The preprint of the paper reporting on the results from the Delphi consensus survey we conducted on how to quantify bilingual experience using parental questionnaires is now available via OSF. This is part of the Q-BEx project. Highlights from the paper: We report cross-sector consensus on how to document bilingual experience 132 panellists from 29 […]
My former intern and research assistant, Elise van Wonderen, and I have a new paper coming out in the Journal of Child Language. In this paper we use the Dutch and Spanish versions of the Crosslinguistic Lexical Task (Haman, Łuniewska & Pomiechowska, 2015) to compare the language development of monolingual Dutch-speaking children, monolingual Spanish-speaking children […]
Together with my former MA student, Danai Tsinivits, we just had a paper accepted for a special issue of the journal Applied Psycholinguistics on Capturing and quantifying individual differences in bilingualism. Our study used parental report data to investigate the language development of bilingual toddlers growing up with Greek and Dutch as their two languages […]
Jasmijn Bosch (University Milano Bicocca) and I have a new paper on cross-linguistic influence, which has just been accepted for publication in Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. In this study, we find both quantitative and qualitative differences between bilingual children and their monolingual peers. More specifically, we find that bilingual English-Dutch children accept ungrammatical V2 sentences […]
One of my PhD students, Ellen van den Broek, has had her second paper accepted for publication in The Language Learning Journal. It’s about stimulating language awareness in the foreign language classroom and involves a qualitative analysis of teachers’ self-reported practices. Congratulations, Ellen! Here’s the complete reference, DOI to follow once the paper’s online: Broek, […]
Afgelopen jaar hebben Gerrit Jan Kootstra en ik een drietal animatieclips over meertaligheid ontwikkeld voor basisschoolleerlingen en hun leerkrachten. In de laatste editie van Tijdschrift Taal introduceren we in dit artikel deze clips, bespreken we onderliggende wetenschappelijke achtergronden en doen we suggesties voor verwerkingsactiviteiten die bij de animatieclips passen. De clips staan gewoon op YouTube […]
My former PhD student, Claire Goriot, has just had the third paper from her thesis accepted for publication, in Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. It’s on “Differences in phonological awareness performance: Are there positive or negative effects of bilingual experience?”. Link to follow once it’s online.