Wie mail zegt, denkt aan meel


My research was briefly mentioned in NRC Handelsblad (article by: Ewoud Sanders and Marc van Oostendorp) on March 28th, 2011 (pp. 24). One or two aspects were misrepresented, however. Firstly, the study that the authors refer to used homophones (e.g., pet NL-'hat') rather than loan words. Secondly, it is incorrect to say the brain region for meel (flour) lit up when the bilinguals heard mail. Rather, we were able to infer from the bilinguals' EEG brain responses that both meanings of these homophones were activated. See Chapter 4 of my Thesis for more information.

NRC Handelsblad: Woordnieuws