Editorial Team


Dr. Elena Babatsouli is an Assistant Professor and Ben Blanco Endowed Professor in Communicative Disorders in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is founding co-editor of the Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, founder of the biennial International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, and President of the Association of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech. Elena’s research interests are on cross-linguistic child monolingual and bilingual phonological acquisition and assessment, second language acquisition, speech sound disorders, culturally responsive practices in speech and language sciences, phonetics/phonology, morphology, psycholinguistics, clinical linguistics, and measures/quantitative methods. She is the editor or co-editor of several books, journal special issues, and conference proceedings. Elena Babatsouli has over thirty publications. Elena currently serves on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Multicultural Issues Board.

Dr Martin J. Ball is Honorary Professor in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Bangor University, Wales and Sessional Lecturer in Phonetics and Linguistics at Wrexham Glyndwr University, Wales. He has also served as Professor of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics at Linköping University, Sweden, having formerly held the position of Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his bachelor’s degree with honours in Linguistics and English from the University of Wales (Bangor); his Master’s degree in phonetics and linguistics from the University of Essex; his Ph.D. from the University of Wales (Cardiff), and a DLitt degree from Bangor University. Dr Ball has authored and edited over 35 books, 50 contributions to collections and 100 refereed articles in academic journals. He has also presented at conferences around the world. He is co-editor of the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (Taylor & Francis); and of the book series Studies in Phonetics and Phonology (Equinox), Communication Disorders across Languages (Multilingual Matters), and Language and Speech Disorders (Psychology Press). His main research interests include sociolinguistics, clinical phonetics and phonology, and the linguistics of Welsh. He has been President of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association; he is an honorary Fellow of the UK Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. His most recent books are Principles of Clinical Phonology (Routledge, 2016) and Challenging Sonority (co-edited with N. Müller, Equinox, 2016)

Editorial Board

  • Karen Miller, Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • Peggy Mok, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Valerie Shafer, Graduate Center, City University of New York, United States