The Words in the World Project has launched a “Research Topic” in Frontiers in Communication Research.
The goal of this Research topic is to bring together the latest insights, findings, methodologies, and analytic techniques that advance the understanding of lexical knowledge and lexical ability, particularly in relation to real-world communication.
Frontiers in Communication is an open access journal that will allow research conducted within the network to have impact in domains that are outside the scope of traditional psycholinguistic publication venues. The Words in theWorld project has committed to covering the Author Fees for up to a dozen articles submitted by members of the Words in the World project. This support will be available to all collaborators and partners. The Research Topic will be edited by Gary Libben, Gonia Jarema, Juhani Järvikivi, Eva Kehayia, and Victor Kuperman. We invite you to submit an abstract of original research that addresses one or more of the topics below:
- New perspectives on the nature of lexical representation in the mind and brain
- New methodologies for the study of lexical processing
- New corpus resources, statistical techniques, and data visualization tools that can reveal the dynamic interaction of variables involved in lexical processing.
- Studies of individual differences in lexical processing
- Studies of language and/or cultural effects in lexical processing
- Studies of lexical processing across the lifespan
- Studies of situational effects in lexical processing
- Reports of application of lexical processing research to the solution of real-world challenges.
We are particularly interested in submissions that are co-authored by established researchers and trainees (e.g., students and/or post-doctoral researchers). Abstracts should be submitted through the Frontiers’ special topic page for Words in the World.
More information can be found here:
The deadline for Abstract submission is January 31, 2018.
The deadline for article submission is October 31, 2018.