It is our pleasure to announce that the AcqVA AURORA center at UiT The Arctic University of Norway will host the 4th International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2022) on August 4th and 5th, 2022

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.

When the ISBPAC symposium started out in 2016, it had 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 2022, 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. Our fantastic keynote speakers illustrate ISBPAC’s aims.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Eleonora Rossi, University of Florida
  • Dr. Gigi Luk , McGill University
  • Dr. Zofia Wodniecka, Jagiellonian University
  • Dr. Viorica Marian, Northwestern University