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D.J. (Darlene) Keydeniers MA

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Nederlandse Taalkunde
Photographer: Francien de Wolf

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 4.27
Postal address
  • Postbus 1637
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profile

    In February 2018 I started working as a PhD within Project MIND (Multilingualism in Day care/Meertaligheid in Dagopvang). This project investigates the impact of multilingual day cares (Dutch-English) on the acquisition of the first language (Dutch) and the second (English). The participating daycare centers and their children will be followed for several years.

    For this project, I study the acquisition and development of the Dutch language. What does bilingual daycare (Dutch-English) mean for the development of the Dutch language? Are particular aspects of Dutch subject to crosslinguistic influence? And what effect does bilingual daycare have on children acquiring Dutch as their first, second or even third language? By assessing standardized language tests as well as analyzing the nature of Dutch input offered at multilingual daycares my aim is to gain more insight into the process of acquiring multiple languages at a very young age, and the influence of second language acquisition on the first.


    This project is supervised by:

  • Teaching
  • Publications




    • MIND-team, Aalberse, S. P., Andringa, S. J., Hanekamp, K., Keydeniers, D. J., Kuiken, F., Thieme, A. M. M., Verhagen, J., & Vos, E. (2021). Meertaligheid in dagopvang. Een onderzoek naar de effecten van het gebruik van twee talen op het kinderdagverblijf. Universiteit van Amsterdam.


    • Keydeniers, D. J. (2019). Organization of bilingual programs in preschool education in the Netherlands. Abstract from Anéla Najaarsstudiedag 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Keydeniers, D. J., Aalberse, S. P., & Andringa, S. J. (2019). The effects of early English foreign language teaching on the acquisition of the Dutch prepositional system. 44-45. Abstract from EuroSLA, Lund, Sweden.


    • Keydeniers, D. J., & Hanekamp, K. (2018). Project MIND: Multilingualism in Daycare. Poster session presented at Harmonious Bilingualism I, Belgium.


    • Keydeniers, D. J., Eliazer, J., & Schaeffer, J. C. (2017). Overgeneration of de/the in young children: Comparing different methods and different theories in child Dutch. Poster session presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, United States.

    Talk / presentation

    • Keydeniers, D. (speaker), Kuiken, F. (speaker) & Vos, E. (speaker) (5-3-2019). Meertaligheid in dagopvang, Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid.


    • Aalberse, S. (organiser), Andringa, S. (organiser), Hanekamp, K. (organiser), Keydeniers, D. (organiser), Kuiken, F. (organiser), Verhagen, J. (organiser) & Vos, E. (organiser) (29-3-2019). MIND Meeting, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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