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Journal of Child Language
  • ISSN: 0305-0009 (Print), 1469-7602 (Online)
  • Editor: Johanne Paradis University of Alberta, Canada
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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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  • Extracting Meaning from Sound — Computer Scientists and Hearing Scientists Come Together Right Now
  • 20 February 2018, Jen Malat
  • Machines that listen to us, hear us, and act on what they hear are becoming common in our homes.. So far, however, they are only interested in what we say,   Based on positive experiences of marrying auditory front ends to machine-learning back ends, and watching others do the same, I am optimistic that we will see an explosion of sound-understanding applications in coming years. At the same time, however, I see too many half-baked attempts that ignore important properties of sound and hearing, and that expect the machine learning to make up for poor front ends. This is one . . . → Read More: Extracting Meaning from Sound — Computer Scientists and Hearing Scientists Come Together Right Now...
  • New: Registered Reports for Journal of Child Language – coming summer 2018
  • 15 February 2018, Jen Malat
  • Journal of Child Language is pleased to announce the introduction of Registered Reports. The cornerstone of the Registered Reports format is that a significant We hope that this new . . . → Read More: New: Registered Reports for Journal of Child Language – coming summer 2018...
  • Journal of Child Language Special Issue Call for Papers
  • 01 February 2018, Jen Malat
  • Call for Papers: The influence of input quality and communicative interaction on language development Guest Editors: Elma Blom and Melanie Soderstrom While studies on the influence of the input on language development have often focused on the quantity of input, there is a growing recognition of the importance of qualitative aspects of the input and the characteristics of communicative interaction. Papers for the special issue would include studies of any qualitative input and interaction-based aspects of language development in diverse populations of children and youth.   Relevant topics and questions that papers could address are the following: ● Input quality, communicative interaction and language development: What is the role of qualitative characteristics of the input (e.g. child-directed speech, joint attention, responsiveness, turn-taking, reading vs. screentime, computer-mediated . . . → Read More: Journal of Child Language Special Issue Call for Papers...