LINGUIST List 32.3656

Fri Nov 19 2021

Calls: Psycholinguistics / Languages (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 15-Nov-2021
From: Stephanie Durrleman <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics / Languages (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Languages

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2021

Dear Colleagues,

Bilingualism has been reported to confer advantages in cognitive domains such as Executive Functions and Theory of Mind (Adesope et al., 2010; Bialystok, 2011; Schroeder, 2018). These areas may be specifically impaired in subgroups of children with developmental disorders (DD), including but not limited to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Down syndrome (DS) (Yirmiya et al., 1996; Happé et al., 2006; Korkmaz, 2011; Crisci et al., 2021). While research indicates that children with DD can successfully acquire two languages (Kay-Raining Bird, 2016), work specifically exploring the cognitive effects of this linguistic experience is scarce. The findings of such work would be of both theoretical and practical relevance: theoretically, they would shed new light on the language-cognition interface, and practically, they would allow parents of children with DD to make evidence-based decisions regarding dual language exposure.

This Special Issue of Languages thus welcomes investigations of the effects of bilingualism on the cognitive abilities of children with DD. We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400-600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to Stephanie Durrleman ( or to the /Languages/ editorial office ( Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editor for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer-review.

The tentative completion schedule is as follows:

Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 February 2022
Full manuscript deadline: 15 July 2022

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