GORKA ELORDIETA

Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies
University of the Basque Country
Paseo de la Universidad, 5
ES-01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz
SPAIN

Tel.: + 34 945-013653
Fax: + 34 945-013200
E-mail address: gorka.elordieta@ehu.es

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Invited lectures

"Title TBA". Workshop on focus and prosody, organized by Yiya Chen & Laura Downing. Leiden University, June 2013 (with Elisabeth Selkirk).

"Title TBA". North American Phonology Conference 7, Concordia University, Montreal, 4-5 May 2012.

"Aproximación a la prosodia de las unidades narrativo-argumentativas". ["On the prosody of narrative-argumentative movements"]. Plenary speaker of the section on Prosody, pragmatics and discourse analysis, V Congreso Internacional de Fonética Experimental, Universidad de Extremadura, October 25-28, 2011.

 "Prosodic accommodation in language contact: Spanish intonation in Majorca". Plenary speaker of the III Cat-ToBI Workshop, University of Barcelona, July 7, 2011.

"Variedades en contacto y acomodación entonativa: el caso del castellano en Baleares".   ["Varieties in contact and intonational accommodation: the case of Spanish in the Balearic Islands"]. Plenary speaker of Jornadas de Lingüística 2011, University of the Balearic Islands, April 12-14, 2011.

 "Basque word accents in the sentence". Plenary speaker of the I Workshop on Prosody and Education, University of the Basque Country, January 27-28, 2011.

"The role for prosodic markedness constraints in phonological phrase formation in two pitch accent languages" (Gorka Elordieta & Elisabeth Selkirk). Plenary speaker at the Workshop of the project Silent Constituents in the Grammar of Portuguese, University of Lisbon, November 5, 2010.

"La palabra desde una perspectiva fonológica". ["The word from a phonological perspective"]. Jornadas SYLEX 2010, Sobre la naturaleza de la palabra [On the nature of the word]. Universidad de Zaragoza, October 7-8, 2010.

"Accent, Binarity and Prosodic Phrasing in Tokyo Japanese and Lekeitio Basque" (Elisabeth Selkirk & Gorka Elordieta). Workshop Word Accent: Theoretical and Typological Issues, University of Connecticut, April 30, 2010.

"The prosody of non-exhaustive narrow focus". Workshop on Experimental Studies on Intonation: Phonetic, Phonological and Psycholinguistic Aspects of Sentence Prosody. University of Potsdam, January 5-7, 2009.

"Constraints on the intonational realization of focus in Northern Bizkaian Basque". Workshop on Prosody and Information Structure, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, January 21-22, 2008.

"Euskal azentu eta intonazioari buruzko ikerketa: egindakoa eta egin beharrekoa" ["Research on Basque stress and intonation: what has been done and what needs to be done"]. II Conference of the Koldo Mitxelena Chair, University of the Basque Country, October 8-11, 2007.

"Segmental phonology and syntactic structure". Plenary speaker, ConSOLE XV, University of the Basque Country, December 15-17, 2005.

"Accentual alignment in two Basque Spanish varieties" (Gorka Elordieta & Nagore Calleja). III Workshop on Tone and Intonation in Europe, University of Lisbon, March 31-April 3, 2004.

Commentary on a talk by Conxita Lleó, "La recerca de l’adquisició fonològica de la primera llengua: dels segments a la prosòdia". ["Research on first language phonological acquisition: from segments to prosody"]. III Meeting of the Xarxa Temàtica de Gramàtica Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, November 21, 2003.

"Experimental test of a hypothesized diachronic change in Basque accentuation" (Gorka Elordieta & José Ignacio Hualde). Invited talk in the symposium ‘Evolutionary typology of accentual systems’, XV International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, August 3-9, 2003.

"Sintaxis y agrupación prosódica en catalán y español" ["Syntax and intonation phrasing in Catalan and Spanish"] (Pilar Prieto & Gorka Elordieta). II Meeting of the Xarxa Temàtica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, September 13, 2002.

"Euskal azentua eta hizkuntz tipologia prosodikoa" ["Basque accent and its classification in a prosodic typology of languages"]. XXI Summer Courses/XIV European Courses of the University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián, July 15-16, 2002.

"Acoustic correlates of accent in Northern Bizkaian Basque: pitch and duration". Seminari de Sintaxi i Semàntica & Seminari de Fonologia (Grup de Gramàtica Teòrica), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, June 8, 2002.

"Duration as an acoustic correlate of accent in Lekeitio Basque" (Gorka Elordieta and José Ignacio Hualde). Workshop on Tone and Intonation in Europe, University of the Basque Country, June 28-30, 2001.

"R. M. de Azkueren euskal azentuari buruzko deskribapenak" ["R. M. de Azkue’s descriptions of stress in Basque"]. Colloquium on R. M. Azkue’s work in the 50th Anniversary of his death. Lekeitio, February 22, 2001.

Round table on the syllable in Basque. Linguistic Courses, Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea [Basque Summer University]. Pamplona, Spain, July 21, 2000.

"Euskal intonazioa aztertzeko lehen urratsak" ["Preliminary steps towards analyzing Basque intonation"]. Seminar on Basque speech: research directions. University of Bayonne, France, December 13-14, 2000.

"Categorización prosódica de dialectos vascos e implicaciones teórico-tipológicas" ["Prosodic categorization of Basque dialects and theoretical and typological implications"]. Phonology Colloquium, University of Deusto, Spain, December 22, 2000.

"Mendebaldeko intonazioaren inguruan". ["On Western Basque intonation"]. Linguistic Symposium of "Mendebalde" Euskal Kultur Elkartea ["Mendebalde" Basque Cultural Association]. Bilbao, Spain, May 12-13, 2000.

"The interaction of tone and intonation in Basque". Workshop on Tone and Intonation, Schloss Freudental, Germany, December 15-18, 1999.

"Basque intonation: A comparison of three dialects". Workshop on Basque Linguistics, 1999 Linguistic Society of America Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 17, 1999.

"Foco y prosodia en el euskera de Lekeitio". ["Focus and prosody in Lekeitio Basque"]. (Arantzazu Elordieta & Gorka Elordieta). Linguistics Colloquium, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, May 28, 1999.

"Cadenas de rasgos sintácticos y la interfaz sintaxis-fonología". ["Syntactic feature chains and the syntax-phonology interface"]. Seminari de Sintaxi i Semàntica & Seminari de Fonologia (Grup de Gramàtica Teòrica), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, February 25, 1999.

"Euskal azentua gaur eta bihar". ["Basque accentuation today and tomorrow"] (Gorka Elordieta, Iñaki Gaminde & José Ignacio Hualde). IV Meeting of the Academy of the Basque Language on the Standardization of Pronunciation in Basque, Doneztebe, Spain, September 25-26, 1998.

"On the existence of postlexical phonological domains not prosodically determined". Department of Linguistics, University of California, Irvine. May 29, 1997.

"Sobre las categorías léxicas y funcionales y la creación de dominios morfofonológicos". ["On lexical and functional categories and the creation of morphophonological domains"]. Linguistics Colloquium. University of Deusto, Spain. January 10, 1997.

"On weak morphological and phonological words". Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. April 4, 1996.

"Acento, tono y entonación en el euskera de Lekeitio" ["Accent, tone and intonation in Lekeitio Basque"]. Linguistics Colloquium. University of Deusto, Spain. August 10, 1995.

"Fonología e inflexión" ["Phonology and inflection"]. Linguistics Colloquium. University of Deusto, Spain. January 4, 1995.

"Acento de frase en el euskera de Lekeitio" ["Phrase accent in Lekeitio Basque"]. Linguistics Colloquium. University of Deusto, Spain. January 3, 1994.

"Lexical subjects in Spanish infinitival adjuncts". USC/UCLA Romance Syntax Workshop. University of California, Los Angeles. March 1993.

"Cierre de vocales en el euskera de Lekeitio: un análisis en la teoría fonológica de la rección" ["Vowel raising in Lekeitio Basque: a Government Phonology approach"]. Linguistics Colloquium. University of  Deusto, Spain. August 1991.

 

Conference presentations

"The role for prosodic markedness constraints in phonological phrase formation in two pitch accent languages". (Elisabeth Selkirk & Gorka Elordieta). Tone and Intonation in Europe 4, Stockholm, September 9-11, 2010.

"Prosodic accommodation in language contact: Spanish intonation in the Basque Country and Majorca". (Gorka Elordieta & Magdalena Romera). Workshop Modelling language contact: linguistic data and interdisciplinary approaches (Johannes Kabatek & Lucía Loureiro-Porto, organizers), 43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Vilnius, September 2-5, 2010.

"Pitch Accent, Stress Prominence and Prosodic Phrasing in Tokyo Japanese and Lekeitio Basque". (Elisabeth Selkirk & Gorka Elordieta). Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 5, University of California at Santa Cruz, May 7-9, 2010.

"Análisis de la prosodia de las unidades discursivas en la conversación en español". (Gorka Elordieta & Magdalena Romera). 39th Symposium of the Spanish Linguistics Society, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, February 1-4, 2010.

"The prosody of ambiguous relative clauses in Spanish: a study of monolinguals and Basque-Spanish bilinguals". (Irene de la Cruz Pavía & Gorka Elordieta). Workshop on Prosody and Meaning, Barcelona, September 17-18, 2009.

"Non-Exhaustive answers to wh-questions as split foci". (Gorka Elordieta & Aritz Irurtzun). Workshop on Prosody and Meaning, Barcelona, September 17-18, 2009.

"Transfer of intonational features from Basque to Spanish in bilingual speakers". International Symposium on Bilingualism 7, Utrecht, July 8-11, 2009.

"Prosodic Properties of Non-exhaustive Answers and their Relationship to Verum Focus Constructions". (Gorka Elordieta & Aritz Irurtzun). Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2009, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, June 17-18, 2009.

"The prosody of ambiguous relative clauses in Spanish: a study of monolinguals and Basque-Spanish bilinguals". (Irene de la Cruz Pavía & Gorka Elordieta). Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2009, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, June 17-18, 2009.

"The prosody of ambiguous relative clauses in Spanish: a study of monolinguals and Basque-Spanish bilinguals". (Irene de la Cruz Pavía & Gorka Elordieta). IX Simposio de Psicolingüística, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, April 23-25, 2009.

"Las parafasias fonológicas en un bilingüe: la representación fonológica y los límites de su activación". (Amaia Munarriz, María José Ezeizabarrena & Gorka Elordieta). IX Simposio de Psicolingüística, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, April 23-25, 2009.

"Non-exhaustive narrow focus: a case of a mismatch between information structure and prosody". (Gorka Elordieta & Aritz Irurtzun). Mapping Asymmetries: Phonology, Syntax and Information Structure, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 3-5, 2009.

"La prosodia del foco estrecho no-exhaustivo" (Gorka Elordieta & Aritz Irurtzun). Special session on Spanish intonation, 38th Symposium of the Spanish Linguistics Society, Madrid, February 2-4, 2009.

"Euskal azentuaren bilakaera tonala". ["Tonal evolution of Basque accent"]. XVI International Conference of Euskaltzaindia/The Royal Academy of the Basque Language "Pirinioetako hizkuntzak: lehena eta oraina" ("The languages of the Pyrenees: past and present"). Pamplona, October 6-10, 2008.

"Minimum size constraints on Intermediate Phrases". XVI International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Universität Saarland, Germany, August 6-10, 2007.

"Evidence for soft preplanning in tonal production: Initial scaling in Romance". (Pilar Prieto, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Gorka Elordieta, Sónia Frota & Marina Vigário). Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, Germany, May 2-5, 2006.

"Binarity at the left edge of Intonational Phrases". GLOW Workshop on Prosodic Phrasing, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, April 5, 2006.

"The phonetics and phonology of intonational phrasing in Romance". (Sónia Frota, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Gorka Elordieta, Pilar Prieto & Marina Vigário). Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2005 (PaPI 2005). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, June 20-21, 2005.

"Acoustic correlates of accent in different word-prosodic systems of Basque". (Gorka Elordieta  & Aritz Irurtzun). Conference ‘Between Stress and Tone’, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, June 16-18, 2005.

 "Microvariation in the alignment of Spanish pitch accents: a comparison of three varieties". (Nagore Calleja & Gorka Elordieta). International Conference on Tone and Intonation, Santorini, Greece, September 9-11, 2004. 

"Effects of constituent weight and syntactic branching on intonational phrasing in Ibero-Romance" (Gorka Elordieta, Sónia Frota, Pilar Prieto & Marina Vigário). 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, August 3-9, 2003.

"Peak alignment and intonational change in Basque" (Kiwako Ito, Gorka Elordieta & José Ignacio Hualde). 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, August 3-9, 2003.

"Intonational phrasing and constituent length in Romance" (Mariapaola D’Imperio, Gorka Elordieta, Sónia Frota, Pilar Prieto & Marina Vigário). Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2003 (PaPI 2003). University of Lisbon, Portugal, June 11-12, 2003.

"Subjects, objects and intonational phrasing in Spanish and Portuguese" (Gorka Elordieta, Sónia Frota & Marina Vigário). GLOW Workshop on Boundaries in Intonational Phonology. Lund University, Sweden, April 12, 2003.

"Tonal and durational correlates of accent in contexts of downstep in Northern Bizkaian Basque" (Gorka Elordieta & José Ignacio Hualde). Eighth Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 8), Yale University & Haskins Laboratories, USA, June 27-30, 2002.

"Prosody and meaning in interaction: the case of the Spanish discourse functional unit entonces ‘then’" (Gorka Elordieta & Magdalena Romera). Speech Prosody 2002. Aix-en-Provence, France, April 11-13, 2002.

"The role of duration as a correlate of accent in Lekeitio Basque" (Gorka Elordieta & José Ignacio Hualde). Eurospeech 2001, Aalborg, Denmark, September 3-7, 2001.

"Syntactic and prosodic constraints on focus in pitch-accent dialects of Basque". Topic and Focus: A Workshop on Intonation and Meaning, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, July 20-21, 2001.

"Binarity constraints on Intermediate Phrases". Workshop on Prosody in Processing, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, July 5-6, 2001.

"La duración como correlato acústico del acento en dialectos pitch-accent del euskera" (Gorka Elordieta & José Ignacio Hualde)". Segundo Congreso de Fonética Experimental, University of Seville, Spain, March 5-7, 2001.

"From pitch-accent to stress-accent in Basque and the typology of accentual systems" (José Ignacio Hualde, Gorka Elordieta, Iñaki Gaminde & Rajka Smiljanić). Seventh Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 7), University of Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for Psicolinguistics, The Netherlands, June 29-July 1, 2000.

"Another step in the modeling of Basque intonation: Bermeo" (Gorka Elordieta, Iñaki Gaminde, Inmaculada Hernáez, Jasone Salaberria & Igor Martín de Vidales). Poster presented at the Workshop on Text, Speech and Dialog, Pilsen, Czech Republic, September 13-17, 1999.

"Primer estudio comparativo de la entonación de tres variedades dialectales vascas". I Congreso de Fonética Experimental (CFE99), University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, February 22-24, 1999.

"French liaison and morphosyntactically-derived phonological domains". 1999 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Los Angeles, USA, January 7-10, 1999.

"The phonological import of syntactic features". Twenty-First GLOW Colloquium (GLOW 21), Tilburg University, The Netherlands, April 15-18, 1998.

"Phonological cohesion as a reflex of feature chains". Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL XVII), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, February 20-22, 1998.

"Intonational structure of Lekeitio Basque" (Sun-Ah Jun & Gorka Elordieta). ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Intonation: Theory, Models and Applications. Athens, Greece, September 18-20, 1997.

"French liaison as phonological realization of morphosyntactic relationships". Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 23), University of California, Berkeley USA, February 14-17, 1997.

"An Optimality theoretic analysis of Spanish diminutives" (Gorka Elordieta & María Carreira). Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 32), University of Chicago, USA, April 11-13, 1996. 

"Mora conservation in Optimality Theory: evidence from Spanish diminutives" (Gorka Elordieta & María Carreira). Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, March 30-31, 1996.

"On the direct mapping between syntax and PF". Fifth Annual Meeting of the Formal Linguistic Society of Mid-America (FLSM V), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 20-22, 1994.

"On prosodic government". Sixth Student Conference in Linguistics (SCIL VI), University of Rochester, Rochester, USA, May 8-9, 1994.

"Vowel assimilation in Lekeitio Basque and its implications for the minimalist theory". Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL 23), University of Washington, Seattle, USA, October 22-24, 1993.

"On the status of sequences of liquids in Southwestern Romance" (Gorka Elordieta & Jon Franco). Twenty-second Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 22), University of Texas at El Paso, USA, February 1992.