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Language in Focus

International Journal Of Studies In Applied Linguistics And Elt

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    Language in Focus International Journal of Studies in Applied Linguistics and ELT (LIF LANGUAGE IN FOCUS) published by De Gruyter is a journal in which high quality articles and book reviews written by native and non-native English speaking researchers from the field of Applied Linguistics will be published.

    The journal’s scope is to inform and stimulate discussions relevant to Applied Linguistics, which is a field of academic enquiry that deals with the theoretical and empirical investigation of real issues in which LANGUAGE IS IN FOCUS. These issues range from aspects of linguistics, first or second language acquisition, literacy, language disorders, foreign language learning / teaching, bilingual education/CLIL, multilingualism over interactional issues of interpersonal and intercultural communication to language variation, linguistic discrimination, language policy etc.

    The journal, which will be published online twice a year, is designed to appeal to anyone with a serious interest in the above field including academics / researchers, PhD students, consultants, teachers, etc. giving them the chance to publish their work.

    All our conference participants will be given the priority to publish their articles in the journal.

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    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.

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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Submit your manuscript via email to:
    cemcan@cu.edu.tr; akilimci@cu.edu.tr

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    Editorial Information

    Cem Can, Cukurova University, Turkey

    Deputy/ Managing Editor
    Abdurrahman Kilimci, Cukurova University, Turkey

    Cem Can, Cukurova University, Turkey
    Abdurrahman Kilimci, Cukurova University, Turkey

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Dr. Taghreed M. Al-Saraj, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Prof.Dr. Ayşe Akyel, Yeditepe University, Turkey
    ✝Prof. Dr. Janusz Arabski, University of Silesia, Poland
    Dr. Jakub Bielak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland
    Assoc.Prof.Dr. Türkay Bulut, İstanbul Aydın Üniversity, Turkey
    Prof. Dr. Tomasz Ciszewski, University of Gdańsk, Poland
    Dr. Marek Derenowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Prof. Dr. Susan Gass, Michigan State University, U.S.A
    Prof. Dr. Jan Majer, University of Łódź, Poland
    Dr. Anne McCabe, University of St. Louis campus Madrid, Spain
    Prof. Dr. Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria
    Prof.Dr. İsmail Hakkı Mirici, Hacettepe University, Turkey
    Prof.Dr. Zuhal Okan, Çukurova University, Turkey
    Prof. Dr. Olivier Mentz, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany
    Prof. Dr. Anna Michońska-Stadnik, University of Wrocław, Poland
    Dr. Tom Morton, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    Dr. Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland
    Prof. Dr. Mirosław Pawlak, The State School of Higher Professional Education in Konin, Poland
    Assoc. Prof. Dr Arkadiusz Rojczyk, University of Silesia, Poland
    Emeritus Prof.Dr. Ayhan Sezer, Mersin University, Turkey
    Prof. Dr. Hatice Sofu, Çukurova University, Turkey
    Dr. Artur Świątek, The Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
    Prof. Dr. Birsen Tütüniş, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey

    Language Editors
    Andrew Kirby
    Jason Murray
    Jason Rende

    Technical Editors
    Fatih Ünal Bozdağ, Cukurova University, Turkey


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