Manuscripts submitted to Language and Speech must be written in English and should adhere to the highest standards of academic writing. Authors needing help or advice on writing in English are encouraged to contact colleagues, both within and outside their own institutions, to critique their writing before submitting to Language and Speech. Manuscripts that are poorly written will be returned without review for scientific merit.
The initial submission should be double-spaced throughout, and should conform to the conventions of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (latest edition). The first page should contain the title of the paper being submitted, name(s) and short address(es) (institution, location) of the author(s), a short running head, and a note giving acknowledgments and the corresponding author's full address. The second page should contain an abstract of less than 200 words. The text should be followed by footnotes, references, and appendices in that order.
For the benefit of reviewers and editors reading your manuscript for the first time, it is permissible, and even desirable, to insert fully titled figures and tables at their appropriate positions in the text. Please note, however, that this is not the format required for submission of final manuscripts. It is, of course, acceptable to follow the final manuscript guidelines for tables and figures in initial submissions as well. (See below)
The text should use three levels of headings as follows:
Flush left italic/underlined. Text follows on the same line.
HEADINGS should not be preceded by numerals.
REFERENCES IN THE TEXT should be given in one of the following forms depending on the context:
... as has consistently been assumed by the Dutch School ('t Hart, Collier, & Cohen, 1990).
Scott (1982, p.1005) found that "in sentences which contain ..."
Segui and Grainger (1993) summarize the evidence from studies of visual word recognition.
THE LIST OF REFERENCES should use the following format for most books, articles, and book chapters. Note that page numbers are required for all articles and book chapters. Please consult the current edition of the APA Manual for further details.
't Hart, J., Collier, R., & Cohen, A. (1990). A perceptual study of intonation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Scott, D. R. (1982). Duration as a cue to the perception of a phrase boundary. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 71, 996-1007.
Segui, J., & Grainger, J. (1993). An overview of neighborhood effects in word recognition. In G. Altmann and R. Shillcock (Eds.), Cognitive models of speech processing: The second Sperlonga meeting (pp. 497-516). Hove UK: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
PHONETIC SYMBOLS should be used in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the International Phonetic Association (1989 Kiel Convention, most recent update) unless there is a compelling reason to deviate from them. NOTE: Language and Speech now requires Doulos SIL version 4.0.14 or above for all phonetic characters in final manuscripts submitted for publication. This font may be downloaded for free from here. Earlier versions of this font are not compatible or acceptable.
FIGURE AND TABLE CAPTIONS should be informative so that each figure is interpretable independently. See the APA manual for useful guidelines.
THE USE OF APPENDICES is encouraged when the inclusion of materials and item-by-item results will facilitate evaluation of the results summarized in the body of the paper.
COPYRIGHT: Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that, if accepted for publication, the exclusive copyright in the article is assigned to SAGE Publications. In consideration of this, SAGE will provide a complimentary copy of the journal issue for each contributing author and 25 e-prints of their accepted manuscript. They are free to disseminate these as they wish. This assignment does not in any way limit the authors in their personal use or photocopying of the article or part of it for nonprofit making purposes.
REPROCOPIES (PHOTOCOPIES): A single photocopy may be made without authorization or fee. Authorization to make more than one photocopy of more than 5% of the article will be granted to users of this Journal registered with the Copyright Licensing Agency, 7 Ridgmount St., London WCIE 7AE, England, and subject to the payment of a fee amounting to 17p (25c) for each copy of each page. Application for authorization and payment should be made to the Copyright Licensing Agency. Photocopies for classroom use only may be made without authorization or fee.
In preparing final versions of manuscripts that have been accepted for publication in Language and Speech, please note the following additional requirements:
* Update: It is no longer necessary to place footnotes at the end of the paper. Footnotes should appear on the same page that they are referenced.
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