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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

Cognitive Hearing Science is the new field that has emerged in response to an increasing awareness of the critical role of cognition in communication (Arlinger et al.,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 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

Communication is vital for social participation. However, communication often takes place under suboptimal conditions. This makes communication harder and less reliable,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

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

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

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: 01 Oct 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

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...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Feb 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 13 Aug 2014

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,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 13 Dec 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 31 May 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 31 Jul 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, Bangor University, 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: 30 Jul 2014

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: 27 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 28 Jul 2014

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.

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...

Submission Closed.

Phonological and phonetic competence: between grammar, signal processing, and neural activity

Topic Editors:
Ulrike Domahs, University of Marburg, Germany, Germany
Hubert Truckenbrodt, Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Germany
Richard Wiese, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

The starting point for this Research Topic was a Priority Programme on experimental research in phonology and phonetics, which was funded by the German Science Foundation...

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.

Language by mouth and by hand

Topic Editors:
Iris Berent, Northeastern University, USA
Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago, USA

While most natural languages rely on speech, humans can spontaneously generate comparable linguistic systems that utilize manual gestures. This collection of papers...

Submission Closed.

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Language Processing in the Brain: Challenges to Traditional Models.

Topic Editors:
Gina Kuperberg, Tufts University, USA
Tamara Swaab

The study of language in the brain has a long and rich history. Traditional neuroanatomical models were inspired by Broca’s and Wernicke’s ground-breaking studies of...

Submission Closed.

Multisensory and sensorimotor interactions in speech perception

Topic Editors:
Kaisa Tiippana, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jean-Luc Schwartz, CNRS, France
Riikka Mottonen, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Speech is multisensory since it is perceived through several senses. Audition is the most important one as speech is mostly heard. The role of vision has long been...

Submission Closed.

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...

Submission Closed.

Audiovisual Speech Recognition: Correspondence between Brain and Behavior

Topic Editors:
Nicholas Altieri, Idaho State University, USA

Perceptual processes mediating recognition, including the recognition of objects and spoken words, is inherently multisensory. This is true in spite of the fact that...

Submission Closed.

50 years after the perceptron, 25 years after PDP: Neural computation in language sciences

Topic Editors:
Julien Mayor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Pablo Gomez, DePaul, USA
Franklin Chang, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Gary Lupyan, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

This Research Topic aims to showcase the state of the art in language research while celebrating the 25th anniversary of the tremendously influential work of the PDP...

Submission Closed.

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