Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano - Biography#


Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano is Associate Professor (Full Professor accreditation since 2015) in Linguistics at the University of Zaragoza and Researcher at the Excellency Research Group PSYLEX (Government of Aragon, Spain). She holds a degree in English Philology from Deusto University (1995) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh (2000). She has been a post-doctoral research fellow with funds from the Basque Government at the University of California, Berkeley (1999–2001) and Deusto University (2001–2003) and an invited research fellow at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley (2000–2001), the Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, Holland (2002, 2003, 2006, 2008), University of Concepción, Chile (2007, 2008), U.C. Berkeley (2009) and Lund University, Sweden (2014). She has been an Assistant Professor at the University of the Basque Country (2002-2003) and invited professor at several universities in Spain (Córdoba, Castilla-La Mancha, Basque Country, Almería, Rovira i Virgili, Murcia, Vigo, La Laguna, Alicante) and across the world (Concepción (Chile), Tartu (Estonia), Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Lima (Peru), Olomouc (Czech Rep.), Fribourg (Switzerland)).

Her research focuses on theoretical and applied cognitive linguistics (embodiment, metaphor, constructions), semantic typology (lexicalisation, polysemy), ideophones and sound symbolism, and contrastive linguistics (Basque, Romance, Germanic), especially around issues related to perception, bodyparts, and space and motion. She is currently the Co- PI of the Spanish Government and FEDER funded project "Concepts, structures, and sounds: a pluralistic approach to the essential ingredients of human language (FFI2017-82460-P).

She is the (co-)author of national and international journal articles (51) and book chapters (63). For instance, Cognitive Linguistics 15, 2004, Language 83, 2007, Atlantis 30.1, 2008, RESLA 23, 2010, Intercultural Pragmatics 10, 2013, 2015, Cognitive Linguistics 25, 2014, Folia Linguistica 49, 2015, Language Learning 66, 2016, Canadian Journal of Linguistics 62, 2017, IRAL .57, 2019. Among her books (15), Sound symbolism and motion in Basque (2006, Lincom Europa), Hizkuntzaren Bihotzean. Euskal Onomatopeien Hiztegia (2006, Gaiak), Language, Mind, and the Lexicon (2007, Peter Lang), Lingüística Cognitiva (2012, Anthropos), Cognitive Linguistics and Translation: Advances in some theoretical models and applications (2013, Mouton de Gruyter), To be or not to be a word (2015, CSP), Space and motion across languages (2017, Benjamins), Lingüística cognitiva y español LE/L2 (2019, Routledge), And yet they DONT move: A genre approach to metaphorical motion (forth., Mouton de Gruyter), Lingüística y cognición. El lenguaje desde la lingüística cognitiva (forth., Síntesis).

She is a member of the editorial committee of JRC journals such Review of Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics, and of the scientific committee of journals such as Cognitive Linguistics, CogniTextes, Ciencia Cognitiva, Oihenart. Cuadernos de Lengua y Literatura, Triangle, as well as an expert member/consultor in research agencies such as ANEP (Spain), FONDECYT (Chile), FWO (Flanders), AGAUR (Catalunya), GIF (Germany). She has served four terms as Secretary for the Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognitiva (2004-2008; 2012-2016) and is currently director for the Lexicografía y Lexicología scientific panel at AESLA (2013-2019). Since August 2018, she is also a scientific member of the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI, Mind, Language and Thought Unit).

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