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Research in Language

The Journal of University of Lodz

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

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

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Guidelines for authors can be found here

Journal address:

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

Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, University of Łódź, Poland

Associate Editor
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź

Founding Editor
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Jacob Mey (University of Southern Denmark)
Robyn Carston (University College London, UK)
Winnie Cheng (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Una Cunningham (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Tracey Derwing (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Pamela Faber (University of Granada, Spain)
Jacek Fisiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Magnus Huber (Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, Germany)
Richard Hudson (University College London, UK)
Andreas H. Jucker (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Kepa Korta (University of the Basque Country)
Tomasz P. Krzeszowski (Warsaw University, Poland)
Dennis Kurzon (University of Haifa, Israel)
Ronald W. Langacker (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Jan Majer (University of Łódź, Poland)
Michael Oakes (University of Sunderland)
John Osborne, University of Savoy at Chambery, France
Manuel Padilla-Cruz (University of Seville, Spain)
Mirosław Pawlak (State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland)
Hans Sauer (University of Munich, Germany)
Linda Shockey (University of Reading, UK) [Special Issue Editor]
Marina Sbisà, University of Trieste, Italy
Piotr Stalmaszczyk (University of Łódź, Poland)
Stella Tagnin (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Jan Volin (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Steve Walsh (University of Newcastle, UK)
Beatrice Warren (University of Lund, Sweden)
Deirdre Wilson (University College London, UK & CSMiN, Oslo, Norway)
Igor Ž. Žagar (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Przemysław Ostalski, 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
University of Lodz
ul. Pomorska 171/173, 91-404, Lodz, Poland
e-mail: ril@uni.lodz.pl

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