The 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2018) took place at the Campus Nord of Technische Universität Braunschweig on May 24th-25th, 2018.

On this page you will find the relevant information about ISBPAC 2018.

  1. Keynote speakers of ISBPAC 2018
  2. The Organization
  3. Important Dates
  4. Program
  5. The Online Venue
  6. Instructions for Authors
  7. Sustainability

Keynote Speakers of ISBPAC 2018

  • Vicky Chondrogianni, University of Edinburgh
  • Ian Cunnings, University of Reading
  • Janet van Hell, The Pennsylvania State University

The Organization of ISBPAC 2018

  • Alla Abrosimova
  • Henrike Comes-Koch
  • Ivana Cvekić
  • Claudia Flohr
  • Vera Heyer
  • Holger Hopp
  • Duygu Şafak
  • Erika Wolf

Important Dates

Abstract SubmissionJanuary, 15th 2018
Conference DateMay, 24th and 25th 2018


All times in Central European Time (CET)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

15:00-18:00Pre-Conference Workshop:  

Theres Grüter (University of Hawai’i) Eye Tracking in Linguistic Research  

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

09:00-09:15Conference opening
9:15-10:15Keynote 1
Chair: Holger Hopp

Sentence comprehension in heritage bilingual children Vicky Chondrogianni
10:15-10:45Coffee break

Talks 1: Morphology
Chair: Bilal Kırkıcı  

T01 The time-course of verbal morphology anticipation: When interpreting experience makes a difference Christina Lozano-Argüelles, Nuria Sagarra & Joseph Casillas

T02 The nature of derivational priming in L2 learners: Surface form or lexical effects? Vera Heyer  

T03 Persistent differences between native speakers and late bilinguals: Evidence from inflectional and derivational processing in older speakers Kirill Elin, Jana Reifegerste & Harald Clahsen  
13:15 – 14:15Talks 2: Neuroscience
Chair: Edith Kaan  

T04 (Re)exploring the effect of bilingual experience on brain structure Vincent Deluca, Christos Pliatsikas, Jason Rothman & Ellen Byalystok  

T05 ERP evidence for attrition in L1 lexicon and morpho-syntax Karsten Steinhauer & Kristina Kasparian
14:15-15:15Poster session 1
15:15-15:30Coffee break
15:30-16:30Poster session 2
16:30-18:00Talks 3: Code Switching
Chair: Jorge Valdés Kroff  

T06 When switching language is cost-free Michela Mosca, Chaya Manawamma & Kees de Bot  

T07 Code-switching from Dutch to Frisian requires more cognitive control than code-switching from Frisian to Dutch Evelyn Bosma & Elma Blom  

T08 Individual differences in bilingual grammars Clara Cohen, Catherine Higham, Syed Waqar Nabi, Lara Schwarz, Mike Putnam, Gerrit Jan Koostra & Janet van Hell  
19:00Conference dinner

Friday, May 25th, 2018

9:00-10:00Keynote 2
Chair: Vera Heyer   

Parsing and working memory in non-native sentence processing Ian Cunnings
10:00-10:30Coffee Break
10:30-12:00Talks 4: Morpho-Syntax & Artificial Languages
Chair: Marit Westergaard  

T09 Language production practice improves comprehension performance on grammatical dependencies in early L2 learning Elise Hopman & Maryellen MacDonald  

T10 Reanalysis processes in non-native sentence comprehension Hiroki Fujita & Ian Cunnings

T11 The use of case marking to predict an upcoming thematic role in L1 and L2 processing Judith Schlenter & Claudia Felser
13:00-14:30Talks 5: Agreement
Chair: Sol Lago  

T12 Gender attraction in native and heritage Greek Anastasia Paspali  

T13 Gender representation and processing in Russian-German bilinguals Oleksandra Gubina & Johannes Gerwien  

T14 How classifiers facilitate processing in L2 Chinese Theres Grüter, Elaine Lau & Wenyi Ling
14:30-15:00Coffee break
15:00-16:00Talks 6: The Early Bilingual Lexicon

Chair: Sharon Unsworth  

T15 Lexical access in auditory and visual word recognition: An eye tracking study with monolingual and bilingual children Christina Schelletter  

T16 Language detection in the early stages of the bilingual lexicon Pauline Schröter & Sascha Schroeder
16:15-17:15Keynote 3
Chair: Henrike Comes-Koch  

Code-switching in bilingual speakers: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence Janet van Hell
17:15-17:30Conference closing