The symposium addresses topics in bilingual child, adult, and heritage speaker grammatical processing, including but not limited to:

  • lexical, morphological and syntactic processing;
  • crosslinguistic influence in bilingual speech production and comprehension;
  • code-switching
  • cognitive consequences of multilingualism;
  • language processing in attrition;
  • implications of multilingual language processing for teaching.

ISBPACTU will bring together researchers from different disciplines (e.g.,  linguistics, psychology, cognitive sciences, neuroscience and language pedagogy) who investigate bilingual and L2 processing.



With approximately 120 attendees ISBPAC-TU grew considerably compared to the first ISBPAC two years ago. We thank all attendees for your contribution to the conference and the discussions.

The following junior researchers were voted as best talk and poster presenters respectively:

Best Talk

Best Poster

T01 Cristina Lozano-Argüelles

T04 Vincent Deluca

T09 Elise Hopman

P10 Tesni Galvin

P14 Claire Goriot

P19 Anna Marklová

P40 Chara Tsoukala

Congratulations to Cristina, Vincent, Elise, Tesni, Claire, Anna and Chara!


We hope you enjoyed the conference as much as we did.

See you at the next ISBPAC in Nijmegen in 2020!


Keynote Speakers

Vicky Chondrogianni (University of Edinburgh)

Ian Cunnings (University of Reading)

Janet van Hell (Pennsylvania State University)


Pre-conference workshop

We are hosting a workshop on eye-tracking in bilingual and L2 processing, led by Theres Grüter (University of Hawaii), during the afternoon of Wednesday, 23rd May 2018


Call for Papers

Abstract submission is now closed.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Braunschweig in May!


Important Dates

Conference: Thursday, 24th May 2018 - Friday, 25th May 2018

Pre-Conference Workshop:  Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Abstract Submission: 15th November 2017 - 15th January 2018

Notification of Acceptance: Beginning of March 2018

Registration: 1st March 2018 - 15th May 2018

Early Bird Registration: 1st March 2018 - 10th April 2018


See you at the next ISBPAC in Nijmegen in 2020!

Check out some impressions from the conference and the winners of the student award.

You can download a pdf version of the booklet.


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


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