Bilingualism is an international peer reviewed journal focusing on the cognitive aspects of bilingualism: bilingual language competence, perception and production; bilingual acquisition in children and adults; neurolinguistics of bilingualism; linguistic and non-linguistic cognitive processes in bilingualism.The journal is published three times a year. Its contents and abstracts, starting from volume 1, issue 1, 1998, can be accessed through Cambridge Journals Online, while the full-texts are available after subscription.
The Cognitive Approaches to Literature site sets out the principles of a group of researchers in this field as well as providing some useful links to published work in the field. The main content on the site is a page setting out "the principles underlying cognitive poetics - the application of cognitive linguistics to literature". There are also links to some past conferences in the field and to some related websites. A list of people involved in the research group is given, with email contacts. There is a page containing a bibliography of the field, which also lists journals that accept contributions in this area. Although some of the links to full-text and further information are broken, this may be a useful resource for those looking for resources on a fairly rare topic.
Cognitive Linguistics is an interdisciplinary quarterly journal of cognitive science which provides a forum for linguistic research on the interaction between language and cognition. Topics covered by the journal include: structural characteristics of natural language categorisation (prototypicality, metaphor, mental imagery, and cognitive models); the functional principles of linguistic organisation (iconicity and naturalness); relationship between language and thought; universality and language specificity; cultural background, discourse context and psychological environment of linguistic performance. Abstracts are available online starting with volume 10, issue 1 (1999) while the articles are available only to members of subscribing institutions after registration.
'Contextos' is a Spanish scholarly journal published by the Centre of Methodological and Interdisciplinary Studies (CEMI) at the University of Leon. It includes articles, research notes and reviews of academic works on a wide range of disciplines, although it is prominent the study of language, communication, and culture from a philosophical, psychological, linguistic and/or literary approach. The digital repository 'Dialnet' has made available the lists of contents for issues published during the period between 1983 (1), when the journal was first published, and 1996 (28). At the time of cataloguing, full-text articles published between 1997 and 2002 (29-40) were also available for download as .pdf files. The site offers general information about the journal, publication guidelines for authors, and an index of authors. Some topics covered have been: verbal and non-verbal elements in television adverts; the influence of San Juan de la Cruz in Federico García Lorca's 'Sonetos del Amor Oscuro'; functions and categories within the field of Hispanic linguistics; and the phenomenology of 'logos' in the philosophy of José Ortega y Gasset. Users should note the main language of the publication is Spanish. However, contributions in English are also accepted, and abstracts in both Spanish and English are always provided.
This is the official website of Dan Sperber, who is a French social and cognitive scientist who has developed a naturalistic approach to culture under the name of "epidemiology of representations". With Deirdre Wilson of University College London, he has also developed a cognitive approach to communication known as Relevance theory. Relevance is among the influential theories in contemporary linguistic thought. Sperber's site offers a brief biography, bibliography, and a list of selected articles arranged by date or by theme, written in English or French. The texts are freely accessible under certain conditions of use. The site will be of interest to students and researchers working in the areas of pragmatics, communication, linguistic anthropology, cognitive linguistics, and other related linguistic fields.
This is a downloadable resource available from the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website as a zipped .sav file. It is necessary to apply for approval from the OTA before download, and a link is provided to the terms and conditions of use, and a form to apply for permission. The digital resource contains three files of eye fixation data for three experiments investigating the influence of prior discourse context on focus identification during on-line sentence comprehension. In each experiment, participants read a series of short texts, each comprising two sentences. The first sentence was an interrogative sentence and the second sentence had a dative construction and contained the focus-sensitive particle only. The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effect that an interaction between the focusing properties of the context and this particle would have on sentence comprehension. It was assessed by examining fixation behaviour for different segments of the sentences. The three experiments differed in terms of the location of the focus-sensitive particle. Three experiments were conducted in which eye movements were analysed during reading to investigate skilled readers' understanding of sentences containing 'only'. The results demonstrated that skilled readers make rapid use of grammatical and contextual knowledge to select the appropriate meaning of a sentence, but that grammatical knowledge has the more important role. Although these findings are directly informative about skilled reading, they may also provide insights into problems that might be encountered by beginning readers or people with reading difficulty.
The Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC) is an interdisciplinary centre based at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. It studies the cognitive and computational aspects of communication: spoken and written language, as well as visual, graphic and computer-based communication. The Centre provides a framework for the work of several research groups working in related areas such as computational linguistics, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and many aspects of artificial intelligence. HCRC works on a number of externally funded projects and collaborates with companies and institutions in the area of improving the effectiveness of communication. It provides expertise in a wide range of disciplines related to human communication. It is also a major centre for postgraduate study. The site has a list of working groups and current, as well as past projects; a list of recent HCRC publications; a list of HCRC academic and related staff and their contact details; and a useful search facility.
The International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA) connects cognitive linguists all over the world by organising conferences, sponsoring a major journal and book series for relevant research, as well as other affiliated publication venues, keeping up a website and email discussion list, fostering regional affiliates, and generally providing a community for researchers in cognitive linguistics and others interested in such research from many related disciplines. This site contains extensive information about the association. Of more general interest, there is a useful introduction to Cognitive Linguistics, with links to further reading online and two bibliographies. Information about the two-yearly ICLC conference, how to join the association, how to join the mailing list, and links to related resources are also provided.
Journal of Child Language is an international and interdisciplinary scholarly publication drawing on research in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, and anthropology. Issues addressed include the phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of child language; as well as the underlying principles and theories accounting for child language behaviour. The journal is published three times a year. Journal contents and abstracts, starting from 1997, are available through Cambridge Journals Online, while institutional subscription gives access to the full-texts of articles in PDF format.
Mind & Language is a scholarly journal taking an interdisciplinary approach to studying the phenomena of mind and language. It invites contributions from areas such as linguistics; philosophy; psychology; artificial intelligence; cognitive anthropology, "creating the conditions for a fusion of effort, thus making real progress towards a deeper and more far-reaching understanding of phenomena of mind and language". The journal publishes original articles, as well as forums, survey articles, and reviews of recent books. The site offers a link to journal contents and abstracts; a content alert service (Select); an online sample issue (full-text) available upon registration; information for contributors; and a link to Ingenta Journals, where full-text access is available to members of subscribing institutions. Alternatively, a Pay-Per-View service is available for access to individual articles.
This website describes a series of four AHRC-funded research workshops aiming to bring together neuroscientists, linguists and psycholinguists to build research capacity in bilingualism and the brain. The workshops will also report on state-of-the-art research and it is hoped that they will encourage new research across the fields of neuroscience and linguists, with theoretical practical applications for patients.
"Poznań studies in contemporary linguistics" is the online version of this journal published by the School of English of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and online by the Versita, the first electronic publisher for Central European academic and scientific journals. The "Poznańn studies in contemporary linguistics" has only two volumes online, 43 and 44 from 2007 and 2008 respectively, with two issues published per annum. The studies in the journal have an international focus. The interface of the website is entirely in English. There multiple search options through the issues of the journal or of the entire site of the publishers. The articles are available for full download in PDF format. However, book reviews and news that the printed journal probably contains are left out in the electronic version. Details about the editorial board, the scope of the journal as well as guidelines for authors are available on the site.
This is the website for an AHRC and British Academy funded project which brings together a stylistician and a team of psychologists to examine the way people read narrative texts. The project is conducting “an intensive programme of experiments” including: stylistic analysis; text change detection experiments; reading time experiments; eye-tracking tests; continuation tests and ERP neuro-imaging. The research uses a new approach based on the stylistic features of naturally-occurring narrative texts such as popular fiction and newspaper stories. As well as a fuller description of the project and its methodologies, the website includes a list of outcomes to date.
Steven Pinker is professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. His work in the field of language acquisition, as well as his widely acclaimed popular books, such as The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works, have won him a name in the area of psycholinguistics and applied linguistics. The site includes online copies of Pinker's selected articles, published in magazines and newspapers; a list of public lectures; teaching courses; and research interests. The site will be of value to anyone interested in processes of language acquisition from a psycholinguistic point of view.
Studia Linguistica is an international forum providing original research on theoretical linguistics, primarily in the fields of grammar, cognitive semantics, and language typology. The site offers journal contents and abstracts (dating back to 1997); a sample article (full-text); information for contributors; and a contents alerting service (Select). Full-text access is available to members of subscribing institutions; online subscription is also available. Alternatively, individuals may purchase single issues or articles.