Special Issue "HDLS 13: Challenges to Common Beliefs in Linguistic Research"
A special issue of Languages (ISSN 2226-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 April 2019).
Interests: Phonetics; Phonology; Laboratory Phonology
Interests: Language Ideology; Language Planning and Policy; Language Acquisition; Deaf Education, and Critical Ethnography
Interests: Clinical neuropsychology; cognitive psychology; psycholinguistics
Over the decades, the High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS), organized by graduate students at the Department of Linguistics, the University of New Mexico, has been holding biennial international linguistics conferences and has published a series of conference proceedings, developed into pivotal and ground-breaking studies in linguistics.
Over the decades, language has been studied and understood as a system based on the assumption how it is generated and how language works under rules. Studies presented at HDLS, on the other hand, have focused on looking at how the organization of language is based on the cognitive, functional, typological orientations rather than the generative perspective of language. For example, studies in linguistic typology and language documentation have found that syntactic information has been found to be correlated with morphological information and strongly related with its functions . The mechanism of speech production and perception has been studied in terms of how speakers and listeners actually a variety of lexical factors that contribute to the speech process . Languages, which has never been documented before or not been studied extensively (e.g., indigenous languages in the US, Mexico, South America and major varieties of English, French, Spanish), have special and uncommon functions of morphological and syntactic varieties and finds to be distinctive in cognitive and typological features as it compared to languages which have been extensively studied . Sign languages, formed and structured differently from spoken languages, also have been explored by looking at the cognitive and typological functions of gestures and the timing and coordination . In addition, due to the special Spanish-English bilingual linguistic environment of New Mexico, the sociolinguistic variation in speech production and perception has been widely addressed in HDLS . With regards to the variety of topics presented in HDLS, in this Special Issue of Languages, conferences presenters (formal presentation, poster presentation, panel discussion) will be cordially invited to submit their manuscripts with topics including, but not limited to,
- bilingualism (multilingualism)
- cognitive linguistics
- language documentation of undocumented or under-studied languages
- signed language linguistics
- sociolinguistic variations
- syntactic theories in functional and typological perspectives
- usage-based linguistics
This special issue will provide conference presenters with an opportunity of developing their original research, being peer-reviewed by a group of scholars in their areas of studies. The deadline for the manuscript submission is March 31, 2019 (Schedule is subject to change.).
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Mr. Daejin Kim
Mr. Martin Andrew Watkins
Dr. Peter Hauser
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- Linguistic Typology
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Usage-based linguistics
- Phonological Typology
- Phonetics & Phonology
- Sign Language Linguistics