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Mon Mar 20 2017

Calls: Phonetics / Journal of Phonetics (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 17-Mar-2017
From: Timo B. Roettger <>
Subject: Phonetics / Journal of Phonetics (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Journal of Phonetics

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2017

Call for Papers
''Emerging Data Analysis in Phonetic Sciences''
Special Issue of Journal of Phonetics

Guest editors: Timo B. Roettger, Bodo Winter, Harald Baayen

Phonetics is chiefly concerned with the analysis of speech data. The complexity of spoken language--both in production and in perception--poses challenges to statistical analysis. Some of these challenges are unique to phonetics; some are shared with related disciplines such as psycholinguistics.

The way data is analyzed in phonetics is in flux. New statistical libraries are being released every day and phonetics is increasingly coming into contact with other fields that have different methodological traditions. At the same time, phonetics itself is advancing theoretically and empirically.

This special issue is devoted to data analysis in phonetics. We want to use this opportunity to reflect on how data is currently analyzed in phonetic research and how current practice could be improved. And we also want to look ahead and discuss new methods that are becoming available to phoneticians. The plan is to be both critical and constructive, with the goal of advancing data analysis in phonetic research.

We invite two-page paper proposals on one of the following topics:

- Meta-analyses and reviews of existing methodological practices in phonetics with recommendations for best practices based on analytical arguments or numerical simulations;
- Demonstrations and tutorials of new data analysis techniques with examples of phonetic data that discuss assumptions, advantages and disadvantages, as well as how they differ from comparable approaches;
- Simulation studies (e.g. Type I error or power simulations) that address topics relevant to phonetic data analysis practice;
- Comparative discussion of data analysis approaches relevant to particular topics that are of specific interest to phoneticians, such as appropriate random effects structures for designs with exact repetitions, analysis of dyadic data and speech accommodation, the impact of normalization techniques on statistical analyses etc.
We specifically discourage submissions that are primarily focused on presenting new empirical results simply utilizing statistical analyses.

Two-page paper proposals should be submitted via email to Timo Roettger ( with cc to Bodo Winter ( and Harald Baayen ( The call for two-page paper proposals ends May 15, 2017. Authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit their full papers till September 15, 2017. Invited papers will undergo standard Journal of Phonetics review processes and be subject to rejection in the following two cases: when they do not meet the journal's standard or when they are not likely to meet the targeted deadlines. All papers should be targeted at the general readership of the Journal of Phonetics.

To advance transparency and openness, we require full paper submissions to make all data and analysis code publically available.

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