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  • ISSN: 0305-0009 (Print), 1469-7602 (Online)
  • Editor: Johanne Paradis University of Alberta, Canada
  • Editorial board
A key publication in the field, Journal of Child Language publishes articles on all aspects of the scientific study of language behaviour in children, the principles which underlie it, and the theories which may account for it. The international range of authors and breadth of coverage allow the journal to forge links between many different areas of research including psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and anthropology. This interdisciplinary approach spans a wide range of interests: phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and any other recognised facet of language study. Aspects of reading development are considered when there is a clear language component. The journal normally publishes full-length empirical studies or General Articles as well as shorter Brief Research Reports, and welcomes articles on new databases and research tools. The journal publishes thematic special issues on occasion, the topic and format of which are determined by the editorial team.

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  • The grammar of engagement
  • 21 June 2018, Jen Malat
  • ‘Philosophy must plough over the whole of language’, as Wittgenstein famously stated. But which language? Singularising the noun allows a deceptive slippage If we trace the development of language studies in the . . . → Read More: The grammar of engagement...
  • Linguistics Competition: Figures of Speech
  • 15 June 2018, Victoria Willingale
  • Win an iPad Pro, Apple Pen, £100 of Cambridge University Press books and the chance to have your work seen by thousands! We are inviting academics, researchers, students and enthusiasts, from around the world, to share their passion for the subject through the medium of 6 cartoons. The competition theme is the Cambridge University Press language and linguistics collection which you are encouraged to creatively and imaginatively interpret. Your cartoons can be silly or serious, intricate or simplistic. You could incorporate word play such as puns and malapropisms, or you might choose to explore the linguistic community itself. To find out more and to enter please visit the FIGURES . . . → Read More: Linguistics Competition: Figures of Speech...
  • Q & A: Registered Reports from Journal of Child Language
  • 30 March 2018, Jen Malat
  • Beginning in summer 2018, Journal of Child Language will publish a new article format: Registered Reports. We asked two of the journal’s associate editors,   What inspired the introduction of the Registered Reports? MELANIE: Registered reports are a relatively new phenomenon in our research community, although to my understanding they come from a similar approach in the medical research community that has been around for many years for clinical trials. They are one part of the research community’s broad-based response to the so-called “Replication Crisis”. In early 2016, we were approached by the Center for Open Science requesting that we consider bringing this format to Journal of Child Language, and the . . . → Read More: Q & A: Registered Reports from Journal of Child Language...