Special Issues

Languages runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Investigating L2 Phonological Acquisition from Different Perspectives
edited by , and Natalia Pavlovskaya
submission deadline 25 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 1115
Keywords: second language phonology; production; perception; interface; non-WEIRD
Grammaticalization across Languages, Levels and Frameworks submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 7988 | Submission Open
Keywords: grammaticalization; language change; typology; lexicalization; constructionalization; productivity; corpus studies; cross-linguistics approaches
Narrow Focus and Fronting Strategies submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5147 | Submission Open
Keywords: informative focus; corrective focus; mirative focus; focus strategies; fronting; optionality; discourse grammar; narrow syntax
Adult and Child Sentence Processing When Reading or Writing submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 533 | Submission Open
Keywords: reading; writing; sentence (processing); child; adult; typical; atypical
The Syntax-Prosody Interface in East Asian Languages
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 251 | Submission Open
Swearing, Offence and Taboos in Audiovisual Translation: Theoretical and Professional Approaches from the Past and Present
edited by , and María Pérez L. de Heredia
submission deadline 1 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 427 | Submission Open
Keywords: audiovisual translation; swearing; offence; taboo; (self-)censorship; strong language; manipulation; language sensitiveness; political incorrectness
Language Contact in Borderlands submission deadline 15 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 1683 | Submission Open
Keywords: borders; sociolinguistics; language contact; bilingualism; multilingualism
Prosody in Shared Linguistic Spaces of the Spanish-Speaking World submission deadline 15 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 610 | Submission Open
Investigating Language Variation and Change in Portuguese
edited by
submission deadline 15 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 541 | Submission Open
Keywords: Portuguese; language variation; language change; morphology; syntax; semantics; pragmatics  
Phonetic and Phonological Complexity in Romance Languages
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 342 | Submission Open
Keywords: linguistic complexity; phonetics; phonology; Romance linguistics  
Formal Studies in Balkan Romance Languages
edited by Virginia Hill and
submission deadline 15 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 218 | Submission Open
Variation and Optionality in Determiner Systems across the World Languages submission deadline 30 Oct 2023 | 6 articles | Viewed by 8993 | Submission Open
Keywords: variation; optionality; determiners; articles; definiteness; demonstratives; indefiniteness
Re-thinking Translanguaging Space submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 360 | Submission Open
Keywords: translanguaging space; communication in public spaces; language and education; language planning; minority languages
Syntax and Discourse at the Crossroads
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 344 | Submission Open
Keywords: syntax– discourse interface; information structure; discursive features; speech act
Advances in L2 Perception and Production submission deadline 1 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 386 | Submission Open
Keywords: L2 perception; L2 production; individual differences; pronunciation training
Cognition in Second Language Writing submission deadline 10 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 499 | Submission Open
Keywords: writing; cognition; cognitive processes; cognitive strategies; writing-to-learn; process-oriented
Language Use, Processing and Acquisition in Multilingual Contexts submission deadline 15 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 1644 | Submission Open
Keywords: monolingualism/bilingualism/multilingualism; contextual linguistic diversity; language contact; linguistic experience; language use; language exposure; language profiling; individual differences; sociocultural context; language switching; language mixing; language processing; language acquisition; heritage languages/speakers; minority languages/speakers
Semantics and Meaning Representation
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 1512 | Submission Open
Keywords: meaning representation; lexical semantics; lexical representation; lexicon; LOD; lexicology; lexicography; terminology; knowledge representation
Redefining Second Language Acquisition: Multimodal Theory and Practice submission deadline 15 Nov 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 964 | Submission Open
Keywords: second language acquisition; cognitive-based teaching methodologies; cognitive linguistics; embodied cognition; music and language; technology in L2 teaching and learning
New Challenges in Forensic and Legal Linguistics submission deadline 15 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 786 | Submission Open
Keywords: forensic linguistics; legal linguistics; applied linguistics; language as evidence
New Studies in the Language of Taboos
edited by and Andrea Pizarro Pedraza
submission deadline 20 Nov 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1742 | Submission Open
Terminology in the Digital World
edited by , and Federica Vezzani
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 509 | Submission Open
Keywords: terminology; terminography; specialized lexicography; applied linguistics; corpus linguistics; theoretical linguistics; technical communication
Challenging the Paradigm of Bi/Multilingual Research submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 430 | Submission Open
Keywords: bilingualism; bilingual experience; language acquisition; cognition; memory; language processing; multilingualism; speech and language
An Acoustic Analysis of Vowels
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 381 | Submission Open
Keywords: acoustic analyses; acoustic– phonetics; vowels; speech perception; speech production; heritage language; bilingualism; language variation; accent variation; language change; language contact; minority languages; apraxia; dysarthria; language documentation; regional variation; sociophonetics
Word-Formation Processes in English
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 615 | Submission Open
Keywords: English; morphology; word-formation; synchrony and diachrony; empirical and theoretical approaches; contrastive linguistics; corpus; language contact
Heritage Russian Bilingualism across the Lifespan
edited by Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan and Oksana Laleko
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 300 | Submission Open
Keywords: heritage Russian bilingualism; acquisition and maintenance of Russian by early bilinguals; typological diversity of language dyads; diverse bilingual experiences of heritage Russian speakers; wider empirical basis of heritage Russian linguistics; theoretical and methodological advancements in heritage linguistics
Reimagining Sociolinguistic Research Practices in Digital Media: Challenging Colonial Epistemologies in the Study of Marginalized Communities
edited by M. Sidury Christiansen
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 102 | Submission Open
Keywords: sociolinguistics; digital media; identity; language ideologies; decolonizing methodologies; linguistic practices; minoritized communities
Signed Language and Functional–Cognitive Linguistics submission deadline 11 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 165 | Submission Open
Keywords: functional– cognitive approaches to signed language grammar; signed language and gesture; functional– cognitive approaches to signed language acquisition
Parametric Approaches to Cross-Linguistic Variation and Child Language Acquisition
edited by
submission deadline 15 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 238 | Submission Open
Keywords: child language acquisition; principles and parameters; cross-linguistic variation; syntax; semantics; phonology; morphology
Implicit Learning and Language Acquisition submission deadline 15 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 159 | Submission Open
Keywords: implicit learning; language acquisition; implicit– explicit processing; implicit– explicit knowledge
Coexpressivity, Gesture, and Language Emergence: Modality, Composition, and Creation submission deadline 15 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 144 | Submission Open
Keywords: coexpressivity; gesture; sign language; emerging languages; composite utterance; multimodality
The Effects of Language Experience on Speech Perception and Speech Production
edited by
submission deadline 20 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 530 | Submission Open
Keywords: language experience; language use; language input; bilingualism; speech production; speech perception; L2 learning; acoustic phonetics; L2 classroom; study abroad; domestic immersion
Individual Differences in Second Language (L2) Pragmatics in Study Abroad Contexts
edited by Shuai Li
submission deadline 20 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 397 | Submission Open
Keywords: individual difference; second language pragmatics; study abroad
Advances in Australian English submission deadline 29 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 559 | Submission Open
Keywords: Australian English; sociolinguistics; language variation and change; phonetics; forensic linguistics; language contact and multilingualism; language acquisition; ethnolects; Aboriginal English(es)
New Developments in Galician Linguistics submission deadline 30 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 370 | Submission Open
Keywords: Galician language; variation and change; language contact; language ideologies; language and identities; phonetics; grammar studies; dialectology; language perception
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Language Development submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 581 | Submission Open
Keywords: autism spectrum disorders; developmental language disorder; language development
The Syntax of Wh-Questions
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 349 | Submission Open
Keywords: wh-questions; wh-movement; wh-in-situ; long-distance wh-dependencies; islands; sluicing
Advances in Non-Verbal Communication in the 21st Century submission deadline 10 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 291 | Submission Open
Keywords: non-verbal communication; nonverbal communication; paralanguage; kinesics; gesture; proxemics; chronemics
Perception and Processing of Address Terms
edited by Helen De Hoop and
submission deadline 15 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 203 | Submission Open
Keywords: address terms; formal and informal second person; language processing; perception; experiments
The Grammar of Number Words
edited by Paolo Acquaviva
submission deadline 15 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 53 | Submission Open
Typology of Chinese Languages: One Name, Many Languages submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 11373 | Submission Open
Keywords: linguistic typology; Sinitic varieties; historical linguistics; areal typology; classification
Translanguaging and Intercultural Communication
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 9521 | Submission Open
Keywords: translation; interpreting; subtitling; fansubbing; literary translation; intercultural communication; multilingualism; translanguaging; sociolinguistics; applied linguistics; language use; language contact; language teaching; language learning; multimodality; identity; power imbalance
Current Trends and Future Directions in Bilingual Language Acquisition submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 706 | Submission Open
Keywords: bilingualism/multilingualism; language acquisition; input quality; input quantity; neurodiversity; society; assessment; intervention; ethnography
Next Chapter in Spanish as Heritage Language Pedagogy: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
edited by María Luisa Parra, and Angélica Amezcua
submission deadline 1 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 1167 | Submission Open
Keywords: Spanish heritage language pedagogy; innovation; new perspectives; multiliteracies; humanities; creativity; interdisciplinarity; technology; dynamic bilingualism
Phonetics and Phonology of Ibero-Romance Languages
edited by Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza
submission deadline 15 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 716 | Submission Open
Keywords: Ibero-Romance languages; phonetics; phonology; sound patterns; formal phonology experimental phonetics; laboratory phonology; sociophonetics
Spanish in the US: A Sociolinguistic Approach
edited by Alberto Pastor
submission deadline 15 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 435 | Submission Open
Keywords: language contact; bilingualism; linguistic variation; language ideologies; language attitudes; language identity; language maintenance/shift/loss; bilingual education; heritage language; language policy and planning; linguistic anthropology
Corpus-Based Research into the Diversity of Sustainability submission deadline 15 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 224 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainability; multilingualism; linguistic diversity; corpus-based research; action research
Exploring Discourse and Identity in the Diverse and Evolving Varieties of Southeast Asian Englishes
edited by Francisco Perlas Dumanig and Leah Gustilo
submission deadline 29 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 347 | Submission Open
Keywords: Southeast Asian Englishes; discourse; identity; language use; language attitudes
Ambiguous Metaphors
edited by
submission deadline 1 Mar 2024 | Viewed by 292 | Submission Open
Keywords: metaphors; ambiguity; context; comprehension; discourse
Corpus Studies in Language Variation and Change
edited by and Livia C. García Aguiar
submission deadline 15 Mar 2024 | Viewed by 132 | Submission Open
Keywords: corpus linguistics; variation and change; sociolinguistic; dialectology; synchronic studies; diachronic studies; phonetics studies; grammar studies; lexical studies; pragmatics studies
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