We are happy to announce the 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2020).

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.

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.

Keynote Speakers

  • 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 by John Field, University of Bedfordshire

Important Dates

Abstract SubmissionNovember 15th, 2019 — January 15th, 2020
Notification of AcceptanceEarly March, 2020
RegistrationMarch 1st, 2020 — April 10th, 2020 (Early Bird)
April 11th, 2020 — May 15th, 2020 (Regular)
Pre-Conference WorkshopMay 27th, 2020
ConferenceMay 28th, 2020 — May 29th, 2020