While it has not been my policy to carry obituaries in the Journal, I would
like to note, with deep sorrow, the tragically early death of Peter Jusczyk and
to celebrate his major contributions to our field.
I am pleased to announce that the Journal is moving to four issues per year
which I hope will help us to publish accepted articles somewhat faster.
I would like to welcome Edith Bavin of La Trobe University as a new
Associate Editor. In addition we are also appointing a Statistics Consultant,
Glyn Collis, of Warwick University, to assist the action editors when
We are continuing to publish at least one major Review and Commentary
section a year. The next will appear in Issue 2 of this year and will consist of
a review article by Dorit Ravid and Liliana Tolchinsky entitled: ‘Developing
linguistic literacy: a comprehensive model’ together with a number of
Finally, while we prefer not to include formal thanks for our editorial work
in the acknowledgement sections of papers unless our contribution has been
scientific and/or intellectual, but we are highly appreciative of feedback in
correspondence with authors and reviewers.