International Symposium on Bilingualism 7


The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, hosts the 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB7) from July 8 - 11, 2009.

Call for ISB9 (2013)

Poster Prize

At this year's conference prizes were awarded for the best poster presentations. The Cambridge journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition kindly donated a total of 1000 Euro in award money. An independent jury judged all presentations and chose the following three winners:

Shared first prize (in alphabetical order):

Sybrine Bultena, Ton Dijkstra, and Janet van Hell with the poster "Can verb cognates facilitate language switching in sentence context?"


María Cruz Martín and Pedro Macizo Soria with the poster "Time course of inhibitory processes on language selection"

Third prize:

Alejandro Calvo & Ellen Bialystok with their poster "The role of Bilingualism and Socioeconomic status in Executive Functioning"

For the complete jury report, click here.


Photos of ISB7 are now online and can be viewed here.

About ISB

The first and second editions of the bi-annual International Symposium on Bilingualism were organised in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and ISB3 took place in Bristol. After 2003, ISB left the UK and in 2003, Arizona State University hosted ISB4. ISB5 was held in Barcelona in 2005, and in 2007, Hamburg hosted ISB6. At ISB6, bylaws for ISB have been approved. The Steering Committee is looking for new members and bids for future conferences.

Oslo will be the venue for ISB8 in 2011. With 500-700 participants nowadays, ISB has developed into one of the most important conferences in the field of bilingualism worldwide.

We will keep you informed about the organisation of ISB7 through regular updates on this website.

- The organisers