Research in Language
Research in Language (RiL)
is an international journal committed to publishing excellent studies in the area of linguistics and related disciplines focused on human communication. Language studies, as other scholarly disciplines, undergo two seemingly counteracting processes: the process of diversification of the field into narrow specialized domains and the process of convergence, strengthened by interdisciplinarity. It is the latter perspective that RiL editors invite for the journal, whose aim is to present language in its entirety, meshing traditional modular compartments, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and offer a multidimensional perspective which exposes varied but relevant aspects of language, e.g. the cognitive, the psychological, the institutional aspect, as well as the social shaping of linguistic convention and creativity.
Affiliated at the crosswords between Eastern and Western Europe and between the Slavic and the Anglo-American tradition, RiL is uniquely suited not only to represent current linguistics research, but also provoke confrontation and provide a forum for discussion for researchers rooted in different schools, distant both in theory and geographical space, from Europe and beyond.
Research in Language publishes original research articles and book reviews.
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland
Jan Majer, University of Łódź, Poland
Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, University of Łódź, Poland (& Reviews)
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland
Editorial Advisory Board
Janusz Arabski, University of Silesia, Poland
Niels Davidsen-Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Martin Everaert, Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, the Netherlands
Jacek Fisiak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
James Higginbotham, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Magnus Huber, Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, Germany
Richard Hudson, University College London, United Kingdom
Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Roman Kalisz, Gdańsk University, Poland
Tomasz P. Krzeszowski, Warsaw University, Poland
Ronald W. Langacker, University of California, San Diego, USA
Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
John Osborne, University of Savoy at Chambery, France
Linda Shockey, University of Reading [Special Issue Editor]
Hans Sauer, University of Munich, Germany
Marina Sbisà, University of Trieste, Italy
Piotr Stalmaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland
Aleksander Szwedek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Stella Tagnin, University of Săo Paulo, Brazil
Beatrice Warren, University of Lund, Sweden
Igor Ž. Žagar,University of Maribor, Slovenia
Paul Wilson, University of Łódź, Poland
Przemysław Ostalski, University of Łódź, Poland
Nazwa wydawcy:Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Research in Language
Instytut Anglistyki Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
90-514 Łódź, al. Kościuszki 65
Kolekcje w tym zbiorze
Aiming for Cognitive Equivalence – Mental Models as a Tertium Comparationis for Translation and Empirical Semantics (De Gruyter Open, 2017-06-27)This paper introduces my concept of cognitive equivalence (cf. Mandelblit, 1997), an attempt to reconcile elements of Nida’s dynamic equivalence with recent innovations in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology, ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-06-27)This article is concerned with some cross-linguistic asymmetries in the use of two types of time metaphors, the Moving-Time and the Moving-Ego metaphor. The latter metaphor appears to be far less well-entrenched in languages ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-06-27)Encountered at all levels of language, conceptual asymmetries between source and target languages present translators with fundamental challenges that require problem awareness, problem identification and problem solving. ...
A Multivariate Study of T/V Forms in European Languages Based on a Parallel Corpus of Film Subtitles (De Gruyter Open, 2017-06-27)The present study investigates the cross-linguistic differences in the use of so-called T/V forms (e.g. French tu and vous, German du and Sie, Russian ty and vy) in ten European languages from different language families ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-06-27)What is discussed in the present paper is the assumption concerning a human narrowed sense of perception of external world and, resulting from this, a basically approximate nature of concepts that are to portray it. Apart ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-06-27)This editorial outlines the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the current special issue, signalling some of the practical implications of the problems investigated. As the title of the collection highlights ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-05-17)The paper applies RT to analyse an 18th century translation of a Latin text by the preeminent Romanian scholar Demetrius Cantemir. The translation diverges significantly from the original and was met with harsh criticism. ...
Interlocutors-Related and Hearer-Specific Causes of Misunderstanding: Processing Strategy, Confirmation Bias and Weak Vigilance (De Gruyter Open, 2017-05-17)Noises, similarities between words, slips of the tongue, ambiguities, wrong or false beliefs, lexical deficits, inappropriate inferences, cognitive overload, non-shared knowledge, topic organisation or focusing problems, ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-05-17)This editorial to the special issue of RiL dedicated to relevance theory and problems of intercultural communication addresses the general requirements that a theory of communication must meet to be applicable to the ...
The Treatment of Geographical Dialect in Literary Translation from the Perspective of Relevance Theory (De Gruyter Open, 2017-05-17)This paper discusses problems involved in the translation of literary works that apply linguistic varieties, especially geographical dialects. It surveys selected approaches to the functions of dialects in literature and ...
Principles of ‘Newspeak’ in Polish Translations of British and American Press Articles under Communist Rule (De Gruyter Open, 2017-05-17)The paper analyses selected Polish translations of British and American press articles published in the magazine Forum in the years 1965 - 1989. In communist Poland, all such texts were censored before publication, which ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-05-17)Despite growing interest in the impact of computer-mediated communication on our lives, linguistic studies on such communication conducted in the Arabic language are scarce. Grounded in Relevance Theory, this paper seeks ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-02-23)The results demonstrate that in general, NF proved more effective than NNF. With regard to individual processes of connected speech, NF was more effective in production, whereas no such effect was found for perception.
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-02-23)The paper, assuming the general framework of Chomsky’s (2013a, 2015b) current version of the Minimalist syntax, investigates the syntax of quotation in light of ellipsis. I show that certain unexpected effects arising for ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-02-23)This study investigates whether adding a real interlocutor to elicitation techniques would result in requests that are different from those gathered through versions with a hypothetical interlocutor. For this purpose, a ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-02-23)The article presents the study of the influence of professional competence of EFL learners on their academic writing. The task was approached through analyzing learners’ competence in specific knowledge domains - knowledge ...
Teaching the pronunciation of sentence final and word boundary stops to French learners of English: distracted imitation versus audio-visual explanations. (De Gruyter Open, 2017-02-23)Studies on stop unrelease in second language acquisition have hitherto focused on the productions of Slavic learners of English (Šimáčková & Podlipský, 2015) and experiments on Polish learners of English; the latter show ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-02-23)Authorship profiling, i.e. revealing information about an unknown author by analyzing their text, is a task of growing importance. One of the most urgent problems of authorship profiling (AP) is selecting text parameters ...
Erratum (De Gruyter Open, 2016-10-26)
(De Gruyter Open, 2016-10-26)Current research in bilingual children’s language development with one language dominant has shown that one linguistic system can affect the other. This is called Crosslinguistic Influence (CLI). This paper explores whether ...