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.
Punktacja MNiSW: 40 pkt. (2019)
Punktacja MNiSW: 40 pkt. (2021)
Dyscyplina wg MNiSW: językoznawstwo
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
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(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-06-30)This paper analyses the adverbs certainly and generally as stancetaking markers. These adverbial devices are said to show authorial stance and to communicate the author’s commitment or detachment towards the information ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-06-30)Understanding specialized discourse requires the identification and activation of knowledge structures underlying the text. The expansion and enhancement of knowledge is thus an important part of the specialized translation ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-06-30)This paper investigates the interplay between the metrical structure and phonotactic complexity in English, a language with lexical stress and an elaborate inventory of consonant clusters. The analysis of a dictionary- and ...
Poster, Poster on the Wall, Do You Really Mean it All? Decoding Visual Metaphor ‘Global Warming’ in Public Awareness Campaigns (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-06-30)The tendency to create messages using the elements belonging to different semiotic systems shifts our perception of a communicative act, contributing to the establishment of multimodal and intersemiotic communication ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-06-30)In any migratory context individuals are faced with several challenges as a result of having to live in a different geographical location, function in a different cultural setting and use a different language. The migrants’ ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-06-30)This paper is a report on the phonological research done in the past two years investigating Podhale Goralian. The data are drawn from our informants in Dzianisz. The paper establishes the system of surface contrasts in ...
In-Service Primary School Teachers’ Account of Phonetically Difficult Words in English as a Foreign Language (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-09-30)This article presents and discusses a mixed-method study that seeks to establish a set of words in the English language that in-service primary school teachers consider difficult to pronounce by young learners of English ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-09-30)The present text offers a few comments on the metaphorical dimension of legal language and the nature of legal language as such. The authors discuss selected metaphors in the context of the Polish legislation with the aim ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-09-30)Pragmatic competence in L2 English is claimed here to be crucial for successful communication in a variety of communicative contexts across Europe. However, due to language background, cultural and identity differences ...
English as a We-Code: form and Function of English in Facebook Status Updates of Non-Native Female and Male Users (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-09-30)The English language has featured markedly as a popular language of computer-mediated communication, and notably of Facebook posts, written not only by native or second language speakers, but also users of English as a ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-09-30)The article focuses on blogs related to research activities of the academic community. Research-related blogs as components of university websites have developed into an array of sub-genres shaped by specific foci, their ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-09-30)We use the freely available program Praat to create a vowel-training application for learners of English familiar with IPA transcription. The application is easy to operate, allowing users to change the training difficulty, ...
Marriage, Liberty and Constitution: a Corpusassisted Study of Value-Laden Words in Legal Argumentation (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)This paper investigates the interplay between judicial argumentation and evaluative or emotive language identified in two US Supreme Court landmark cases on the right of same-sex couples to marry. The analysis of both ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)This paper has a dual purpose: it both seeks to introduce the other works in this issue by illustrating how they are related to the field of argumentation as a whole, and to make clear the tremendous range of research ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)This paper provides a theoretical rationale for distinguishing four basic argument forms. On the basis of a survey of classical and contemporary definitions of argument, a set of assumptions is formulated regarding the ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)The aim of this study is to explore the discursive practices of foreign policy experts. While policy decisions involving war and peace keep people alarmed all over the globe, most of these decisions are shaped by policy ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)Goodwin and Innocenti (2016) have contended that giving reasons may be a form of enactment, where a claim is supported by the very activity of making the claim. In my view, the kind of interaction that these authors are ...
A Comparative Study of Political Communication in Televised Pre-Election Debates in Poland and the United States of America (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)This paper combines quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study the persuasive strategies employed by candidates taking part in televised pre-election debates in Poland and the United States between 1995 and 2016. ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-01-11)This paper aims to provide an account of Old English similes of equality marked by the superlative degree of the adjective gelic. It deals with the structure and semantics of similes marked by the (ge)/(on)licost component, ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-01-11)The present study investigates to what extent the effect of cross-linguistic differences on L2 idiom comprehension is modulated by the presence of a context. Sixty students of German as a foreign language (L1 French) ...