Naomi Nota and Evelyn Bosma winner of the fifth Klokhuis Science Award

16 November 2020
The study 'How do bilingual children in Friesland read?' is the winner of the fifth Klokhuis Science Award. The winning project is by Naomi Nota, PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Dr. Evelyn Bosma, a post-doctoral researcher in the field of linguistics and psycholinguistics.

How do bilingual children in Friesland read?

PhD student Naomi Nota and Dr. Evelyn Bosma studied how bilingual children in Friesland read. In the study, they had children between the ages of 9 and 12 read sentences in Frisian and Dutch, and used an eye-tracker to keep track of how fast the children read. The conclusion of the study was that Frisian children use their knowledge of Dutch when they read Frisian.

Chosen by children

The winner was chosen by children, who could vote via the website of Het Klokhuis for the research they find most interesting and relevant. A total of 4086 children voted. The winning survey received 1055 votes. A science issue of Het Klokhuis will be devoted to the field of the winning research. This episode will be screened during InScience 2021.

The Klokhuis Science Award was announced live online on Sunday 15 November during the sixth edition of InScience by Klokhuis presenter Janouk Kelderman.

Link to publication

Nota and Bosma are affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Leiden University, Utrecht University and Radboud University

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