International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC2024)

May 23, 2024 - May 24, 2024

We are delighted to announce that ISBPAC will be held from 23rd - 24th May 2024 at Swansea University, UK. Our keynote speakers are:

Gwennan Higham, Swansea University, UK
Holger Hopp, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Christos Pliatsikas, University of Reading, UK
Sharon Unsworth, Radboud Universiteit, The Netherlands.

We will also hold a pre-conference workshop on 22nd May on Latent Variable Modelling led by Emily Lowthian, Swansea University.

The symposium welcomes submissions for all types of bi/multilinguals related to linguistic acquisition and processing and for studies examining the role bi/multilingualism plays in (neuro)cognition. This includes early and late bilinguals, L2 and Ln learners, all domains of language (syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, the lexicon and discourse/pragmatics, and their interfaces) and language related neurocognition, employing on-line (e.g., self-paced reading or listening, eye tracking, ERPs, neuroimaging techniques) and offline methods.

Topics include but not limited to:
Morphological, syntactic, phonetic, phonological, lexical processing
Crosslinguistic influence in bilingual speech production and comprehension
Cognitive consequences of bi-/multilingualism
Language processing in attrition
Implications of bi/multilingual language processing for teaching
Neuroscientific studies of bilingual processing
Multimodal language and communication

Contact email address: [email protected]

Submission instructions:

We accept submissions for poster and/or talks. Talks will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words (Times New Roman size 12, with one additional page for examples, tables, figures and (selected) references).

Title should be visible (preferably centered at top of page, in bold, in sentence case).

Please ensure the abstract is fully anonymous: authors’ names, affiliations, or pictures should not be indicated/included anywhere in the document. Abstracts are welcome in English or Welsh.

Submissions open: Sept. 21, 2023 - Dec. 10, 2023

Abstract review period: Dec. 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024

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