Recent Submissions

  • Roadrunners and Eagles 

    Shockey, Linda; Ćavar, Małgorzata E. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
    Our previous research on perception of gated casual English by university students suggests that ceteris paribus, Polish students are much more accurate than Greeks. A recent pilot study of casually-spoken Polish leads us ...
  • Editorial To RIL 11.1 

    Waniek-Klimczak, Ewa (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
  • Learner Perspective on English Pronunciation Teaching in an EFL Context 

    Tergujeff, Elina (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
    On the basis of the findings, the learners do not seem to have aspirations to native-like pronunciation, but rather aim at achieving intelligible and fluent speech. Only few reported an accent preference (British or ...
  • Phonetic Imitation of Vowel Duration in L2 Speech 

    Zając, Magdalena (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
    This paper reports the results of a pilot study concerned with phonetic imitation in the speech of Polish learners of English. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether native speakers of Polish imitate the length ...
  • Spectral Characteristics of Schwa in Czech Accented English 

    Volín, Jan; Weingartová, Lenka; Skarnitzl, Radek (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
    The English central mid lax vowel (i.e., schwa) often contributes considerably to the sound differences between native and non-native speech. Many foreign speakers of English fail to reduce certain underlying vowels to ...
  • Immediate and Distracted Imitation in Second-Language Speech: Unreleased Plosives in English 

    Rojczyk, Arkadiusz; Porzuczek, Andrzej; Bergier, Marcin (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
    The paper investigates immediate and distracted imitation in second-language speech using unreleased plosives. Unreleased plosives are fairly frequently found in English sequences of two stops. Polish, on the other hand, ...
  • French Learners of L2 English: Intonation Boundaries and the Marking of Lexical Stress 

    Horgues, Celine (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
    To test my hypothesis, I collected passages of read speech by thirteen upper intermediate/advanced French learners of English along with the same passage read by ten native English speakers. Two trisyllabics carrying primary ...
  • Phonetics Learning Anxiety – Results of a Preliminary Study 

    Baran-Łucarz, Małgorzata (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-05-04)
    The Phonetics Learning Anxiety Scale, a 44-item questionnaire based on a 6-point Likert scale, designed for the purpose of the research sheds light on the nature of this peculiar type of apprehension experienced by advanced ...