Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism

LAB is an international peer-reviewed journal which provides an outlet for cutting-edge studies on bilingualism. LAB assumes a broad definition of bilingualism, including work on: adult L2 acquisition/processing, simultaneous child bilingualism, child L2 acquisition/processing, adult and child heritage language bilingualism, L1 attrition in L2/Ln environments, and adult/child L3/Ln acquisition/processing. LAB publishes original research assuming any cognitive science approach to the understanding of bilingual language acquisition and processing and the effects bilingualism has on cognition and the brain.

LAB publishes its articles Online First.

Four types of articles appear in LAB:

  • General Research articles: 8,000-10,000 word articles that present original empirical research pertinent to the study of cognitive-linguistic bilingualism.
  • Squibs and Research Reports: These small articles should not exceed 5,000 words and should present research on ongoing theoretical projects or subsets of data sets making significant contributions that are time sensitive. Accelerated review will be conducted.
  • Epistemological Topics: these articles on topics of general epistemological interest in the sub-disciplines that contribute research to the journal will be between 8,000 and 12,000 words and will be by invitation only.
  • Spotlight issue: Annually, one Spotlight issue will be published focusing on research of one particular language, language family or a cohort of articles addressing the same theoretical questions within the remit of the journal. Proposals for guest editing this issue should be sent to the editors and not exceed 3 pages.

All inquiries as well as all submissions should be sent to: editorialATlabjournal.org

Ranking 59/181 in Linguistics (JCR 2016)

ISSN 1879-9264 | E-ISSN 1879-9272 | Electronic edition
Sample issue: LAB 5:1
Board
Editors
Tanja Kupisch | University of Konstanz
Jason Rothman | University of Reading & UiT the Artic University of Norway
Associate Editors
Mirjam Broersma | Radboud University Nijmegen
Vicky Chondrogianni | University of Edinburgh
Ian Cunnings | University of Reading
Alison Gabriele | University of Kansas
Holger Hopp | University of Braunschweig
Carrie N. Jackson | Pennsylvania State University
Margaret Kehoe | University of Zurich
Öner Özçelik | Indiana University
Tom Rankin | WU Vienna
Yulia Rodina | UiT the Arctic University of Norway
Neal Snape | Gunma Prefectural Women’s University & Chuo University
Assistant Editor
David Miller | University of Reading
Editorial Board
Ellen Bialystok | York University
Emanuel Bylund | Stockholm University
Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro | University of Illinois at Chicago
Susanne Elizabeth Carroll | University of Calgary
Deborah Chen Pichler | Gallaudet University
Ian Cunnings | University of Reading
Paola E. Dussias | Pennsylvania State University
María del Pilar García Mayo | Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU
Marcel Giezen | Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
Jorge González Alonso | UiT the Arctic University of Norway
Stefan Th. Gries | University of California at Santa Barbara
Theres Grüter | University of Hawaii
Ayşe Gürel | Bogazici University
Erika Hoff | Florida Atlantic University
Noriko Hoshino | Tsuda University
Tania Ionin | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alan Juffs | University of Pittsburgh
Edith Kaan | University of Florida at Gainesville
Tihana Kraš | University of Rijeka
Judith F. Kroll | University of California, Riverside
Donna Lardiere | Georgetown University
Li Wei | UCL IOE
Viorica Marian | Northwestern University
Theodoros Marinis | University of Reading
Mary Grantham O’Brien | University of Calgary
William O’Grady | University of Hawaii
Johanne Paradis | University of Alberta
Maria Polinsky | University of Maryland
Michael T. Putnam | Pennsylvania State University
Monika S. Schmid | University of Essex
Bonnie D. Schwartz | University of Hawaii
Ludovica Serratrice | University of Reading
Roumyana Slabakova | University of Southampton & University of Iowa
Antonella Sorace | University of Edinburgh
Darren Tanner | University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Debra Titone | McGill University
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli | University of Cambridge
Sharon Unsworth | Radboud University Nijmegen
Bill VanPatten | Michigan State University
Marit Westergaard | UiT the Arctic University of Norway
Lydia White | McGill University
Magdalena Wrembel | Adam Mickiewicz University
Stefanie Wulff | University of Florida at Gainesville
Virginia Yip | The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ranking 59/181 in Linguistics (JCR 2016)

Subscription Info
Current issue: 8:1, available as of March 2018
Next issue: 8:2, expected May 2018, published online on 19 April 2018

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 8 (2018): 6 issues; ca. 900 pp. EUR 313.00 EUR 362.00 subscribe

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 60.00 (online‑only: EUR 55.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

Available back-volumes

Online-only Print + online
Complete backset
(Vols. 1‒7; 2011‒2017)
32 issues;
3,800 pp.
EUR 1,570.00 EUR 1,698.00
Volume 7 (2017) 6 issues; 750 pp. EUR 276.00 EUR 319.00
Volume 6 (2016) 6 issues; 750 pp. EUR 276.00 EUR 310.00
Volume 5 (2015) 4 issues; 500 pp. EUR 221.00 EUR 241.00
Volume 4 (2014) 4 issues; 500 pp. EUR 221.00 EUR 234.00
Volume 3 (2013) 4 issues; 500 pp. EUR 196.00 EUR 202.00
Volumes 1‒2 (2011‒2012) 4 issues; avg. 400 pp. EUR 190.00 each EUR 196.00 each
Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CFDM: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
Issues

Online-first articles

Volume 8 (2018)

Issue 1. Methodologies for intra-sentential code-switching research

Issue 2

Volume 7 (2017)

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3/4. Language Impairment in Bilingual Children: State of the art 2017

Issue 5

Issue 6. Epistomological issue with keynote article “The relevance of first language attrition to theories of bilingual development” by Monika S. Schmid and Barbara Köpke

Volume 6 (2016)

Issue 1/2. Aging and Bilingualism

Issue 3

Issue 4

Issue 5. Bilingualism and Executive Function: An interdisciplinary approach

Issue 6. Epistomological issue with keynote article “The development of bimodal bilingualism: Implications for linguistic theory” by Diane Lillo-Martin, Ronice Müller de Quadros and Deborah Chen Pichler

Volume 5 (2015)

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3

Issue 4. Epistomological issue with keynote article “The role of language processing in language acquisition” by Colin Phillips and Lara Ehrenhofer

Volume 4 (2014)

Issue 1

Issue 2. Parsing to Learn

Issue 3. Epistomological issue with keynote article “Early, late or very late? Timing acquisition and bilingualism” by Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

Issue 4

Volume 3 (2013)

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3. Epistomological issue with keynote article “The illusion of language acquisition” by William O’Grady

Issue 4

Volume 2 (2012)

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3. Epistomological issue with keynote article “Different speakers, different grammars: Individual differences in native language attainment” by Ewa Dabrowska

Issue 4

Volume 1 (2011)

Issue 1. Epistomological issue with keynote article “Pinning down of “interface” in bilingualism” by Antonella Sorace

Issue 2

Issue 3. Internal and External Factors in Child Second Language Acquisition

Issue 4

Online-First

12 April 2018

Do bilinguals create two different sets of vocabulary for two domains?: Vocabulary development and overlap in the first years of schooling
Elke G. Montanari, Roman Abel, Barbara Graßer and Lilia Tschudinovski

30 March 2018

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Agreement attraction effects with Turkish possessors
Sol Lago, Martina Gracanin-Yuksek, Duygu Fatma Şafak, Orhan Demir, Bilal Kırkıcı and Claudia Felser

20 March 2018

Constructively combining languages: The use of code-mixing in German-English bilingual child language acquisition
Antje Endesfelder Quick, Elena Lieven, Ad Backus and Michael Tomasello

12 March 2018

The acquisition of relative clauses by Mandarin heritage language children
Ruiting Jia and Johanne Paradis

26 February 2018

Listener-adapted speech: Bilinguals adapt in a more sensitive way
Isabelle Lorge and Napoleon Katsos
Examining the role of cross-generational attrition in the development of Spanish as a heritage language: Evidence from gustar-like verbs
Diego Pascual y Cabo

22 February 2018

The action dynamics of native and non-native speakers of English in processing active and passive sentences
Scott Crossley, Nicholas D. Duran, YouJin Kim, Tiffany Lester and Samuel Clark
Processing backward translation at intermediate L2 proficiency: The role of lexical, conceptual, and phonological links
Reza Rafi

20 February 2018

The influence of the native language on phonological preparation in spoken word production in a second language
Chuchu Li, Yakov Kronrod and Min Wang
Lexical access in English-Spanish bilinguals: A comparison of advanced heritage speakers and late learners
Irina A. Shport, Dorian Dorado and María Gabriela Puscama

16 January 2018

Pragmatic abilities in bilinguals: The case of scalar implicatures
Ludivine Dupuy, Penka Stateva, Sara Andreetta, Anne Cheylus, Viviane Déprez, Jean-Baptiste van der Henst, Jacques Jayez, Arthur Stepanov and Anne Reboul

15 January 2018

List composition effect on cognate and non-cognate word acquisition in children
Montserrat Comesaña, Ana J. Moreira, Daniela Valente, Juan A. Hernández-Cabrera and Ana Paula Soares

9 January 2018

Derivational complexity vs. transfer effects: Long-distance wh-movement in heritage and L2 grammars
Holger Hopp, Michael T. Putnam and Nora Vosburg

6 November 2017

Covert co-activation of bilinguals’ non-target language: Phonological competition from translations
Anthony Shook and Viorica Marian

2 November 2017

Aspectual interpretation and mass/count knowledge in Chinese-English bilinguals
Bin Yin and Beth Ann O’Brien

16 October 2017

The development of gender assignment and agreement in English-Greek and German-Greek bilingual children
Maria Kaltsa, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli and Froso Argyri

2 October 2017

A case for agreement: Processing of case inflection by early and late learners
Kira Gor, Anna Chrabaszcz and Svetlana V. Cook
Compounding and derivation: On the ‘promiscuity’ of derivational affixes
Juana M. Liceras and Rachel Klassen

25 September 2017

Selective vulnerability and dominant language transfer in the acquisition of the Chinese cleft construction by heritage speakers
Ziyin Mai and Xiangjun Deng

9 August 2017

How subject animacy constrains motion event descriptions: Evidence from sequential and simultaneous bilinguals in French and English
Sarah Berthaud and Stanislava Antonijevic-Elliott

31 July 2017

Bilingualism effects in Basque Subject Pronoun Expression: Evidence from L2 Basque
Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez and Lorena Sainz-Maza Lecanda
Processing DOM in relative clauses: Salience and optionality in early and late bilinguals
Nuria Sagarra, Liliana Sánchez and Aurora Bel

11 July 2017

The acquisition of the weaker language: Evidence from the acquisition of Russian cases by a Turkish-Russian child
Elena Antonova Ünlü and Li Wei

10 July 2017

Feature reassembly in the acquisition of plural marking by Korean and Indonesian bilinguals: A bidirectional study
Eunji Lee and Donna Lardiere
Exploring the role of cognitive control in syntactic processing: Evidence from cross-language priming in bilingual children
Anna Wolleb, Antonella Sorace and Marit Westergaard

21 June 2017

The good, the bad, and the gradient: The role of losers in code-switching
Michael T. Putnam and Robert Klosinski

23 May 2017

Quantifying cross-linguistic influence with a computational model: A study of case-marking comprehension
Yevgen Matusevych, Afra Alishahi and Ad Backus

26 April 2017

Gender and number processing in second language Swahili
Patti Spinner, Rebecca Foote and Rose Acen Upor

7 March 2017

Identifying partially schematic units in the code-mixing of an English and German speaking child
Antje Endesfelder Quick, Elena Lieven, Malinda Carpenter and Michael Tomasello

7 February 2017

Effects of education on the production of plural morphology among bilingual speakers of Yucatec Maya and Spanish
Lindsay K. Butler and Rosa María Couoh Pool

6 February 2017

Bidirectional cross-linguistic influence in late bilingualism: Evidence from the container-content relation
Mahmoud Azaz and Joshua Frank
Glimpses of semantic restructuring of English emotion-laden words of American English L1 users residing outside the USA
Jean-Marc Dewaele

26 July 2016

Focus in Indian English and Hindi late and simultaneous bilinguals
Vandana Puri
Submission

Linguistic Approached to Bilingualism offers online submission 

Before submitting, please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors.

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail: editorialATlabjournal.org

Information about Open Access options can be found on our OA Policy page.

Guidelines

 

The default review policy for LAB is double blind review. While the authors names and affiliations will always remain anonymous for the first round of review, reviewers can choose to sign their reviews. In such a case, authors can then choose to make their identity known before the second round of review and get in touch with the signed reviewer to discuss comments. The editors of LAB will be responsible for screening submissions for quality as well as screening reviews for tone (and quality). We will adopt a strict policy of ‘constructive civility.’ Guidelines for reviewers will be sent to them with the invitation for review.

Guidelines for Contributors

Types of articles:

General Research articles: 8,000-10,000 word articles that present original empirical research pertinent to the study of cognitive-linguistic bilingualism.

Squibs and Research Reports: These small articles should not exceed 5,000 words and should present research on ongoing theoretical projects or subsets of data sets making significant contributions that are time sensitive. Accelerated review will be conducted.

Epistemological Topics: these articles on topics of general epistemological interest in the sub-disciplines that contribute research to the journal will be between 8,000 and 12,000 words and will be by invitation only.

Spotlight issue: Annually, one Spotlight issue will be published focusing on research of one particular language, language family or a cohort of articles addressing the same theoretical questions within the remit of the journal. Proposals for guest editing this issue should be sent to the editors and not exceed 3 pages.

1. All inquiries should be directed towards the editors by e-mailing the journal at editorialATlabjournal.org

2. Contributions must be in English and spelling should be either American English or British English and should be consistent throughout the paper. If not written by a native speaker, it is advisable to have the paper checked by a native speaker prior to submission.

3. All articles published in LAB are double-blind peer reviewed. For initial submission, authors should therefore deliver their MANUSCRIPT in electronic form (Word or rtf, accompanied by an identical PDF file), double-spaced with 3 cm/1 inch margins.

4. Upon acceptance, the author will be requested to furnish the FINAL VERSION in electronic form (Word or rtf), accompanied by an identical PDF file. For the final accepted version the following standards MUST be followed:

5. Authors are responsible for observing copyright laws when quoting or reproducing material. The copyright of articles published in LAB is held by the publisher. Permission for the author to use the article elsewhere will be granted by the publisher provided full acknowledgement is given to the source.

6. Papers should be reasonably divided into sections and, if appropriate subsections. The headings of these subsections should be numbered in Arabic numerals (1.; 1.1.; 1.1.1.).

7. Line drawings (FIGURES) should be submitted as reproducible originals. They should be numbered consecutively, and appropriate captions should be provided. Reference to any FIGURES should be given in the appropriate place where they should appear.

8. TABLES should be numbered consecutively and should be referred to in the main text.

9. NOTES should appear as FOOTNOTES and should be concise, kept to a minimum, and numbered consecutively throughout the paper.

10. REFERENCES and all formatting in general, including for the reporting of STATISTICS, should follow the guidelines set out by the APA (see www.apastyle.org). Please consult this document for a summary of the main points to which you should pay particular attention.

11. Authors are kindly requested to check their manuscripts very carefully before submission in order to avoid delays in publication. The first author will receive a PDF file with page proofs for final correction. One set must be returned with corrections by the dates determined by the publication schedule. Any author’s alterations other than typographical corrections in the page proofs may be charged to the author.

12. Authors of main articles as well as reviews will receive a complementary copy of the issue in which their paper appears.

13. Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site.

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors: editorialATlabjournal.org.