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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Language Acquisition

For a Special Issue on
Clinical populations acquiring languages other than English

Abstract deadline
01 August 2022

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Sudha Arunachalam, New York University
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Yi Ting Huang, University of Maryland
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Clinical populations acquiring languages other than English

The goal of this special issue is to bring together research on language development in children with language/communication disorders (e.g., developmental language disorder, autism, hearing impairment) who are acquiring a language or languages other than English. It is clear that research from a variety of languages is critical for theories of how language is acquired (e.g., Kidd & Garcia; Christiansen et al. 2022). This is equally true for children from clinical populations, and in fact, similarities and differences in how the disorder manifests across languages can shed light on both the underlying mechanisms targeted by the disorder as well as how typological properties shape acquisition (e.g., Leonard, 2014). However, the literature on clinical populations remains dominated by studies on English learners.

We invite contributions investigating language development in children who are both members of a clinically significant group and who are acquiring at least one language that is not English. Submissions should address typological similarities and/or differences between the language(s) being acquired and the current knowledge base (whether from English or other languages) and how these similarities or differences might affect the acquisition process.

All invited manuscripts will undergo the standard peer-review process. Submissions will be reviewed by experts who can comment on the language facts and typological motivation, on the clinical population, and on the language phenomena being discussed.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts (400-600 words) are due August 1, 2022 and should be emailed to the editors ([email protected], [email protected]).

Authors are also welcome to contact us with inquiries.

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