Elma Blom

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elma Blom plays a role.


Book series


Cross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk

Edited by Elma Blom, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer

[Studies in Bilingualism, 52] 2017. vi, 358 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Theoretical linguistics

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Edited by Elma Blom and Sharon Unsworth

[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 27] 2010. vii, 292 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Previous research has shown that a crosslinguistic nonword repetition and narrative tasks can support the identification of developmental language disorder (DLD) in 5- and 6-year-old bilingual children. The tasks disentangled the effects of DLD and bilingualism and demonstrated good clinical… read more
Background. Some studies find that bilingual children perform below monolinguals on language measures, whereas other studies report no differences. For the purpose of this study, we investigated the Dutch lexical and narrative comprehension of bilingual Tarifit-Dutch and Turkish-Dutch children.… read more
Blom, Elma and Tessel Boerma 2017 Effects of language impairment and bilingualism across domains: Vocabulary, morphology and verbal memoryLanguage Impairment in Bilingual Children: State of the art 2017, Marinis, Theodoros, Sharon Armon-Lotem and George Pontikas (eds.), pp. 277–300 | Article
Purpose: This study examined the effects of language impairment (LI) and bilingualism across vocabulary, morphology and verbal memory in a sample of children learning Dutch. Methods: Children (MAGE = 71 months) were assigned to a monolingual group with typical development (TD) (n = 30), bilingual… read more
Blom, Elma, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer 2017 Cross-linguistic influence in bilingualism: Festschrift for Aafke HulkCross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk, Blom, Elma, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Chapter
This study focuses on the relationship between dialect use and the acquisition of standard Dutch vocabulary by young children in the Dutch province of Limburg.1 The results of a newly-developed dialect expressive vocabulary task show extensive inter-individual variation that does not support a… read more
Marinis, Theodoros, Vasiliki Chondrogianni, Nada Vasić, Fred Weerman and Elma Blom 2017 The impact of transparency and morpho-phonological cues in the acquisition of grammatical gender in sequential bilingual children and children with Specific Language Impairment: A cross-linguistic studyCross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk, Blom, Elma, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer (eds.), pp. 153–180 | Chapter
Previous research has indicated that children learning a first language (L1) and children learning a second language (L2) make errors with finiteness marking, even when they master the syntactic and morphological properties of finiteness marking in the target language. This study investigates… read more
Blom, Elma and Nada Vasić 2011  The production and processing of determiner–noun agreement in child L2 DutchInternal and External Factors in Child Second Language Acquisition, Hulk, Aafke and Theodoros Marinis (eds.), pp. 265–290 | Article
Recent research has shown that children who learn Dutch as their second language (L2) have difficulties with Dutch grammatical gender. This study shows that six to nine year old L2 Dutch children whose first language (L1) is Turkish noticed incorrect gender agreement between determiner and noun… read more
Unsworth, Sharon and Elma Blom 2010 Chapter 10. Comparing L1 children, L2 children and L2 adultsExperimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research, Blom, Elma and Sharon Unsworth (eds.), pp. 201–222 | Chapter
Generalizing over various observations on the language development of children acquiring a second language (child L2 acquisition), Schwartz (2003: 47) concludes that “in the domain of inflectional morphology, child L2 acquisition is more like child L1 acquisition, and in the domain of syntax, child… read more
Don, Jan and Elma Blom 2006 A constraint-based approach to morphological neutralizationLinguistics in the Netherlands 2006, Weijer, Jeroen van de and Bettelou Los (eds.), pp. 78–88 | Article
Blom, Elma 2002 On the use and interpretation of root infinitives in early child DutchModality and its Interaction with the Verbal System, Barbiers, Sjef, Frits Beukema and Wim van der Wurff (eds.), pp. 103–131 | Article