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Spanish Psycholinguistics in the 21st Century

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This Research Topic is based on the XV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics 2021
- Madrid, June 2021.

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, used by more than 400 million people on the planet. This being the case, it is not surprising that the beginning of the 21st century has represented a clear transition towards the professionalization of experimental research in Spanish psycholinguistics. Hundreds of research groups from different countries have focused their activity on Spanish as a target language, and more and more scientific studies, based on Spanish, shed light on the cognitive processes that underlie the acquisition, learning, perception, or production of language. It is not difficult to find centers specialized in the psycholinguistic or neurolinguistic study of people who speak Spanish as their first language, just as it is not difficult to find laboratories that explore the learning and processing of Spanish as a second language, additional language, heritage language or foreign language.
After the XV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics held in Madrid in June 2021, this Research Topic aims to offer an overview of the state of the main lines of experimental research on Spanish psycholinguistics, including both review and empirical articles from research groups with the most international significance in this field.
The Research Topic is open to submissions from researchers from any country that study Spanish either as a native or non-native language from a psycholinguistic perspective.

We welcome the following article types: Systematic Review, Review, and Mini Review, along with experimental studies presenting empirical data in the form of Brief Research Report, Registered Report, Original Research, or Data Report.


Keywords: Spanish, psycholinguistics, grammar, lexicon, orthography, phonology, discourse, morphology


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

This Research Topic is based on the XV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics 2021
- Madrid, June 2021.

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, used by more than 400 million people on the planet. This being the case, it is not surprising that the beginning of the 21st century has represented a clear transition towards the professionalization of experimental research in Spanish psycholinguistics. Hundreds of research groups from different countries have focused their activity on Spanish as a target language, and more and more scientific studies, based on Spanish, shed light on the cognitive processes that underlie the acquisition, learning, perception, or production of language. It is not difficult to find centers specialized in the psycholinguistic or neurolinguistic study of people who speak Spanish as their first language, just as it is not difficult to find laboratories that explore the learning and processing of Spanish as a second language, additional language, heritage language or foreign language.
After the XV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics held in Madrid in June 2021, this Research Topic aims to offer an overview of the state of the main lines of experimental research on Spanish psycholinguistics, including both review and empirical articles from research groups with the most international significance in this field.
The Research Topic is open to submissions from researchers from any country that study Spanish either as a native or non-native language from a psycholinguistic perspective.

We welcome the following article types: Systematic Review, Review, and Mini Review, along with experimental studies presenting empirical data in the form of Brief Research Report, Registered Report, Original Research, or Data Report.


Keywords: Spanish, psycholinguistics, grammar, lexicon, orthography, phonology, discourse, morphology


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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30 June 2021 Abstract
31 October 2021 Manuscript

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31 October 2021 Manuscript

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