The journal Laboratory Phonology is the official journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology. It publishes reports on the scientific study of all phonological / phonetic aspects of spoken and signed language through scholarly exchange across disciplines, including all domains of linguistics (phonology, phonetics, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics) as well as from related disciplines, including psychology, speech & hearing science, communication science, computer science, electrical & computer engineering, and other related fields.
The journal started in 2010. The first six volumes were published by De Gruyter Mouton. The articles in these volumes are freely available here.
Guest editors: Barbara Gili Fivela, Cinzia Avesani, Michelina Savino
Call for papers
In speech communication, the crucial role of phonological cues is widely recognized, both at the segmental and at the suprasegmental level, in the coding/decoding of meaning. Nevertheless, the complex relation between acoustic and kinetic/visual information is far from understood, even though it is skillfully used by speakers to convey the intended linguistic message, and by listeners to understand it. In particular, it is quite an open issue how speech variation is categorized (e.g., in relation to specific segmental or prosodic units), and how it is identified as related to other linguistic (e.g., geolinguistic background, educational level, etc.) and non-linguistic (e.g., speech pathology, etc.) factors. In this respect, investigating these aspects cross-linguistically would also shed light on these different phenomena, and therefore contribute to clarifying the issue.
According to this view, this special collection aims to collect papers that can deepen our understanding of how phonological categories are identified, represented, implemented, and perceived out of the continuous speech signal. The goal is to offer a manifold view of the issue as discussed across different languages and along different perspectives, such as multimodal versus unimodal analysis, acoustic and articulatory investigations, and behavioral and neurophysiological data.
This special collection is inspired by fruitful discussions at the third Phonetics and Phonology in Europe Conference (PaPE 2019), held in Lecce, Italy, in June 2019. Conference participants, as well as others carrying out research on topics related to phonological category identification, representation, and implementation, both at the segmental and at the suprasegmental level, are warmly invited to submit a contribution to this Special Collection.
Example of research topics suitable for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
Contributors are asked to submit a one-page abstract (plus one page for figures and references) to the guest editors at email@example.com. Abstracts will be evaluated on topic relevance for the special issue, and on overall quality. Contributors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper that will undergo the standard peer review process.
Contributions that do not fulfill the topic relevance criterium for this special issue can, of course, still be submitted to Laboratory Phonology as regular submissions.
- abstract due by the 14th of February 2020
- notification to authors by mid/end March 2020
- full paper due by September 2020
Posted on 13 Jan 2020
Laboratory Phonology has received an Impact Factor of 1.065 (1.000 without self-cites) for the 2018 release, up from 1.000 last year.
The journal is ranked 76/184 in the category of Linguistics.
Data from Journal Citation Reports.
Posted on 06 Sep 2019