Eveline Boers-Visker MEd (1977) has been a researcher for the Research group Deaf Studies since 2008, where she is conducting her doctoral research. Her research consists of three sub-studies, aimed at acquiring skills related to the use of space by adults learning Dutch sign language as a foreign language.
Eveline has been working as a lecturer at the Institute for Sign Language & Deaf Studies since 2001. She had previously completed the Dutch Sign Language Teacher (NGT) programme, after which she received a degree as Dutch Sign Language Interpreter (Tolk NGT) in 2005. In 2008 she graduated with distinction for the master’s degree programme in Dutch Sign Language Teacher.
Fields of expertise
- Didactics of Dutch Sign Language
- Acquisition of Dutch Sign Language
- Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- The acquisition of strategies to express plurality in hearing second language learners of sign language of the Netherlands
- Learning to use space: A study into the SL2 acquisition process of adult learners of Sign Language of the Netherlands
- Space Oddities: The Acquisition of Agreement Verbs by L2 Learners of Sign Language of the Netherlands