Evelyn Bosma is a lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Linguistics.
Evelyn Bosma investigates the relationship between bilingualism and cognition, mainly among Frisian-Dutch bilingual children. For her research, she uses eye-tracking and EEG, among other techniques. She has written articles on cognate facilitation, code-switching and the cognitive effects of bilingualism.
She teaches several courses within Latin American Studies and supervises intern and thesis students, both at BA and MA level.
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 that, she worked as a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University and Utrecht University.
In 2021, Evelyn Bosma received the Keetje Hodshon Prize and was runner-up of the Gratama Science Prize. In 2020, she won the Klokhuis Science Prize, together with her former MA student Naomi Nota, with an eye-tracking study on the effect of cognates on Frisian-Dutch bilingual children’s reading. In 2018, she was nominated for the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize and 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.
Bosma, E., & Pablos, L. (2020). Switching direction modulates the engagement of cognitive control in bilingual reading comprehension: An ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 55, 100894.
Bosma, E., & Nota, N. (2020). Cognate facilitation in Frisian-Dutch bilingual children’s sentence reading: an eye-tracking study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 189.
- Bosma E., Bakker A., Zenger L. & Blom E. (2022), Supporting the development of the bilingual lexicon through translanguaging: a realist review integrating psycholinguistics with educational sciences, European Journal of Psychology of Education.
- Gathercole V.C.M., Stadthagen-González H., Parafita Couto M.C., Mulder H.N.M. de, Pérez-Tattam R.S., Bosma E., Borisova B.Z. & Romaneli M.G. (2022), Moveable Figures and Grounds: Making the case for the dual nature of motion events as events of motion AND change of state. In: Levie R. (Ed.) Developing language and literacy: Studies in honor of Dorit Diskin Ravid.: Springer Nature Switzerland.
- Blom E, Bosma E. & Heeringa W. (2021), Regular and irregular inflection in different groups of bilingual children and the role of verbal short-term and verbal working memory, Languages 6(1): 56.
- Bosma E. & Pablos Robles L. (2020), Switching direction modulates the engagement of cognitive control in bilingual reading comprehension: An ERP study, Journal of Neurolinguistics 55: 1-12.
- Bosma E. & Blom E. (2020), Language activities in a minority–majority language context: book reading at home is more important for Frisian than for Dutch, Journal of Child Language 47(2): 289-308.
- Bosma E. & Dijkstra J. (2020), Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives (MAIN) adapted for use in West Frisian, ZAS Papers in Linguistics 64 : 63-68.
- Bosma E. & Nota N. (2019), Cognate facilitation in Frisian–Dutch bilingual children’s sentence reading: An eye-tracking study, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 189: 1-18.
- Blom E., Boerma T., Bosma E, Cornips L, Heuij K. van den & Timmermeister M. (2019), Cross-language distance influences receptive vocabulary outcomes of bilingual children, First Language 40(2): 151-171.
- Bosma E. & Blom E. (2018), A code-switching asymmetry in bilingual children: code-switching from Dutch to Frisian requires more cognitive control than code-switching from Frisian to Dutch, The International Journal of Bilingualism : 1-17.
- Bosma E. (2017), Bilingual children acquire bilingual grammar, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition .
- Jansen M. & Bosma E. (2 October 2017), Hoe voordelig is tweetalig? Interviewed by Jansen M. [interview].
- Bosma E. (2 October 2017), Nij ûndersyk nei twataligens: amper foardiel foar bern.(Omrop Fryslân) [interview].
- Bosma E. (27 September 2017), ‘Bilingual grammar’: on the acquisition of cognate rules. Linguistics in Leiden. Leiden: Leiden University [blog entry].
- Bosma E., Heeringa W., Hoekstra E., Versloot A. & Blom E. (22 September 2017), Verbal working memory and the acquisition of cognate rules.. Anela Najaarsstudiedag 22 9 2017-22 9 2017 [conference poster].
- Bosma E., Hoekstra E., Versloot A. & Blom E. (2017), Minority language exposure, language balance and executive functioning in Frisian-Dutch bilingual children [ECDP, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 31, 2017].
- Bosma E., Heeringa W., Hoekstra E., Versloot A. & Blom E. (18 July 2017), Verbal working memory and the acquisition of cognate rules. 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language. 18 7 2017-18 7 2017 [conference poster].
- Bosma E., Heeringa W., Hoekstra E., Versloot A. & Blom E. (22 June 2017), Verbal working memory and the acquisition of cognate rules. TABU-dag 22 6 2017-22 6 2017 [conference poster].
- Bosma E., Heeringa W., Hoekstra E., Versloot A. & Blom E. (2017), Bilingualism and cognition: acquiring cognates with a cross-linguistic phonological regularity [International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB11), Limerick, Ireland, June 13, 2017].
- Blom E., Boerma T., Bosma E., Cornips L. & Everaert E. (2017), Cognitive advantages of bilingual children in different sociolinguistic contexts, Frontiers in Psychology 8: 1-12.
- Bosma E., Blom E. & Versloot A. (2017), Language balance and cognitive advantages in Frisian-Dutch bilingual children. In: Lauchlan F., Parafita Couto M.C. (Eds.) Bilingualism and Minority Languages in Europe: Current trends and developments.. 141-159.
- Bosma E., Hoekstra E., Versloot A. & Blom E. (2017), The minimal and short-lived effects of minority language exposure on the executive functions of Frisian-Dutch bilingual children, Frontiers in Psychology 8(1453): 1-12.
- Bosma E. (2017), Tweetaligheid minder voordelig dan gedacht for Onze Taal [interview].
- Bosma E., Hoekstra E., Versloot A. & Blom E. (2017), Verbal working memory is related to the acquisition of cross-linguistic phonological regularities, Frontiers in Psychology 8(1487): 1-11.
- Bosma E., Blom E., Hoekstra E. & Versloot A. (2016), A longitudinal study on the gradual cognate facilitation effect in bilingual children’s Frisian receptive vocabulary, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 22(4): 371-385.
- Blom E. & Bosma E. (2016), The sooner the better? An investigation into the role of age of onset and its relation with transfer and exposure in bilingual Frisian-Dutch children, Journal of Child Language 43: 581-607.
- Caspers J., Bosma E., Kramm F. & Reya P. (2012), Deaccentuation in Dutch as a second language: Where does the accent go to?, Linguistics in the Netherlands 29: 27-40.
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