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Aintzane Doiz

Aintzane Doiz is Associate Professor at the Department of English and German Studies and Translation and Interpretation at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain). She received her PhD in Linguistics in 1995 at UCSD (University of California, San Diego). Her latest research includes EMI, multilingualism at pre-university and university levels, and attitudes and motivation in the acquisition of an L3 in CLIL. Together with David Lasagabaster and Juan Sierra, she has edited several books in Multilingual Matters, John Benjamins and Peter Lang. Her research interests also include cognitive semantics, contrastive linguistics and applied linguistics. She lectures on semantic analysis and the didactics of language at the MA programme Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings (UPV/EHU). She was the director of International Mobility and Cooperation at the UPV/EHU from 2005 to 2008.

Research Interests

Semantics, cognitive linguistics, second language acquisition, contrastive linguistics.


David Lasagabaster, Aintzane Doiz. (2023) (Guest Editors) The impact of the use of English as medium of instruction on classroom interaction. “Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices” (Special Issue). Pub.:Equinox. ISBN: 2632-4490 .  Abstract || PDF
David Lasagabaster, Aintzane Doiz, Esther Gómez Lacabex, Marta Kopinska. (2021) Learning history in English: Language-related materials for students. Pub.:Servicio Editorial UPV/EHU. ISBN: 978-84-1319-303-8.  Abstract || PDF
David Lasagabaster, Aintzane Doiz. (2021) (Editors) Language use in English-medium instruction at university: International perspectives on teacher practice. Pub.:Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-367-68178-4.  Abstract || PDF
Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster. (2020) The role of languages in English-Medium Instruction (EMI) at university. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 23 (3) (Special Issue). Pub.:Taylor and Francis. ISBN: .  Abstract || PDF
David Lasagabaster, Aintzane Doiz. (2016) CLIL experiences in secondary and tertiary education: In search of good practices. Pub.:Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-3-0343-2104-4.  Abstract || PDF
David Lasagabaster, Aintzane Doiz, Juan Manuel Sierra Plo (eds.). (2014) Motivation and Foreign Language Learning: From Theory to Practice. Pub.:John Benjamins. ISBN: 9789027213235.  Abstract || PDF
Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster, Juan Manuel Sierra Plo (eds.). (2013) English-Medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges. Pub.:Multilingual Matters. ISBN: 1-85359-980-1.  Abstract || PDF

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