An electronic journal for language researchers and practitioners which aims at presenting and exchanging theoretical and practical work in the areas of: didactics; applied linguistics; psycholinguistics; educational sciences; computational linguistics; and computer science. The journal is published twice a year, in June and in December. As well as providing information about ALSIC, the website provides access to current and previous issues, and allows authors to submit their work. Sample articles cover: images of the self; computer assisted collective language learning; research and development in language teacher education; and building student communities in online learning.
Applied Psycholinguistics is a scholarly journal with an interdisciplinary focus: it draws on research from the fields of linguistics, language learning, psychology, sociology, reading, speech and hearing, neurology, education. The journal studies the psychological processes involved in the language development of adults and children; the linguistic development of learners with or without developmental disabilities; language acquisition and impairments. Apart from research articles, the journal also publishes reviews of new books; discussions; and methodological notes. Journal contents and abstracts are available through Cambridge Journals Online from volume 20, issue 1, 1999, while access to the full-texts of articles is available to institutional subscribers.
This is the home page of the "Argumentum", the peer-reviewed e-journal published by the Graduate School for Linguistics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. The site is bilingual, Hungarian and English, thus being available to a wide scholarly audience. However, the introduction and the guidelines for submissions of articles are written only in Hungarian. The English version of these can be read under the "technical guide". Argumentum is published once a year. The articles in the review are written in a variety of languages. They can be accessed either through the "content" menu which directs to the latest issue or through the "archive". The first "Argumentum" appeared in 2005. The focus of the annual covers literary and linguistic studies in all areas of world literature, of various tongues and from the middle ages onward. The articles are in PDF format. The site also offers a link to the home page of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Debrecen.
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.
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.
Language is a website compiled and written by students at Duke University. It presents succinct introductory essays on language and its relations to the following areas: philosophy; neurobiology; psychology; and cultural anthropology. There is also a general essay by the editor of the website. Of prime interest to philosophers is the essay by Marnie Riddle, which outlines the history and basic concepts of the various movements surrounding logical empiricism (including logical positivism), ordinary language philosophy and its roots in the early work of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), and some more recent developments in philosophy of language. The other essays also contain material relevant to philosophy of mind, epistemology, and language, such as discussions of the work of the behaviourist B.F. Skinner (1904-1990), and the linguists Noam Chomsky (1928-), and Benjamin Whorf (1897-1941). The essays are clearly divided into sub-sections and a bibliography for each is provided. The essays may be of use to students who are seeking some basic information on language and its significance in certain areas of philosophy.
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.
This is the only website devoted to Text World Theory, which is a cognitive-linguistic model of human discourse processing, and was originally developed by Professor Paul Werth at the University of Amsterdam during the 1980s and 1990s. The theory is of interest to cognitive linguists, stylisticians and literary theorists, among others. The site contains a short but useful description of the theory, a bibliography of work in the area, links to related online resources and an invitation to join a mailing list on the topic.