As a member of the AThEME project, Evelyn Bosma investigates the relationship between bilingualism and cognition. She currently leads two research projects. The first one is an eye-tracking study on the effect of cognates on Frisian-Dutch bilingual children's reading. The second one is an EEG-study with Dutch-English bilinguals on the relationship between code-switching and cognitive control.
She teaches the Research Group Dutch as a Second Language and supervises several interns and thesis students, both at BA and MA level. If you are interested in doing an internship or writing your thesis within the AThEME project, please contact Evelyn Bosma.
Evelyn Bosma (Rotterdam, 1989) studied Linguistics and Latin-American Studies at Leiden University. In 2017, she defended her PhD thesis (Fryske Akademy/UvA) on the linguistic and cognitive development of Frisian-Dutch bilingual children, after which she became a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University.
Grants and awards
In 2017, she won the Science Prize from the RUG/Campus Fryslân and the Best Poster Award at the TABU-dag.
She wrote articles for Onze Taal and Sprachspiegel, and blogged about her work on the websites of Science Palooza, De AyO-tún, Leiden Language Blog and Meertalig.nl. Furthermore, she did interviews with the local radio and several newspapers, including Omrop Fryslân, Leeuwarder Courant, Leidsch Dagblad and Kennislink.