Publications

Larraza, S. & Best, C. T. (2017). Differences in phonetic-to-lexical perceptual mapping of L1 and L2 regional accents. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. In press

Larraza, S., Samuel, A. G. & Oñederra, M. L. (2017). Where do dialectal effects on speech processing come from? Evidence from a cross-dialect investigation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 70(1), 92-108.

Larraza, S., Samuel, A. G. & Oñederra, M. L. (2016). Listening to Accented Speech in a Second Language: First Language and Age of Acquisition Effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 42(11), 1774-1797.

Samuel, A. G. & Larraza, S. (2015). Does Listening to Non-Native Speech Impair Native Speech Perception?. Journal of Memory and Language, 81, 51-71.

Larraza, S. (2010). Acquisition of phonology and Spanish-Basque bilinguals' phonological systems. Proceedings of Colloque Jeunes Chercheurs en Acquisition du Langage. 102-106.

 

Ikerketa proiektuak/Proyectos de investigación recientes/ Recent research projects/ Projets de recherche récents

2016 – "Hizkuntzaren irakaskuntza, jabekuntza, eta erabilerak. Euskara, erdara, elebitasuna eta eleaniztasuna" (Language Teaching, Acquisition and Uses. Basque, Spanish/French, Bilingualism and Multilingualism). Financial Institution: Basque Government. Principal Investigator: Maria Jose Ezeizabarrena. Duration:

2014 Multilevel Prosodic Processing in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Financial Institution: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France). Principal Investigator: Ranka Bijeljac-Babic. Duration: 01/04/2014-31/03/2017.

2013 COEDUCA Project (Cognición y Educación). Financial institution: The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity (MINECO). Principal Investigator: Manuel Carreiras. Duration: 15/12/2008-15/12/2013 (CSD2008-00048).

2012 – 2013 "El cerebro viaja contigo" (The brain travels with you). Financial institution: The Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT). Principal Investigator: Manuel Carreiras.

2012 – 2013 "Conecta tu cerebro" (Connect your brain). Financial institution: Basque Government. Principal Investigator: Manuel Carreiras.

2011 – 2013 "Procesamiento de automaticidad de la segunda lengua en bilingües Castellano-Vasco" (Automaticity of Second Language Processing in Spanish-Basque Bilinguals). Financial entity:  Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government. Principal Investigator: Arthur G. Samuel (PSI 2010-17781).

2011 – 2012 "Promoción de la cultura científica sobre neurociencia cognitiva y lenguaje en los campus universitarios de Gipuzkoa" (Promoting scientific culture on Cognitive Neuroscience in the campuses of the university in Guipuzcoa). Financial institution: The Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT). Principal Investigator: Manuel Carreiras.

2011 "Portal web de divulgación científica sobre Neurociencia Cognitiva y Lenguaje" (Web entrance for the popularization of science on Cognitive Neuroscience and Language). Financial institution: Department of Education, Universities and Research. Basque Government. Principal Investigator: Manuel Carreiras.

2009 "Schuchardt Project". Financial institutions: Fundation Malvinen-Stiftung, Land Steiemark Government (Austria), Karl-Franzenz Universität Graz (Austria), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Leibniz Preis Küpper), University of the Basque Country, Basque Government. Principal Investigator: Bernhard Hurch.

 

Aukeratutako hitzaldiak/Selección de presentaciones en congresos/Selected conference and workshop presentations/Selection de presentations en conferences et workshops

2016 Boll-Avetisyan, N., Larraza, S., Rose, A., Margules, S., Bijeljac-Babic, R., Nazzi, T. & Höhle, B. "Categorical perception of lexical stress: A cross-linguistic study". Poster presented at the Conference on Laboratory Phonology. July 13-16, New York, US.

2016 Larraza, S., Wellmann, C., Bijeljac-Babic, R., Höhle, B. & Nazzi, T. "Early prosodic boundary processing: Evidence from French learning infants". Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies. May 26-28, New Orleans, US.

2015 Larraza, S., Molnar, M. & Samuel, A. "The Development of Phonemic Discrimination in Spanish-Basque Bilingual Infants". Poster presented at the Workshop on Infant Language Development. June 10-12, Stockholm, Sweden.

2014 Larraza, S. & Best, C. "Regional Accent Variation in the L1 and L2: How do early bilinguals and late L2-learners deal with it?". Spoken presentation given at the Variation in Language Acquisition conference. December 3-5, Grenoble, France.

2014 Larraza, S. "Hizkuntza eta Burmuinaren Arteko Elkarrizketa" (The Conversation Between Language and Brain). Invited Talk at the 4th Workshop on the Transmission of Basque. May 6, Eibar, Basque Country.

2013 Larraza, S. & Samuel, A.G. "Do Spanish-Basque and French-Basque Simultaneous Bilinguals Perceive Basque Dialectal Variation Differently?". Poster presented at the Psychonomics Society: Annual Scientific Meeting. November 14-17, Toronto, Canada.

2013 Larraza, S. & Samuel, A.G. "Perceiving Dialectal Variation in L2: The effect of AoA". Poster presented at the AMLaP -Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing- Conference. September 2-4, Marseille, France.

2013 Larraza, S. & Samuel, A.G. "How is Dialectal Variation Treated by Bilinguals with Different Native Dialects?". Poster presented at the ESCOP Conference. August 29- September 1, Budapest, Hungary.

2012 Samuel, A.G. & Larraza, S. "Is Listening to Non-Native (L2) Speakers Detrimental to Native (L1) Speakers?". Spoken presentation given at the Psychonomics Society: Annual Scientific Meeting. November 15-18, Minneapolis, US.

2012 Larraza, S. "Nola Hautematen dute Euskalki Aldagarritasuna Natiboak ez diren Hiztun Trebeek?" (How do Proficient Non-Native Listeners Perceive Dialectal Variation?). Invited Talk at the IKER-CNRS Research Center. March 26, Bayonne, France.

2009 Larraza, S. "Acquisition of Phonology and Spanish-Basque Bilinguals' Phonological System". Poster presented at Colloque Jeunes Chercheurs en Acquisition du Langage. December 3-4, Lyon, France.