The 4th International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2022) took place at the AcqVA AURORA center at UiT The Arctic University of Norway on August 4th-5th, 2022.

On this page you will find the relevant information about ISBPAC 2022.

  1. Keynote speakers of ISBPAC 2022
  2. The Organization
  3. Important Dates
  4. Program
  5. The Online Venue
  6. Instructions for Authors
  7. Sustainability

Keynote Speakers of ISBPAC 2022

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

The Organization of ISBPAC 2022

  • Maki Kubota (co-chair)
  • Fatih Bayram (co-chair)
  • Nadine Kolb
  • Yanina Prystauka
  • Natalia Mitrofanova
  • Aleksandra Tomic
  • Khadij Gharibi
  • Alicia Luque
  • Jason Rothman
  • Vincent De Luca
  • Marit Westergaard

Assistant Organizers

  • Aleksandra Bogoiavlenskaia
  • Mahdis Jafari


ISBPAC 2022 is supported by the AcqVA AURORA research center.


Please direct any questions about the conference to Maki Kubota and/or Fatih Bayram:

Important Dates

Abstract Submission March 1st, 2022
Notification of Acceptance May 1st, 2022
Conference Date August, 4th and 5th 2022
Registration June 15th, 2022
Early Bird RegistrationMay 31st, 2022


All times in Central European Time (CET)

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

9:00-10:00Plenary: Gigi Luk
The many faces of multilingualism in development and learning
10:00-10:15Coffee break

Matias Fernandez-Duque, Viorica Marian and Sayuri Hayakawa
Conflicting grapheme-phoneme mappings lead to the production of hybrid L1/L2 sounds by immersed bilinguals 

Alvaro Iturralde Zurita, Winda Hao and Meghan Clayards
F0 in Spanish L1 and L2 word segmentation 
11:15-11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30David Miller, David Abugaber and John Escalante
Belief maintenance in the face of counterevidence: The role of the foreign language effect

Mirjam Broersma, Jiyoun Choi and Martijn Goudbeek
International adoptees’ recognition of emotions in nonsense speech in the adopted language and in the birth language 
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:00-14:30Poster session
14:30-15:30Qingyuan Gardner, Vasiliki Chondrogianni and Holly Branigan
Differential sensitivity to L2 morphological violations in spoken versus written comprehension in L1 Mandarin learners of English

Carrie Jackson, Holger Hopp and Theres Grüter
Does word order impact the use of verb argument information in L1 and L2 semantic prediction? 
15:30-15:45Coffee break
15:45-16:45Theres Grüter, Jieun Kim, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Jue Wang, Raed Alzahran, Yu-Tzu Chang, Hoan Nguyen, Michaela Nuesser, Akari Ohba, Sachiko Roos, Mayuko Yusa and Yanxin Zhu
Does proficiency modulate attention to a talker’s mouth? An extended replication of Birulés et al. (2020) 

Rebecca Carroll, Angela Giovanna Patarroyo and Holger Hopp
Predictive L2 sentence processing in noise: Differential effects across linguistic cues 
16:45-17:00Coffee break
17:00-18:00Plenary: Zofia Wodniecka
Dynamics of language experience and how it affects language and cognitive control
19:00-21:00Conference dinner at Full Steam

Friday, August 5th, 2022

9:00-10:00Plenary: Viorica Marian
The power of language: How the codes we use to think, speak, and live transform our minds 
10:00-10:15Coffee Break
10:15-11:15Shatha Alaskar and Ian Cunnings
Processing of Agreement and Reflexives in Non-Native Sentence Comprehension 

Fernando Martín-Villena, Cristóbal Lozano and Antonella Sorace
Processing and interpretation of null and overt subject pronouns in L1 Spanish-L2 English attriters 
11:15-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:30Natalia Kartushina, Luiz Munoz, Clara Martin and Martijn Baart
Transfer of L2 speech sound production training to perception: Insights from the discrimination task and the MMN 

Antje Stoehr, Mina Jevtović, Angela de Bruin and Clara D. Martin
L3-to-L2 versus L3-to-L1 transfer in Spanish-Basque-English trilinguals: Evidence from phonetics and the lexicon
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:30Poster Session
14:30-15:30Alina Kholodova, Michelle Peter, Caroline Rowland and Shanley Allen
Cumulative priming effects across development in monolingual and bilingual children

Jiuzhou Hao, Vicky Chondrogianni and Patrick Sturt
Production and processing of non-canonical structures in Mandarin-English heritage children 
15:30-15:45Coffee break
15:45-16:45Felix Carter, Vincent DeLuca, Andrea Krott, Katrien Segaert and Ali Mazaheri
The relationship of individual differences in bilingual experience and cognitive control 

Kyle Wolff and Iva Ivanova
Bilingual language control in connected speech 
16:45-17:00Coffee break
17:00-18:00Plenary: Eleonora Rossi
Understanding the nature of bilingualism: Multimodal approaches reveal dynamic effects of bilingualism for language and cognition
18:30-21:00Excursion to Fjellheisen

Detailed program: