It is our pleasure to announce that the 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2021) will take place fully online on June 3-4, 2021.
This conference was originally intended to take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on May 28-29, 2020, and was then referred to as ISBPAC 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.
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 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. Our fantastic keynote speakers illustrate ISBPAC’s aims.
- Ann Bradlow, Northwestern University
- Ton Dijkstra, Radboud University
- Ludovica Serratrice, University of Reading