Yesim Sevinc

Research Fellow
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Educational Background

2013 -2017 Ph.D in (Interdisciplinary) Linguistics, Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing), University of Oslo, Norway

PhD Thesis: Language anxiety in the immigrant context: An interdisciplinary perspective

2011- 2013 MA in Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

MA Thesis: Lexical and Structural Changes in Turkish Spoken in the Netherlands: ‘Linguistic and social factors in Turkish-Dutch contact’.

2009 - 2011 MA in Linguistics, Kafkas University, Turkey.

MA Thesis: Individual Differences Between Polish and Turkish ESL Learners.

2003 - 2007 BA in Teaching English as a Second Language, Istanbul University, Turkey.

BA Thesis: Effective Language Learning.


Work Experience

August 2013 - Nov 2017, PhD Research Fellow, Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing), University of Oslo, Norway

Jan 2013 - Sept 2013 Research Assistant, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Nov 2011 - Sept 2013 Research Assistant in ERC Traces of Contact project directed by Prof. Dr. Pieter Muysken. Radboud university, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. 

Nov 2009 - Sept 2011 Erasmus Program Coordinator, Kafkas University International Relation Office.

Nov 2008 - Sept 2011 English Language Instructor, Kafkas University, Turkey.



2012 Anéla, the third best master’s thesis, 2012 Anéla/VIOT Thesis Award.

2003 Istanbul University Achievement Scholarship, Foreign Languages Department. 



First and second language acquisition (LING1107 2017, Spring)

Introduction to Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (LING1113 2017, Spring)


Website and Publications:


Emneord: Flerspråklighet


Sevinç, Y. (To appear). Embodying emotion in migration and in language contact settings. In G.L. Schiewer, J. Altarriba and B. Chin Ng (eds.), Handbook on Language and Emotion. De Gruyter Mouton.

Sevinç, Y. (2017). Language anxiety in the immigrant context: An interdisciplinary perspective. Unpublished PhD Thesis. University of Oslo.

Sevinç, Y. (2017). Language anxiety in the immigrant context: Sweaty palms? International Journal of Bilingualism.

Sevinç, Y. (2016). Language maintenance and shift under pressure: Three generations of the Turkish immigrant community in the Netherlands. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 242, 81-117. 

Sevinç, Y. & Dewaele, J-M. (2016). Heritage language anxiety and majority language anxiety among Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands. International Journal of Bilingualism. 

Sevinç, Y., & Backus, A. (2017). Anxiety, language use and linguistic competence in an immigrant context: A vicious circle? International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

Sevinç, Y. (2014). Linguistic and social factors in Turkish-Dutch contact across generations. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 3(1): 82-100. 10.1075/dujal.3.1.05sev

Dewaele, J-M., & Sevinç, Y.  (2017). La double anxiété langagière des immigrants. Babylonia, The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning 1. Special Issue: Immigrants and language issues.

Sevinç, Y. (2012). Lexical and structural changes in Turkish spoken in The Netherlands. Linguistic and social factors in Turkish-Dutch contact. MA thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen.

Backus, A., Demircay, D. & Sevinç, Y. (2013). Converging evidence on contact effects on second and third generation Immigrant Turkish. A study on exploration of new methodologies. Tilburg Papers in Culture Studies. Tilburg University.

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  • Sevinc, Yesim (2017). Language Anxiety in the Immgirant Context. An interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Sevinc, Yesim (2015). "Dutch? It's a must to prove myself to Dutch people”: A new generation and language shift of Turkish migrants in the Netherlands.
  • Sevinc, Yesim (2015). Exploring linguistic anxiety across generations, across disciplines: The case of Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands.
  • Sevinc, Yesim (2015). Language anxiety across generations, across disciplines: Implications for the relation between bilingual speech, anxiety and physiology.
  • Sevinc, Yesim (2014). "Dutch to me? It's simply a criminal, the murderer of my Turkish." The effects of language shift.
  • Sevinc, Yesim (2014). HOME: Is it where I come from or where I make my living? Social-Emotional Outcomes of the Immigrant Experience.
  • Sevinc, Yesim (2014). The effects of language shift across three generations of Turkish-Dutch bilinguals.
  • Türker-Van der Heiden, Emel & Sevinc, Yesim (2014). Lexical and Structural Characteristics of Turkish Spoken in the Netherlands and in Norway.

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Publisert 5. nov. 2014 19:37 - Sist endret 1. feb. 2018 17:10