Victor van Daal, born in Linne, the Netherlands, in 1953. Ph.D. from VU University Amsterdam. Professor of Special Education at the University of Stavanger.
Fellow (1 September 2010 – 30 June 2011)
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: A TWIN AND FAMILY DESIGN
During my stay at NIAS I constructed direct tests of second language learning, which was the main objective during my stay at NIAS. These tests will be piloted and screened for psychometric quality as soon as the schools in the Netherlands reopen after the summer break. These tests are developed for Dutch as L1, and English, German and French as L2s. After the psychometric quality assessments the constructed tests will replace self-reports on second language learning in on-going and new twin research projects. I completed 5 articles in refereed journals and one chapter in an edited book. I was invited twice as a speaker and delivered talks at four other conferences.