Eliane Segers

List of John Benjamins publications for which Eliane Segers plays a role.


Developmental Perspectives in Written Language and Literacy: In honor of Ludo Verhoeven

Edited by Eliane Segers and Paul van den Broek

[Not in series, 206] 2017. xi, 447 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Multilingualism | Psycholinguistics | Writing and literacy

Constraints on Spelling Changes

Edited by Guido Nottbusch and Eliane Segers

Special issue of Written Language & Literacy 10:2 (2007) 162 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Language teaching | Pragmatics | Writing and literacy


We investigated the development of word decoding (Grades 4–6; 165 children) in Papiamento (L1) and Dutch (L2) in the postcolonial context of the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. The results show a steady development over the upper Grades for both L1 Papiamento and L2 Dutch… read more
Yuan, Han, Eliane Segers and Ludo Verhoeven 2020 Factors affecting L2 phonological awareness in Chinese-Dutch preschoolersWritten Language & Literacy 23:1, pp. 109–128 | Article
The present study compared the relationship between Dutch phonological awareness (rhyme awareness, initial phoneme isolation), Dutch speech decoding and Dutch receptive vocabulary in two groups in different linguistic environments: 30 Mandarin Chinese-Dutch bilingual children and 24 monolingual… read more
Sande, Eva van de, Eliane Segers and Ludo Verhoeven 2017 How executive control predicts early reading developmentWritten Language & Literacy 20:2, pp. 170–193 | Article
Attentional and action control are two levels of executive control that are essential to early reading development. Together these levels enable the construction and monitoring of cognitive representations and of efficient task-behavior, which are both necessary to benefit from reading… read more
Segers, Eliane 2017 Children’s hypertext comprehensionDevelopmental Perspectives in Written Language and Literacy: In honor of Ludo Verhoeven, Segers, Eliane and Paul van den Broek (eds.), pp. 149–163 | Chapter
The present chapter gives an overview of the literature on hypertext comprehension, children’s hypertext comprehension and individual variation therein, ending with a perspective for future research. Hypertext comprehension requires the reader to make bridging inferences between the different parts… read more
Fesel, Sabine S., Eliane Segers, Linda de Leeuw and Ludo Verhoeven 2016 Strategy training and mind-mapping facilitates children’s hypertext comprehensionWritten Language & Literacy 19:2, pp. 131–156 | Article
Children in primary school read hypertext for comprehension. However, children typically are taught reading strategies for linear text, while these strategies are not automatically transferrable one-to-one to hypertext. In the present study, a training group of 55 sixth-graders were taught four… read more
Gorp, Karly van, Eliane Segers and Ludo Verhoeven 2016 Masked onset priming in lexical decision: Differential effects in adults and beginning readersWritten Language & Literacy 19:1, pp. 94–113 | Article
In masked onset priming (MOPE) there is an overlap between prime and target in the onset. This has been shown to lead to faster word recognition of the target in adults in naming tasks but not in lexical decision tasks. To take a developmental stance, the present study investigated MOPE of various… read more
Nottbusch, Guido and Eliane Segers 2007 Introduction: Constraints on spelling changesConstraints on Spelling Changes, Nottbusch, Guido and Eliane Segers (eds.), pp. 83–87 | Article
Segers, Eliane and Ludo Verhoeven 2002 Does speech manipulation make word discrimination easier?Precursors of Functional Literacy, Verhoeven, Ludo, Carsten Elbro and Pieter Reitsma (eds.), pp. 109–118 | Article