LINGUIST List 27.1137

Thu Mar 03 2016

Confs: Cog Sci, Lang Acq, Neuroling, Psycholing/Germany

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Date: 03-Mar-2016
From: Maialen Iraola Azpiroz <>
Subject: International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children
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International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children
Short Title: ISBPAC

Date: 14-Apr-2016 - 15-Apr-2016
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Contact: Maialen Iraola Azpiroz
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Language processing, the on-line study of the mental operations that occur while we comprehend or produce words and sentences, has gained considerable attention in recent years. Whereas substantial knowledge has been gathered on the mental processes involved in L1 processing, much less research has been conducted on bilingual and L2 processing in adults and children. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers who focus on bilingual and L2 adult and child processing. We aim to invoke discussions on key questions related to bilingual and L2 processing such as the existence of a default processing strategy, crosslinguistic influence in L1 and L2 processing, the role of linguistic distance between L1 and L2, the extent to which the mechanisms used in L1 processing are the same in L2 processing, and how processing can provide insights into the architecture and mechanisms of linguistic representation.

Invited Speakers:

- Paola Giuli Dussias (The Pennsylvania State University)
- Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading)
- Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University)

Organizing Committee: Shanley E.M. Allen, Leigh Fernandez, Maialen Iraola Azpiroz and Kalliopi Katsika

Scientific Committee: Vicky Chondrogianni (University of Edinburgh), Daniela Czernochowski (University of Kaiserslautern), Maria José Ezeizabarrena (University of the Basque Country), Tandra Ghose (University of Kaiserslautern), Theres Grüter (University of Hawai'i), Holger Hopp (University of Mannheim), Gunnar Jacob (University of Potsdam), Thomas Lachmann (University of Kaiserslautern), Despina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Thomas Shaw Rankin (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Ludovica Serratrice (University of Manchester)


Dear colleagues,

The program for the International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC) is finalized (please see below). The Symposium will take place at University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) on 14-15 April 2016.
The registration is already open:
The registration fee is 100€ for non-students and 60€ for students.

Thursday, 14 April 2016


Opening of the Symposium

Session 1: Lexical Processing

Pauline Schröter, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Exploring early language detection in bilingual children: The role of language-specificity on cross-linguistic nonword recognition

Xiaogang Wu & Johannes Gerwien, Heidelberg University
Phonological activation of mother tongue during second language production? Findings from picture naming with proficient Chinese-German bilinguals

Elena Nicoladis, University of Alberta
What speech and gestures reveal about processing motion events in French-English bilinguals

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Keynote Speaker 1

Theodoros Marinis, University of Reading
Sentence processing in bilingual children: On-line comprehension vs. production

12:15-13:15 Lunch

Session 2: Syntactic Processing

Leigh Fernandez 1,2,3, Lindsey Nickels 2, Jon Brock 2 & Barbara Höhle 3
1 University of Kaiserslautern, 2 Macquarie University & 3 University of Potsdam
Investigating gap processing with L2 speakers using pupillometry

Chie Nakamura 1, Manabu Arai 2, Yuki Hirose 3 & Suzanne Flynn 1
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2 Seijo University & 3 University of Tokyo
Restricted fine-grained parsing in second language: Influence of lexically specific information in L2 processing

14:15-14:45 Coffee break

Session 3: Morphological Priming

Duygu Fatma Şafak, Pınar Gacan Ertuğrul & Bilal Kırkıcı, Middle East Technical University
The processing of derived words in L2 English: Further evidence for the effect of orthography

Yael Farhy, João Veríssimo & Harald Clahsen, University of Potsdam
Accessing morphology during native and non-native word recognition: A masked priming study on Hebrew verbs

Laura Anna Ciaccio & Gunnar Jacob, University of Potsdam
The processing of complex words in L2 speakers: Disentangling effects of morphology and orthography

Poster session

19:00 Conference dinner

Friday, 15 April 2016

Keynote Speaker 2

Guillaume Thierry, University of Bangor
Does the mind control its language, or does language control the mind?

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

Session 4: Grammatical Gender Processing

Holger Hopp 1 & Natalia Lemmerth 2
1 University of Braunschweig & 2 University of Mannheim
Lexical and syntactic congruency in L2 predictive gender processing

Anne L. Beatty-Martínez & Paola Giuli Dussias, Pennsylvania State University
Bilinguals’ production choices predict neuropsychological performance: Evidence from codeswitching

Hamutal Kreiner 1 & Tamar Degani 2
1 Ruppin Academic Center & 2 University of Haifa
The development of grammatical gender processing in bilingual children

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session 5: Syntactic and Pragmatic Processing

Giulia Bencini 1, Virginia Valian 2 & Lucia Pozzan 3
1 Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 2 City University of New York & 3 University of Pennsylvania
Conceptual effects on syntactic priming in monolingual and bilingual English speakers

Juliane Domke, Humboldt University of Berlin
Processing polarity by native speakers and L2 learners: ERPs reveal evidence for quantitative differences

Penka Stateva 1, Sara Andreetta 1, Ludivine Dupuy 2, Anne Cheylus 2, Viviane Déprez 2, Jean-Baptiste van der Henst 2, Jacques Jayez 2, Arthur Stepanov 1, Anne Reboul 2
1 University of Nova Gorica & 2 CNRS-L2C2
The effect of bilingualism on the processing of scalar implicatures

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Session 6: Anaphora Processing

Clare Patterson, Yulia Esaulova & Claudia Felser, University of Potsdam
The impact of focus structures on native and non-native pronoun resolution

Antje Sauermann & Natalia Gagarina, ZAS Berlin
Anaphor resolution strategies in bilingual Russian-German preschoolers and monolingual adults

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

Keynote Speaker 3

Paola Giuli Dussias, Pennsylvania State University
Cross-language interactions during bilingual sentence processing: A lens to study the link between production and comprehension

Final remarks

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