Mirjam Broersma

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mirjam Broersma plays a role.



Despite the importance of conscious awareness in second language acquisition theories, little is known about how L2 speech perception can be improved by explicit phonetic instruction. This study examined the relationship between phonological awareness and perception in Dutch younger and older… read more
Goriot, Claire, Sharon Unsworth, Roeland van Hout, Mirjam Broersma and James M. McQueen 2021 Differences in phonological awareness performance: Are there positive or negative effects of bilingual experience?Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 11:3, pp. 418–451 | Article
Children who have knowledge of two languages may show better phonological awareness than their monolingual peers (e.g. Bruck & Genesee, 1995). It remains unclear how much bilingual experience is needed for such advantages to appear, and whether differences in language or cognitive skills alter… read more
Carter, Diana, Mirjam Broersma and Kevin Donnelly 2016 Applying computing innovations to bilingual corpus analysisLanguage Acquisition Beyond Parameters: Studies in honour of Juana M. Liceras, Alba de la Fuente, Anahí, Elena Valenzuela and Cristina Martínez Sanz (eds.), pp. 281–301 | Article
With current innovations in corpus analysis, it is now possible to extract and analyze large amounts of monolingual and bilingual data in minutes, as opposed to the numerous hours previously needed to manually analyze a much smaller quantum of data. In this chapter, we review innovative techniques… read more
Broersma, Mirjam 2011 Triggered code-switching: Evidence from picture naming experimentsModeling Bilingualism: From Structure to Chaos, Schmid, Monika S. and Wander Lowie (eds.), pp. 37–58 | Article
This paper presents experimental evidence that cognates can trigger codeswitching. In two picture naming experiments, Dutch-English bilinguals switched between Dutch and English. Crucial words followed either a cognate or a non-cognate. In Experiment 1, response language was indicated by a color… read more
Bot, Kees de, Mirjam Broersma and Ludmila Isurin 2009 4. Sources of triggering in code switchingMultidisciplinary Approaches to Code Switching, Isurin, Ludmila, Donald Winford and Kees de Bot (eds.), pp. 85–102 | Article
Broersma, Mirjam, Ludmila Isurin, Sybrine Bultena and Kees de Bot 2009 5. Triggered code switching: Evidence from Dutch – English and Russian – English bilingualsMultidisciplinary Approaches to Code Switching, Isurin, Ludmila, Donald Winford and Kees de Bot (eds.), pp. 103–128 | Article
This article is about the triggering hypothesis for codeswitching. The original version of the hypothesis is not compatible with recent theories on speech production. Its claim that words have a raised chance of being codeswitched when they verge on a trigger word is inconsistent with the… read more