Research in Language

The Journal of University of Lodz

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  • 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.
  • RiL publishes original research articles and book reviews.

Why subscribe and read

  • Presents original research in theoretical and applied linguistics with a strong focus on research methodology and originality of the data.
  • Brings together contributions from all traditional and non-traditional as well as interdisciplinary fields of language studies.

Why submit

  • Fast, fair, and constructive peer review,
  • Promotion of each published article,

Rejection Rate

  • About 25% of submitted articles

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Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland

Associate Editors
Jan Majer, University of Łódź, Poland
Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, University of Łódź, Poland (& Reviews)

Founding Editor
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

Marek Molenda, University of Łódź, Poland

Language Editor
Martin Hinton, University of Lodz, Poland
Paul Wilson, University of Łódź, Poland

Technical Editor
Michał Kornacki, University of Lodz, Poland

Research in Language
ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236, Lodz

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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  • Journal address:

Research in Language
Instytut Anglistyki Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego,
ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236, Lodz

Journal Information

CiteScore 2017: 0.16

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.154
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.229

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