The 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2020) would like to invite you to submit abstracts. Texts can be submitted until the 15th of January 2020.
Call for Abstracts
We encourage you to submit 250 word abstracts that address topics in bilingual child, adult, and heritage-speaker processing, including but not limited to the following:
• Phonetic, phonological, lexical, morphological and syntactic processing
• Crosslinguistic influence in bilingual speech production and comprehension
• Cognitive consequences of multilingualism
• Language processing in attrition
• Implications of multilingual language processing for teaching
• Neuroscientific studies of bilingual processing
• Multimodal language and communication
ISBPAC 2020 will take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on May 28-29, 2020. It will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, which is located on the Radboud University campus. There will be a pre-conference workshop on May 27, 2020.
ISBPAC started in 2016 at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany, initiated by Shanley Allen and colleagues. The second edition took place in 2018 at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, organized by Holger Hopp and colleagues.
The ISBPAC symposium started out in 2016 with the explicit aim to include research on children as well as adults. ISBPAC 2018 added “L2” to the title, to include all types of bilingualism ranging from fluent bilinguals to beginning L2 learners. At ISBPAC 2020, while we do not wish to add any more words to the symposium’s name, we emphasize multi- and interdisciplinarity; we aim to bring together researchers who investigate bilingual and L2 processing from various disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, multimodal communication, and language pedagogy, and all domains of language. The pre-conference workshop will address the teaching of L2 listening. Our three fantastic keynote speakers illustrate ISBPACs aims.
- Ann Bradlow, Northwestern University
- Ton Dijkstra, Radboud University
- Ludovica Serratrice, University of Reading
Pre-Conference Workshop “Teaching L2 Listening”
This one-day workshop aims to bring together educational practitioners and researchers interested in L2 listening. Keynote speech will be given by John Field, University of Bedfordshire.
Conference: Thursday, 28th – Friday, 29th May 2020
Pre-Conference Workshop: Wednesday, 27rd May 2020
Abstract Submission: 15th November 2019 – 15th January 2020
Notification of Acceptance: Beginning of March 2020
Registration: 1st March – 15th May 2020
Early Bird Registration: 1st March – 10th April 2020