About this Research Topic
Despite these new advances and achievements transpiring from the various sub-disciplines, the field of Linguistics is still in need of a comprehensive overarching framework that may tie together and account for the various aspects of ‘how language works’. This editorial initiative is focused on collecting new insights, novel developments, latest discoveries, and recent advances in the inherently interdisciplinary field of Linguistics that will help to work towards such a framework. Integrating new ideas gained from computational models, new methodological approaches, as well as findings from language processing in ecologically valid contexts and in diverse populations will benefit and further our understanding of language and human communication. Our hope is to identify challenges to existing models, theories, and practices that will then serve as a base for future developments in this field.
This Research Topic welcomes forward-looking empirical contributions outlining recent developments and novel theoretical approaches that link developments across different linguistic subdisciplines, methodologies, and populations. Examples of potential insights include work on the role of prediction, situated (event) perception, language comprehension and processing at the interfaces, the role of intonation and rhythm in speech comprehension and the acquisition of proficiency in reading, processing under adverse conditions, the use of co-registration methods, unification accounts, among others. We welcome all article types on new advancements within the field of Linguistics, including those addressing any potential challenges to existing linguistic models, theories, and empirical practices.
Keywords: psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, prediction, perception, language processing, co-registration, interdisciplinarity, novel methods and approaches, ecological validity
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