JoSS Special Issue on Corpora building for experimental prosody research. Deadline Aug 15th 2012

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Journal of Speech Sciences

Call for Papers

Journal of Speech Sciences (JoSS)

ISSN: 2236-9740

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Volume 2, number 2 (thematic issue)

This is the CFP for the fourth issue of the Journal of Speech Sciences (JoSS). The JoSS covers experimental aspects that deal with scientific aspects of speech, language and linguistic communication processes. Coverage also includes articles dealing with pathological topics, or articles of an interdisciplinary nature, provided that experimental and linguistic principles underlie the work reported. Experimental approaches are emphasized in order to stimulate the development of new methodologies, of new annotated corpora, of new techniques aiming at fully testing current theories of speech production, perception, as well as phonetic and phonological theories and their interfaces.

For this issue, the journal team will receive original, previously unpublished contributions on Corpora building for experimental prosody research or related themes. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present new architectures, new challenges, new databases related to experimental prosody to contribute to the exchange of data, to the elaboration of parallel corpora, to the proposition of common environments to do cross-linguistic research.

The contributions should be sent through the journal website ( until August 15th, 2012. The primary language of the Journal is English. Contributions in Portuguese, in Spanish (Castillan) and in French are also accepted, provided a 1-page (between 500-600 words) abstract in English be given. The goal of this policy is to ensure a wide dissemination of quality research written in these three Romance languages. The contributions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, though the final decision as to publication is taken by the two editors. For preparing the manuscript, please follow the instructions at the JoSS webpage. If accepted, the authors must use the template given in the website for preparing the paper for publication.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: August 15th, 2012*
Notification of acceptance: September, 2012
Final manuscript due: November, 2012
Publication date: December, 2012

* If arrived after that date, the paper will follow the schedule for the next issue.

About the JoSS

The Journal of Speech Sciences (JoSS) is an open access journal which follows the principles of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), meaning that its readers can freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of any article electronically published in the journal. It is accessible at .

The JoSS covers experimental aspects that deal with scientific aspects of speech, language and linguistic communication processes. The JoSS is supported by the initiative of the Luso-Brazilian Association of Speech Sciences (LBASS), . Founded in the 16th of February 2007, the LBASS aims at promoting, stimulating and disseminating research and teaching in Speech Sciences in Brazil and Portugal, as well as establishing a channel between sister associations abroad.


Plinio A. Barbosa (Speech Prosody Studies Group/State University of Campinas, Brazil)

Sandra Madureira (LIACC/Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil)

E-mail: {pabarbosa, smadureira}