LINGUIST List 27.4083

Wed Oct 12 2016

Calls: Bilingualism; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics / Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 12-Oct-2016
From: Maialen Iraola Azpiroz <>
Subject: Bilingualism; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics / Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2017

Psycholinguistic approaches to production and comprehension in bilingual adults and children
Research in psycholinguistics has traditionally focused exclusively on either language production or language comprehension. This has led to informative developments in each of these areas, addressing important research questions. Recently, however, psycholinguistics researchers have started emphasizing the need for a unified account, reconciling production and comprehension processes within one model (Pickering & Garrod, 2014). Empirical evidence supporting these integrative theories is beginning to emerge (e.g., Silbert, Honey, Simony, Poeppel & Hasson, 2014), but far more work remains to be done. In particular, relatively little is yet known about the relationship between production and comprehension in bilinguals. It is widely accepted that bilingual production and comprehension are nonselective with respect to a bilingual's languages during language processing in either language (e.g. Blumenfeld & Marian 2007). Research on bilingual codeswitching has also provided important insights into the interaction between bilingual production and comprehension processes (e.g., Fricke, Kroll & Dussias, 2016, Guzzardo Tamargo, Vald├ęs Kroff & Dussias, 2016). However, many issues in the field remain unresolved.

The proposed spotlight issue intends to fill this gap by focusing on the latest research results on bilingual child or/and adult production and comprehension. We welcome contributions that provide data integrating the two modalities, as well as those presenting either comprehension or production data and comparing them with existing findings obtained in the other modality. This includes studies in a variety of linguistic phenomena across different language domains (i.e. syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, lexicon, pragmatics, and their interfaces).

The issue will consist of articles of 9,000 words each (references included), selected from among the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts should conform to the Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism submission guidelines, and should be submitted through the Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism manuscript central site ( Manuscripts will be reviewed by three reviewers through the double blind-review system. Manuscripts that are successful in the review process but are not included in the spotlight issue will have the opportunity to be published as individual articles in Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2017.

Prospective authors are encouraged to email the issue editors to discuss potential contributions: Maialen Iraola Azpiroz (, Shanley Allen (, Kalliopi Katsika (, and Leigh Fernandez (

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