LINGUIST List 29.4100

Mon Oct 22 2018

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Language Documentation, Sociolinguistics / Linguistics Vanguard (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 19-Oct-2018
From: Nanna Haug Hilton <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Language Documentation, Sociolinguistics / Linguistics Vanguard (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Linguistics Vanguard

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2019

Call for Papers:

Crowdsourcing language data with smartphones has become increasingly popular in the last decade. Collecting data with this new technology represents an innovative paradigm with great potential for monitoring linguistic behaviour in real time: smartphones allow for large-scale and rapid collection of written text, speech, or imagery alike, and the devices are powerful, computationally-speaking, and overall unobtrusive to the user. Until today, there have been no reflections from the linguistics community on the opportunities and challenges associated with smartphone methodologies. This special collection of Linguistics Vanguard aims to rectify this by bringing together contributions from the researchers who are currently driving this new research paradigm.

The focus of the special collection is the use of smartphones to collect data for linguistic research. We are looking for contributions that present the methodology of the project, a consideration of methodological challenges (such as subject recruitment), data validation, data management and storage, and dissemination of findings. We also ask that contributions include new research from the project, and propose future directions for the use of smartphone technology in linguistic research.

Linguistics Vanguard is an online, multi-modal journal and authors are encouraged to include interactive content, such as audio, video, software, raw data, etc. For this special collection we would therefore like to urge contributors who are able to to openly share (links to) the collected data or other parts of the project (such as openly available coding scripts, designs etc.) Because the journal is online-only, special collections are ''virtual collections'' linked by shared keywords. Details about the journal can be found at
Authors (and journal subscribers) will have free access to the entire special collection. There are no publication costs. All authors may post a pdf on their personal website a year after publication. Information on manuscript submission can be found here:
Questions can be directed to the Area Editor Remi van Trijp, or Adrian Leemann ( or Nanna Haug Hilton (

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