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Research Topics

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Cognitive Hearing Mechanisms of Language Understanding: Short- and Long-term Perspectives

Topic Editors:
Jerker Rönnberg, Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, Linköping university, Sweden
Rachel J. Ellis, Linköping University, Sweden
Patrik Sörqvist, University of Gävle, Sweden
Adriana A. Zekveld, Linköping University, Sweden

This Research Topic is cross-listed in the Frontiers in Psychology section - Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Cognitive Hearing Science is the new field that has...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2015

Models of Reference

Topic Editors:
Kees Van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Albert Gatt, University of Malta, Malta
Roger P. Van Gompel, University of Dundee, United Kingdom

This Research Topic concerns psychological and computational models of reference. Reference is a key phenomenon in human communication, which anchors utterances to the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 09 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 05 Jun 2015

The Grammar of Multilingualism

Topic Editors:
Artemis Alexiadou, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Terje Lohndal, NTNU Trondheim, Norway

Since the early days of modern formal approaches to grammar, most work has been based on the language of monolingual humans. Less work has been conducted based on data...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 May 2015

Context in communication: A cognitive view

Topic Editors:
Marco Cruciani, University of Trento, Italy
Gabriella Airenti, Center for Cognitive Science, Department of Psychology, University of Torino, Italy
Alessio Plebe, University of Messina, Italy

Context is a controversial concept. Research in philosophy of language, linguistics and cognitive science has shown that the communicative content of an utterance cannot...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 May 2015

Language, Cognition and Gender

Topic Editors:
Jane Oakhill, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Sabine Sczesny, University of Bern, Switzerland
Alan Garnham, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Lisa Von Stockhausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Gender inequality is still an issue of high relevance in society. Previous research indicates that language contributes to gender inequality in various ways:...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Mar 2015

Is the language faculty non linguistic?

Topic Editors:
Umberto Ansaldo, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
N. J. Enfield, University of Sydney, Australia

A line of research in cognitive science over several decades has been dedicated to finding an innate, language-specific cognitive system, a faculty which allows human...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Mar 2015

Language and thought across pathologies

Topic Editors:
Wolfram Hinzen, ICREA, Spain
Vitor C. Zimmerer, University College London, United Kingdom
Felicity Deamer, Durham University, United Kingdom

Both human language and human thought are qualitatively unique in the biological realm. Consequently, their interrelation is a crucial topic for understanding core...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Feb 2015

The role of working memory and executive function in communication under adverse conditions

Topic Editors:
Mary Rudner, Linköping University, Sweden
Carine Signoret, Linnaeus Centre for Hearing and Deafness (HEAD), Sweden

This Research Topic is cross-listed in the Frontiers in Psychology section - Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Communication is vital for social participation. However,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Acquisition in contact

Topic Editors:
Carmel O'Shannessy, University of Michigan, USA

This research question asks: What are the roles of different age groups in contact-induced language change? It will provide multiple perspectives on the under-studied...

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

The Janus-Face of language: Where are the emotions in words and the words in emotions?

Topic Editors:
Cornelia Herbert, University of Tübingen, Germany
Thomas Ethofer, University Tubingen, Germany
Andreas J. Fallgatter, University of Tübingen, Germany
Peter Walla, University of Newcastle, Australia
Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa, Canada

Language has long been considered as independent from emotions such as if the information conveyed by words would be mentally represented in an abstract, propositional...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Apr 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

Encoding and navigating linguistic representations in memory

Topic Editors:
Claudia Felser, University of Potsdam, Germany
Colin Phillips, University of Maryland, USA
Matthew Wagers, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Successful speaking and understanding requires mechanisms for reliably encoding structured linguistic representations in memory and for effectively accessing information...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

Insights to the study of Language from Network Science

Topic Editors:
Michael S. Vitevitch, University of Kansas, USA
Thomas Hills, University of Basel, Switzerland

Network Science—an emerging field drawing from Computer Science, Physics, Sociology, Mathematics and a number of other disciplines—uses networks to model complex systems....

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Apr 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 01 Nov 2014

Turn-taking in human communicative interaction

Topic Editors:
Stephen Levinson, max planck society, Netherlands
Judith Holler, Max Planck Institute Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
Kobin H. Kendrick, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
Marisa Casillas, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands

The core use of language is in face-to-face conversation. This is characterized by rapid turn-taking. This turn-taking poses a number central puzzles for the psychology...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Jul 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Nov 2014

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism

Topic Editors:
Suzanne Curtin, University of Calgary, Canada
Mary G. O'Brien, University of Calgary, Canada
Rahat Naqvi, University of Calgary, Canada
Joseph W. Windsor, University of Calgary, Canada
Rhonda G. Sim, University of Calgary, Canada

This research topic stems from the IAM interdisciplinary conference, the first of its kind, which will bring together the work of researchers, educators, and policy...

Deadline for full article submission: 20 Nov 2013

Extended deadline for full article submission: 22 Oct 2014

Learning a non-native language in a naturalistic environment: Insights from behavioural and neuroimaging research

Topic Editors:
Christos Pliatsikas, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Vicky Chondrogianni, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

It is largely accepted in the relevant literature that successful learning of one or more non-native languages is affected by a number of factors that are independent of...

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 10 Oct 2014

Context Specific Nature of Bilingual Cognitive Advantages

Topic Editors:
Hanako Yoshida, University of Houston, USA
Eliana Colunga, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Margarita Kaushanskaya, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Cognitive control is an essential skill in all of human learning. Increasingly, evidence suggests that such cognitive ability emerges more robustly among individuals...

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 Feb 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 08 Oct 2014

Accessing conceptual representations for speaking.

Topic Editors:
Peter Indefrey, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
Ian FitzPatrick, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

For speaking, words in the lexicon are somehow activated from conceptual representations but we know surprisingly little about how this works precisely. Which of the...

Submission Closed.

The variable mind? How apparently inconsistent effects might inform model building

Topic Editors:
Simona Amenta, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Davide Crepaldi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Model building is typically based on the identification of a set of established facts in any given field of research, insofar as the model is then evaluated on how well...

Submission Closed.

New advances on the perception and production of non-native speech sounds

Topic Editors:
Sophie Dufour, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, France
Noel Nguyen, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France

Much attention has been paid to the production and perception of phonological contrasts at the segmental and suprasegmental level in a second language. In recent years,...

Submission Closed.

What's to be Learned from Speaking Aloud? - Advances in the Neurophysiological Measurement of Overt Language Production

Topic Editors:
Lesya Ganushchak, Max Planck Institute, Netherlands
Daniel Acheson, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands

Researchers have long avoided neurophysiological experiments of overt speech production due to the suspicion that artifacts caused by muscle activity may lead to a bad...

Submission Closed.

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