Zakład Języka Angielskiego i Językoznawstwa Stosowanego

Research in Language (RiL)


  • 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.


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)


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