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Journal of the International Phonetic Association
  • ISSN: 0025-1003 (Print), 1475-3502 (Online)
  • Editor: Amalia Arvaniti University of Kent, UK
  • Editorial board
The Journal of the International Phonetic Association (JIPA) is a forum for original research in the fields of phonetic theory and description and their phonological, typological and broader implications. JIPA encourages submissions in both well-known and un(der)documented linguistic varieties, including minority and endangered languages. JIPA also publishes review papers on current topics in phonetic theory, analysis and instrumentation, and invites proposals for special issues on topics related to its subject matter. As well as publishing research on phonetics, laboratory phonology and related topics, the journal welcomes submissions on practical applications of phonetics to areas such as phonetics teaching, speech therapy, and computer speech processing, provided the focus of such submissions is primarily linguistic in nature. JIPA is especially concerned with the theory behind the International Phonetic Alphabet and publishes papers, known as Illustrations of the IPA, that use the alphabet for the analysis and description of the sound structures of a wide variety of languages. JIPA publishes online audio files to supplement the text of the Illustrations and encourages the submission of such supplementary materials for all contributions, including the submission of manuscripts with embedded audio files. JIPA is indexed in a number of leading databases, including Web of Science (AHCI & SSCI) and Scopus.

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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...

Related book - Sounds Fascinating: Further Observations on English Phonetics and Phonology