Ander Egurtzegi

Ander Egurtzegi

Chargé de Recherche (tenured researcher)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique



I am a historical phonologist and occasional labphonista at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at IKER UMR5478. I mainly work on the typology of sound change, with a focus on the historical changes found in Basque.

I have worked on a wide range of topics including metathesis, u-fronting, nasalized aspiration, consonant cluster resolution, accentual shifts, final obstruent voicing, and acoustic descriptions of endangered dialects. You can find most of these papers in the publications section of this website.

I currently teach Basque Phonology at the UPPA and Sound Change at the UPV/EHU’s Linguistics Masters.

You might remember me from my time at the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing of the University of Munich, the Phonetics Lab of the University of the Basque Country, or the briefer periods I spent at the City University of New York or the Complutense University of Madrid.

If my name rings a bell but my face and work don’t match with it, note that there is yet another linguist that answers to A. Egurtzegi: Check out my brother’s work on psycholinguistics at Uni Zurich.