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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Journal of Speech Sciences

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2016

Call Information:
The Journal of Speech Sciences (JoSS) is an open access journal which follows the principles of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), meaning that its readers can freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of any article electronically published in the journal. It is accessible at

JoSS covers experimental aspects that deal with scientific aspects of speech, language and linguistic communication processes and it has publishes 8 issues since its creation in 2011.

We now invite original, previously unpublished contributions in the area of phonetics of L2. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, though the final decision as to publication is taken by the editors. Contributions in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French are accepted. A 1-page abstract in English should be provided if the language is not English. The goal of this policy is to ensure a wide dissemination of quality research written in these two Romance languages.

For preparing the manuscript, please follow the instructions at the JoSS webpage ( and submit it to the editors with the subject ''Submission: Special Issue on L2 Phonetics''.


Plinio A. Barbosa (UNICAMP)
Sandra Madureira (PUC-SP)
Luciana Lucente (UFAL)

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: November 30th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: January 10th, 2017
Final manuscript due: February 10th, 2017
Publication date: March 10th, 2017