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Research Topics

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Perceptual linguistic salience: modeling causes and consequences

Topic Editors:
Alice J. Blumenthal-Dramé, Universität Freiburg i. Br., Germany
Adriana Hanulikova, University Freiburg, Germany
Bernd Kortmann, University of Freiburg, Germany

Recent years have seen an upsurge of interest in the notion of salience in linguistics and related disciplines. Salience has been frequently investigated as a...

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 May 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 29 Jan 2016

Submission Open.

Phonology in the bilingual and bidialectal lexicon

Topic Editors:
Isabelle Darcy, Indiana University, USA
Miquel Simonet, University of Arizona, USA
Annie Tremblay, University of Kansas, United States of America

The aim of this Frontiers Research Topic is to reach a more precise understanding of how individuals who know two or more languages (or dialects) or who learn a second...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Jun 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2015

Submission Open.

Prosody in written language – acquisition, processing, emergence of norms

Topic Editors:
Gerrit Kentner, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
Karsten Steinhauer, McGill University, Canada

While prosody is an integral part of spoken language, serving grammatical as well as para-linguistic means, it is conspicuously absent in the written modality. Apart from...

Deadline for abstract submission: 05 Mar 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Oct 2015

Submission Open.

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: 20 Mar 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2015

Submission Open.

Cracking the code: untangling the complexities and deciphering the components of adults' reading and writing skills

Topic Editors:
Katherine S. Binder, Mount Holyoke College, USA

Reading is a complex skill that relies on the interplay of several lower-order and higher-order cognitive processes. Achieving proficiency in reading is imperative for...

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 May 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2015

Submission Open.

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: 30 Apr 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jul 2015

Submission Open.

Components of the language-ready brain

Topic Editors:
Cedric Boeckx, Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)/Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Antonio Benítez-Burraco, University of Huelva, Spain

The past 10 years have witnessed rapid progress in our understanding of evolutionary and neurobiological foundations of language. This Research Topic aims at contributing...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jul 2015

Submission Open.

Bridging reading aloud and speech production

Topic Editors:
Simone Sulpizio, university of trento, Italy
Sachiko Kinoshita, Macquarie University, Australia

For decades, human cognition involved in reading aloud and speech production has been investigated extensively (a quote search of the two in google scholar produces about...

Deadline for abstract submission: 11 Apr 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 26 Jul 2015

Submission Open.

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 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 05 Jul 2015

Submission Open.

Processing Across Languages

Topic Editors:
Shelia Kennison, Oklahoma State University, USA

The Research Topic aims to highlight research on the processing of words, sentences and discourses across languages. Articles representing processing in a wide variety of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 Apr 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Jul 2015

Submission Open.

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: 20 Apr 2015

Extended deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

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: 30 Apr 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

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

Submission Open.

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: 05 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 May 2015

Submission Open.

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 May 2015

Submission Open.

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: 30 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

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: 27 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 26 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

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....

Submission Closed.

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,...

Submission Closed.

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...

Submission Closed.

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