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
Foreign language learners acquire L2 phonetic detail: Goose and Foot fronting in non-native English (De Gruyter Open, 2018-02-06)Whether late learners discern fine phonetic detail in second-language (L2) input, form new phonetic categories, and realize them accurately remains a relevant question in L2 phonology, especially for foreign-language (FL) ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2018-02-06)This paper uses the terminology of Construction Grammar (Goldberg 1996; 2006) and a corpus-based method to investigate a pair of semantically similar constructions and the lexemes that occur in both of them. The method, ...
The effect of incidental learning on the comprehension of English affixes by Arabic-speaking EFL learners: acquisition and application (De Gruyter Open, 2018-02-06)This study aims to examine the effect of incidental learning on the comprehension of 30 English affixes by 50 Arabic-speaking EFL learners in an attempt to determine which affixes are more easily comprehended. We adopt the ...
Developing a Pronunciation Computer Program for the Acquisition of English Phonemes and Word Stress (De Gruyter Open, 2018-02-06)This study devised a pronunciation computer program to examine whether mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) could facilitate college students’ acquisition of English phonemes and word stress. Thirty-eight participants ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2018-02-06)The study investigates the attitudes of 254 Czech students towards English as the main language taught at secondary schools. The questionnaire enquired about their perspectives on learning English in general, British and ...
Overshooting Americanisation. Accent stylisation in pop singing – acoustic properties of the bath and trap vowels in focus (De Gruyter Open, 2018-02-06)The paper addresses the problem of overshoot involved in singing accent stylisation. Selected phonetic features indexed as “American” and “Cockney” are analysed in the singing and speaking styles of a British vocalist, ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2018-02-06)This paper focuses on the relations between conscious and subconscious aspects of English word stress acquisition. Using two tasks–reading and written word stress identification, we test metacompetence and production ...
Credibility of native and non-native speakers of English revisited: Do non-native listeners feel the same? (De Gruyter Open, 2017-10-11)This study reports on research stimulated by Lev-Ari and Keysar (2010) who showed that native listeners find statements delivered by foreign-accented speakers to be less true than those read by native speakers. Our objective ...
The relationship between the production of word stress and musical abilities in Polish learners of English (De Gruyter Open, 2017-10-11)The pilot study presented in this paper is exploratory in nature and aims first to investigate if there exists a relationship between the production of word stress and learners’ musical abilities, and then, to explore the ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-10-11)The aim of the current study is to examine the program of pronunciation training and its implementation from a new perspective, which is that of MA graduates. The data were obtained from 65 graduates of the Faculty of ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2017-10-11)This paper investigates the effect of text-messaging on Arab EFL learners’ English academic writing. It also investigates teachers’ attitudes and reactions to the presence of e-texting features in their students’ writing. ...
The effects of explicit pronunciation instruction on the degree of perceived foreign accent in the speech of EFL learners (De Gruyter Open, 2017-10-11)This paper reports on a study that attempted to examine the effect of explicit pronunciation instruction of some English segments (individual sounds) on the degree of perceived foreign accent in EFL Arab learners’ speech. ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2016-06-24)Language skills provide preschoolers with the foundational skills needed to socially interact, but little is known about the relationship between specific language skills and broad constructs of social competence. Sixteen ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2016-06-24)The present paper comments on signs of American Sign Language in the perspective of relevance theory. The main claim is that classifiers encode procedural instructions to help the addressee pick out the intended referent ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2016-06-24)The purpose of this paper is to discuss two phenomena related to the semantics of definite descriptions: that of incomplete uses of descriptions, and that of the underdetermination of referential uses of descriptions. The ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2016-06-24)It is not fully known whether nouns or verbs are easier to learn in a second language. A noun learning advantage has been observed for children in many languages (e.g., Gentner, 1982), but few have examined whether mature ...
(De Gruyter Open, 2016-06-24)In Old English, negative adjectives, i.e. incorporating the negative prefix -un, are said to generally come in postposition to nouns (e.g. Fischer, 2001; Sampson, 2010). This paper investigates to what extent this general ...
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. ...