Languages — Editors


Prof. Juana M. Liceras
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa, Canada
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Interests: linguistic theory and language acquisition; bilingualism; non-primary language acquisition; Romance linguistics; language contact; code-switching, pidging and creole grammars; pedagogical grammar; bilingualism and cognitive impairment
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Prof. Raquel Fernández Fuertes
Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
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Interests: linguistic theory, comparative grammar and bilingual acquisition; language-in-contact situations (e.g., code-switching, crosslinguistic influence, natural translation, word order issues); spontaneous and experimental data analyses from simultaneous and sequential bilinguals
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Prof. Dr. Usha Lakshmanan
Founding Editor-in-Chief
Department of Psychology (Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program) and Department of Linguistics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Life Science II Bldg., Room 216, 1125 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-6502, USA
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Interests: psycholinguistics; child first language acquisition; child and adult second language acquisition; bi/multilingualism
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Anvita Abbi
Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada (Formerly: Professor and Chair of the Centre for Linguistics Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
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Interests: areal typology; contact linguistics; language policy; documentation and description of endangered languages
Prof. Dr. Edna Andrews
Linguistics Program, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke University, 321B Languages Building, Durham, NC 27708, USA
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Interests: neurolinguistics; multilingualism; fMRI longitudinal studies of second and third language acquisition; semiotics; semantics; language and culture
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Special Issue: Brain and Language
Prof. Dr. Alfredo Ardila
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Interests: neurolinguistics; aphasia
Prof. Dr. Tej Bhatia
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences Program), 312 HBC Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13224-1160, USA
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Interests: bilingualism; multilingualism; hybrid linguistic systems; universal typology; forensic linguistics; language acquisition
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Special Issue: Mixed Verbs and Linguistic Creativity in Bi/multilingual Communities
Prof. Dr. Shyamala. K. Chengappa
Department of Speech Language Pathology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasa Gangotri, Mysore - 570006, India
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Interests: childhood language disorders: autism spectrum disorders; mentally retarded and cerebral palsied children; specific language impairment, childhood aphasia (developmental and acquired), language learning disabilities; adult language disorders: Aphasia; Dementia; TBI; RHD; bilingualism and multilingualism—the issues in typical and pathological contexts
Prof. Dr. Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
Institute of African Studies, University of Cologne, 50923 Cologne, Germany
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Interests: comparative study of African languages; anthropological linguistics; descriptive and documentary linguistics; language typology
Prof. Dr. Peter Ecke
Department of German Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0105, USA
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Interests: second and third language acquisition; the multilingual lexicon; vocabulary learning and processing; language attrition; study abroad effects; intercultural competence development
Prof. Dr. Carsten Eulitz
Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz, Universitätsstraße 10, Postfach D 181, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany
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Interests: neurolinguistics; neurophonology; functional brain imaging; cognitive neuroscience
Prof. Dr. Alan Garnham
School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
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Interests: psycholinguistics; anaphora; discourse processing; inference
Prof. Dr. Simon Garrod
Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, 56 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QB, UK
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Interests: discourse processing; dialogue; semantics of spatial prepositions
Prof. Dr. John Hajek
School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010 Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: phonetics; phonology; linguistic typology; Italian and Romance linguistics; lesser known languages
Dr. Mie Hiramoto
Department of English Language & Literature, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Cresent, Singapore 119260, Singapore
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Interests: sociolinguistics, language, gender and sexuality, language contact and change, language and media
Prof. Dr. Mutsumi Imai
Faculty of Environment and Information, Keio University, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan
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Interests: lexical acquisition; relation between language and thought; sound symbolism
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Special Issue: Embodied Cognition and Language: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
Prof. Dr. Antony John Kunnan
Department of English, Building E21, Room 4096, University of Macau, China
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Interests: language assessment; assessment philosophy, ethics, and policy; statistics; second language acquisition
Prof. Dr. Yael Maschler
Department of Hebrew Language, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, 31905, Israel
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Interests: discourse and grammar; interactional linguistics; pragmatics; sociolinguistic approaches to discourse; discourse markers; grammaticization; bilingual discourse; modern Hebrew
Prof. Dr. Roger K. Moore
Speech and Hearing Research Group, Department Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DP, UK
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Interests: speech technology; spoken language processing; vocal interactivity
Dr. Bhuvana Narasimhan
Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
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Interests: first language acquisition; language and cognition; Hindi and Tamil linguistics; lexical semantics; morphosyntax; information structure
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Special Issue: Embodied Cognition and Language: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
Dr. Carmel O'Shannessy
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University, ACT 0200 Acton, Australia
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Interests: mixed languages; language contact phenomena; language variation and change; child language acquisition
Dr. Kate Paesani
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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Interests: foreign language pedagogy; literacy; second language acquisition; teacher development
Prof. Dr. Carita Paradis
Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Interests: : cognitive-functional approach; semantics; pragmatics; language change; text and discourse
Dr. Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto
Center for Linguistics, Leiden University Room 1.02b, Van Wijkplaats 3, 2311 BX Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: bilingualism; language contact; code-switching; dialect syntax; linguistic interfaces; sociolinguistics; language acquisition
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Special Issue: Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammars
Special Issue: Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World
Prof. Dr. Ana T. Pérez-Leroux
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science Program, University of Toronto, Victoria College, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7, Canada
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Interests: child language acquisition; syntax; bilingualism; Spanish; French; Noun phrases; tense; mood; recursion; object omission; bilingual SLI; generics; syntax/semantics interface
Prof. Dr. Michael Robb
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand
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Interests: language acquisition; child language disorders; phonetics & phonological development; English as a second language
Prof. Dr. Erik R. Thomas
Department of English, North Carolina State University, Box 8105, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105, USA
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Interests: sociolinguistics; phonetics; sociophonetics; ethnic variation
Prof. Dr. Brendan Stuart Weekes
Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong
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Interests: cognition; language; neuroscience
Prof. Dr. Virginia Yip
Director, Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Interests: bilingual acquisition; second language acquisition; heritage language acquisition; bilingualism; language contact; Chinese linguistics and cognitive science
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