D. (Daan) Hermans PhD

Daan Hermans
Function
Senior researcher
Expertise

Background
I have been working for Kentalis since 2000, when I finished my Ph.D in Applied Linguistics at the University in Nijmegen. At Kentalis I generally work on projects, most of them with deaf or hard-of-hearing children in primary education.

Specialist areas
Executive functioning of DHH children and children with primary language impairment, quality of instruction in educational programs for DHH children, bimodal and unimodal bilingualism.

Publications 

  • van Jaarsveld , H.J. , Dijkstra , T. , & Hermans , D. (1997). The detection of semantic illusions: Task-specific effects for similarity an position of distorted terms. Psychological Research , 59 , 219 –230
  • Schreuder, R., & Hermans, D. (1998). Mental control and language selection. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1, 96-97.
  • Hermans, D., Bongaerts, T., De Bot, K. & Schreuder, R. (1998). Producing words in a foreign language: Can speakers prevent interference from their first language? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1, 213–229.
  • Hermans, D. (2000). Word production in a foreign language. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Hermans, D. (2004). Between-language identity effects in picture–word interference tasks: A challenge for language-nonspecific or language-specific models of lexical access? International Journal of Bilingualism, 8, 115–125.
  • Hermans, D., Knoors, H., & Verhoeven, L. (2007). Testbatterij Nederlandse Gebarentaal. [Proficiency Test Sign Language of the Netherlands]. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Radboud University Nijmegen, Expertisecentrum Atypische Communicatie.
  • Hermans, D., Knoors, H., Ormel, E., & Verhoeven, L. (2008). Modeling reading vocabulary learning in deaf children in bilingual education programs. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 13, 155–174. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enm056.
  • Hermans, D., Ormel, E., Knoors, H., & Verhoeven, L. (2008). The relationship between the reading and signing skills of deaf Children in bilingual education programs. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 13, 518–530. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enn009.
  • Mollink, H., Hermans, D., & Knoors, H. (2008). Vocabulary training of spoken words in hard-of-hearing children. Deafness and Education International, 10, 80–92. doi: 10.1002/dei.240.
  • Hermans, D., Knoors, H., & Verhoeven, L. (2010). Assessment of Sign Language development: The case of deaf children in the Netherlands. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 15, 107–119. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enp030.
  • Hermans, D., Ormel, E., & Knoors, H. (2010). On the relation between the signing and reading skills of deaf bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13, 187–199. doi:10.1080/3670050903474093
  • Ormel, E., Hermans, D., Knoors, H., & Verhoeven, L. (2010). The role of sign phonology and iconicity during sign processing: The case of deaf children. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 14, 436–448.
  • Ormel, E., Hermans, D., Knoors, H., Hendriks, A., & Verhoeven,L. (2010). Phonological activation during visual word recognition in deaf and hearing children. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 53, 801–820. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/08-0033).
  • Ormel, E., Gijsel, M. A. R., Hermans, D., Bosman, A. M. T., Knoors, H., & Verhoeven, L. (2010). Semantic categorization: A comparison between deaf and hearing children. Journal of Communication Disorders, 43, 347–360.
  • Knoors, H., & Hermans, D. (2010). Effective instruction for deaf and hard-of-hearing students: Teaching strategies, school settings, and student characteristics. In M. Marschark & P. E. Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of deaf studies, language, and education (Vol. 2, pp. 57–71). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • van Dijk R., Boers E., Christoffels I. & Hermans, D. (2011). Directionality effects in simultaneous language interpreting: The case of sign language interpreters in the Netherlands. American Annals of the Deaf, 156, 47–55.
  • Gijsel, M.R., Ormel, E.A., Hermans, D., Verhoeven, L. & Bosman, A.M.T. (2011). Semantic categorization and reading skill across Dutch primary grades: development yes, relationship no*. Journal of Child Language, 38, 356-379.
  • Hermans, D., Ormel, E., Van Besselaar, R., & Van Hell, J. (2011). Lexical activation in bilinguals’ speech production is dynamic: How language ambiguous words can affect cross-language activation. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26, 1687–1709.
  • Kroll, J. F., & Hermans, D. (2011). Psycholinguistic perspectives on language processing in bilinguals. In M. Schmid & W. Lowie (Eds.), Modeling Bilingualism. From Structure to Chaos: In Honor of Kees de Bot, (pp. 15-36). Studies in Bilingualism, 43. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers.
  • van Dijk, R., Christoffels, I., Postma, A., & Hermans, D. (2012). The relation between the working memory skills of sign language interpreters and the quality of their interpretations. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 15, 340–350. Doi:10.1017/S1366728911000198
  • Hermans (2012). Formal Models of Bilingual Speech Production. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0430
  • Ormel, E., Hermans, D., Knoors, H., & Verhoeven, L. (2012). Cross-language effects in visual word recognition: The case of bilingual deaf children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 15, 288–303.
  • Hermans, D., Wauters, de Klerk, A., & Knoors, H. (2014). Quality of Instruction in Bilingual Schools for Deaf Children. Through the Children’s Eyes and the Camera’s Lens In M. Marschark, G. Tang & H. Knoors (eds.). Bilingualism and Bilinguals Deaf Education (pp 271-292). New York, NY: Oxford University Press
  • Hermans, D., De Klerk, A. Wauters, L. & Knoors, H. (2014). The Twinschool : A Co-enrollment Program in the Netherlands Lens In M. Marschark, G. Tang & H. Knoors (eds.). Bilingualism and Bilinguals Deaf Education (pp 396-423). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Hermans, D., Vugs, B., van Berkel, L., & Knoors, H. (2015). Deaf children’s executive functions: from research to practice. In H. Knoors & M. Marschark (Eds.), Educating deaf learn¬ers: Creating a global evidence base (pp. 231–260). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Vissers, C., Koolen, S., Hermans, D., Scheper, A., & Knoors, H. (2015). Executive functioning in preschoolers with specific language impairment. Frontiers in psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01574
  • Hermans, D., Wauters, L., Willemsen, M. & Knoors. (2016). Vocabulary acquisition in Deaf and Hard-of-hearing children: research and intervention. In M. Marschark & P,E, Spencer (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Language (pp 161-180). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Sikora, K., Roelofs, A., Hermans, D., & Knoors, H. (2016). Executive control in spoken noun-phrase production: Contributions of updating, inhibiting, and shifting. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 1719-1740. DOI:10.1080/17470218.2015.1093007
  • Sikora, K., Roelofs, A. & Hermans, D (2016). Electrophysiology of executive control in spoken noun-phrase production: Dynamics of updating, inhibiting, and shifting. Neuropsychologia, 84, 44-53. DOI:10.1080/17470218.2015.1093007