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.

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.

I tend to pronounce my name [ˈan̪deɾ eˈɣ̞urt͡s̻eɣ̞i], but it can also be pronounced [ˈan̪der eɣ̞urˈt͡s̻eɣ̞i]. Of course, I have answered to many other names, including [ˈʔandɐ], [ˈændɚ], [ˈændə(ɹ)], [ˈɑn.dər], [ˈɑndɛɾs] and even [anˈden]. We don’t have the space here for the variants of my last name, but that one runs wild. You can choose any variant or create a new one, as I’m happy to be the source of linguistic variation.

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.


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