LINGUIST List 30.991

Sat Mar 02 2019

Calls: Linguistic Theories, Morphology, Psycholinguistics, Writing Systems, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition / Journal of Research in Reading (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <srobinsonlinguistlist.org>



Date: 02-Mar-2019
From: Helen Breadmore <helen.breadmorecoventry.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistic Theories, Morphology, Psycholinguistics, Writing Systems, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition / Journal of Research in Reading (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Journal of Research in Reading


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2019

Call for papers:
Special Issue of Journal of Research in Reading: Advances in understanding the role of morphemes in literacy development

Editors: Helen Breadmore, Kyle Levesque, and Hélène Deacon
This special issue will focus on new empirical and theoretical approaches to understanding the role of morphemes in reading and spelling development, drawing out the implications for teaching.

Abundant evidence supports the importance of morphology in literacy development. Decades of empirical research has established morphemes as a fundamental unit through which the adult lexicon is organized (e.g., Rastle, 2018). Awareness of morphemes also plays an important role in the development of word reading, spelling, and reading comprehension (e.g., Angelelli et al., 2014; Deacon et al., 2008). Yet, there is a great need for theoretical and empirical specificity for the role of morphemes in literacy development (Carlisle, 2010; Kuo & Anderson, 2006; Nagy et al., 2014).

In order to inform theory and practice, this special issue in the Journal of Research in Reading will focus on new empirical and theoretical approaches to understanding how, and when, morphological processing is used during word reading, spelling, and reading comprehension. This special issue will draw together the most up-to-date evidence of morphological processing, providing an opportunity to radically advance the discussion about the role of morphology in theoretical models and to highlight areas where more research is needed. On a practical basis, this empirical and theoretical specificity will guide the development of new intervention approaches and help optimise morphological instruction.

Now accepting abstracts:
The invitation to submit abstracts of original empirical papers or reviews is now open.

Include in abstract submission:
- Author names and affiliations
- 250-word max abstract
- Implications for theory, policy and practice. This should be in the form of three lists with up to three bullet points in each of a) what is already known about this topic; b) what this paper adds; c) implications for theory, policy, or practice
- Whether the full manuscript will form a brief report (3000-5000 words), empirical paper (5000-8000 words), or commentary/review (up to 8000 words)

For consideration, please email your abstract submission to: kyle.levesquedal.ca
You will receive a confirmation of receipt.

Submission Deadlines:
Abstracts should be submitted by June 1st, 2019 (decisions on abstracts by July 1st, 2019). If accepted, full manuscripts will be invited for submission to initial peer review by December 1st, 2019. The expected date of publication of the special issue is November 2020.



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