LINGUIST List 27.1588

Tue Apr 05 2016

Calls: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Phonology/ Journal of Language Evolution (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 05-Apr-2016
From: Hannah Little <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Phonology/ Journal of Language Evolution (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Journal of Language Evolution

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2016

The Journal of Language Evolution is hosting a special issue on the emergence of phonetics and phonology. The call for papers can be found here:

In recent years, there has been a resurgence in research in the evolution of language and speech. This special issue will focus on recent work addressing the evolution of speech apparatus, and the emergence of phonetic and phonological structure. The focus will be on the interaction between biological and cultural evolution, and the interaction between the cognitive evolution of language, and the biological evolution of speech. We are interested in submissions that consider how the physical aspects of a linguistic modality might shape our language, and how our phonetic capabilities at the speech level may influence our phonology at the language level.

The primary goal of the special issue is to exchange the latest advances in the study of the evolution of speech. We are interested in computational and mathematical modeling, experimental studies, brain and vocal tract imaging, corpus analysis and comparative data from animal studies, especially nonhuman primates. These techniques have allowed us to address questions relevant to the evolution of our phonetic capabilities, and the special issue will aim to open an interdisciplinary discourse.

Submissions must provide relevant empirical insight within the remit of this special issue.

The deadline for papers was 17th April 2016 and is now being extended to 31st July 2016.

However, if you plan to submit to the special issue please email Hannah Little (, if possible by the original deadline (17th April 2016).

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