The 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism. May 30 - June 2, 2007, University of Hamburg


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The Research Centre on Multilingualism and the University of Hamburg hosted the 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB6) from May 30 - June 2, 2007.

We wish to thank the more than 640 scholars who contributed to the ostensible success of ISB6:
  • by presenting their research in keynote addresses, paper sessions, poster presentations, and colloquia
  • by taking part in scientific dialogue and constructive discussions

We also wish to thank those people and organisations who
  • supported ISB6 with advice or as volunteer workers and helpers
  • exhibited at the conference
  • sponsored or financially supported the event

Keynote Speakers and Talks

  • Ellen Bialystok (York University, Toronto)
    Cognitive Benefits and Linguistic Costs of Bilingualism Across the Lifespan
    Sponsored by Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (Cambridge University Press)
  • Sascha W. Felix (University of Passau)
    Second Language Acquisition Research: Glories and Tragedies
  • David W. Green (University College London)
    Structure and Function in the Bilingual Brain
  • Kenneth Hyltenstam (Stockholm University)
    The Incidence of Nativelikeness among Second Language Users – a Maturational Account
  • Virginia Yip (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    The Logical Problem of Bilingual Acquisition


  • The booklet containing the abstracts of all accepted colloquia, papers and posters and of the keynote talks is available online (PDF).

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