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
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(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) ...
Back to Orthoepia – Spelling in Pronunciation Instruction: “Words Commonly Mispronounced” by Learners of Six L1s (Sciendo, 2019-01-11)This is a continuation of Nowacka’s (2016) study on the importance of local and global errors and spelling in pronunciation instruction. Unlike in the previous research that focused on the performance of Polish learners ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-01-11)In the few traditional Arabic grammatical sources that address the term parentheticals it is usually defined as the insertion of a clause between two other clauses, or between two syntactic components, for taʼkīd “emphasis.” ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-01-11)This paper investigates the evaluation of the English sounds /θ/ and /ð/ as produced by European non-native speakers. Using the data from a larger web survey, we compared the error judgements by different native and ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-01-11)Phonetic convergence is the process by which a speaker adapts his/her speech to sound more similar to his/her interlocutor. While most studies analysing this process have been conducted amongst speakers sharing the same ...
Nominalization in Applied Linguistics and Medicine: The Case of Textbook Introductions and Book Reviews (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-11-16)Drawing on Systemic Functional Linguistics, this study explored variational use of nominalization in 600 textbook introductions and 200 book reviews in applied linguistics and medicine. The nominalized expressions were ...
Comparing Formulaicity of Learner Writing through Phrase-Frames: A Corpus-Driven Study of Lithuanian and Polish EFL Student Writing (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-11-16)Learner corpus research continues to provide evidence of how formulaic language is (mis)used by learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). This paper deals with less investigated multi-word units in EFL contexts, ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-11-16)Japanese English (JE) refers to the English spoken by Japanese citizens. This paper characterizes JE by examining its lexicogrammatical features produced by five speakers participating in experimental recordings. Drawing ...
Discourse-Pragmatic and Processing-Related Motivators of the ordering of Reason Clauses in an Academic Corpus (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-11-16)The present research is aimed at examining the relative importance of the competing motivators of the sequencing of reason clauses in a corpus of research articles of applied linguistics. All the finite reason clauses ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-11-16)The objective of this paper is to verify if Google Books Ngram Viewer, a new tool working on a database of 361 billion words in English, and enabling quick recovery of data on word frequency in a diachronic perspective, ...
Expert-Like Use of Hedges and Boosters in Research Articles Written by Polish and English Native-Speaker Writers (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-11-16)The present study compares the use of main interpersonal metadiscourse markers - hedges and boosters - in a corpus of 40 research articles from the area of applied linguistics, written in English by native speakers and ...
Which phonetic features should pronunciation Instructions focus on? An evaluation on the accentedness of segmental/syllable errors in L2 speech (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-08-22)Many English language instructors are reluctant to incorporate pronunciation instruction into their teaching curriculum (Thomson 2014). One reason for such reluctance is that L2 pronunciation errors are numerous, and there ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-08-22)This paper presents a hypothesis about Spanish adjective position that accounts for different occurrences in language use. The hypothesis is based on the idea that the modifier position itself is a meaningful sign and that ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-01-22)The issue of terminographic gaps in specialized discourses has always concerned the researchers and readers alike. However, due to the interlingual nature of such a technical issue, the need for interdisciplinary collaboration ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-08-22)Ultimate attainment in foreign-language sound learning is addressed via vowel production accuracy in English spoken by advanced Czech EFL learners. English FLEECE–KIT, DRESS–TRAP, and GOOSE–FOOT contrasts are examined in ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-08-22)The analysis shows that while behind and beneath are still frequently used as adverbs in the whole Middle English period, between and betwixt are predominantly used as prepositions already in Early Middle English. This ...
Singing accent Americanisation in the light of frequency effects: LOT unrounding and PRICE monophthongisation in focus (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-08-22)The paper investigates – within the framework of usage-based phonology – the significance of lexical frequency effects in singing accent Americanisation. The accent of Joe Elliott of a British band, Def Leppard is analysed ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-06-07)The purpose of this exploratory analysis was to capture students’ generic tendencies in the organization of original research term papers written by graduate within the same linguistic, cultural, and disciplinary territory. ...
(Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018-06-07)Corpora provide teachers and materials developers with the ability to ensure that the instructions they use in class and in teaching materials correctly reflect natural use. This paper examines the ways in which grammar ...