LINGUIST List 32.2750

Thu Aug 26 2021

FYI: Open Call - Special Issue “Prosody and Interfaces''

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 25-Aug-2021
From: Marisa Cruz <>
Subject: Open Call - Special Issue “Prosody and Interfaces''
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[Open call] Contributions to the Special Issue of D.E.L.T.A. on “Prosody and Interfaces”

The Special Issue “Prosody and Interfaces” welcomes contributions on the interaction between prosody and other grammar components (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), focusing on the Portuguese language. Besides aiming at gathering the papers presented at Symposia 7 and 2 of the I International Congress Voices and Writings in the Different Spaces of the Portuguese Language, organized by the Postgraduate Program in Vernacular Letters (PPGLEV) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in November 2020 (, this special issue is broadly open to other (unpublished) related research papers.

Potential themes/topics of this special issue include but are not limited to the following:

- prosodic similarities/differences across Portuguese varieties;

- prosodic properties of Portuguese in contact with other languages;

- prosodic properties of Portuguese as second language;

- prosody and the expression of emotions;

- visual prosody;

- the prosody of signed languages;

- the role of prosody for the linguistic processing (of spoken or written modalities);

- perception of prosody;

- …

We encourage the submission of papers using experimental methods, targeting a broad reader, and envisaging the application to other research areas, such as first/second language learning, computational linguistics, speech therapy, among others.

Paper preparation guidelines:

Papers must conform to the format defined in D.E.L.T.A. guidelines. Please ***use the journal’s template file***, attached to this message. Before submitting your paper, make sure it strictly follows all the journal requirements, which can be checked at the journal’s website (

The main text, written in English, should have up to 8000words and be preceded by an abstract of around 100 words in English and Portuguese, and 3-5 keywords, also in both languages. Please ensure that your paper is proofread by a native English speaker before submission.

Paper submission procedure:

Papers must be submitted in .doc/.docx format, by sending an e-mail to the guest editors:

Since papers will undergo a blind peer review process, please make sure that your file is anonymous and that it does not contain any revealing information on its authorship (e.g., the section devoted to the Acknowledgements, if any, should be left incomplete).

Important dates:

Submission deadline: ***November 15, 2021***

Notification acceptance: until February 28, 2022

Submission of a revised version: March 31, 2022


For any question related with the submission procedure to this special issue, please contact us at

Looking forward to your submissions,

The Guest Editors

Carolina Serra (UFRJ, Brazil), Flaviane Svartman (USP, Brazil) and Marisa Cruz (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Portuguese (por)

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