Recent Submissions

  • Sociolinguistic Conditioning of Phonetic Category Realisation in Non-Native Speech 

    Waniek-Klimczak, Ewa (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    The realisation of phonetic categories reflects a complex relationship between individual phonetic parameters and both linguistic and extra-linguistic conditioning of language usage. The present paper investigates the ...
  • English Centering Diphthong Production By Polish Learners of English 

    Balas, Anna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    The paper shows how British English centering diphthongs are adapted to the vowel space of Polish learners of English. The goal is to focus on complex vowels and the interaction of qualitative and quantitative features. ...
  • Models and Targets for the Pronunciation of English in Vietnam and Sweden 

    Cunningham, Una (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    This paper aims to account for the factors that lie behind the choice of models and targets for the pronunciation of English by learners of English in Vietnam and in Sweden. English is the first foreign language in both ...
  • Musical Intelligence and Foreign Language Learning 

    Zybert, Jerzy; Stępień, Sabina (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    The article discusses the potential advantage that musically gifted FL learners have in developing the speaking skill, especially in acquiring some prosodic features. Empirical findings are provided to support the assumption.
  • The Effect of Text Authenticity on the Performance of Iranian EFL Students in a C-Test 

    Cheng, Karen Kow Yip; Biglar Baygi, Amir; Solaymani, Mesod (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    As part of growing efforts to understand factors affecting c-test this study aims to investigate the effect of text authenticity on the performance of Iranian EFL students in a C-Test. The C-Test is an integrative testing ...
  • Arab EFL Learners' Acquisition of Modals 

    Saeed, Aziz (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    This paper investigates Arab EFL learners' acquisition of modal verbs. The study used a questionnaire, which comprises two versions, testing students' mastery of modals at the levels of both recognition and production. The ...
  • Grammar Learning Strategies and Language Attainment: Seeking a Relationship 

    Pawlak, Mirosław (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    Despite major advances in research on language learning strategies, there are still areas that have received only scant attention, and one of them is undoubtedly learning grammar. The paper contributes to the paucity of ...
  • A Pedagogical Evaluation of Intra-Sentential Code-Switching Patterns in L2 Classroom Talk 

    Majer, Jan (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    The paper is concerned with teachers' and students' alternation between L1 and L2 within the same utterance, i.e. uses of intra-sentential code-switching which in classroom discourse tends to be less accepted by modern ...
  • The Composite Nature of Interlanguage as a Developing System 

    Wei, Longxing (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)
    This paper explores the nature of interlanguage (IL) as a developing system with a focus on the abstract lexical structure underlying IL construction. The developing system of IL is assumed to be ‘composite’ in that in ...
  • Editorial Statement 

    Waniek-Klimczak, Ewa; Majer, Jan (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2009-12-23)