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World Languages Center

Gorka Basterretxea Santiso

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

Gorka Basterretxea Santiso (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the World Languages Center since 2023. His main area of interest is sociolinguistics and bilingualism particularly in Spain and the US and he is interested in discovering new ways of introducing his research on language variation into teaching. Originally from the Basque Country, he completed a PhD and an MS at Georgetown University, an MA at Illinois State University, and a BA at Universidad de Salamanca.

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National Science Foundation (2022-2023), Linguistics Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant LING-DDRI ($ 11,923), Dissertation: Linguistic Transfer in Basque Spanish: Gender Agreement Production and Attitudes

Basterretxea Santiso, G., & Sanz, C. (2023). Perspectives and Motives Involved in Study Abroad: Covid, Race, and SES. L2 Journal (special issue edited by Robert Blake: Studyin abroad during COVID and beyond), 15(2), 10-28.

Basterretxea Santiso, G., & Sanz, C. (2022). Study abroad and student decision making in times of Covid: A mixed methods study. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 34(1), 45-60.

Basterretxea Santiso, G. (2022). A triangulation study on gender agreement in Spanish by native Basque speakers. Revista Española de Lingüística (RSEL), 52(1), 7-37.

Basterretxea Santiso, G. (2021). La comparación de pronombres de segunda persona del singular en el español peninsular y en el euskera: ¿Una misión imposible? Lingüística y Literatura, 79(1), 216-236.

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    Georgetown University, Hispanic Linguistics, PhD
    Georgetown University, MS
    Illinois State University, MA
    Universidad de Salamanca, BA

  • Contact

  • Address

    428 Meserve Hall
    360 huntington Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Monday 12:00 - 1:00 pm & Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
    By appointment.