LIF Journal

Language in Focus 

International Journal of Studies In Applied Linguistics and ELT


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.


 Cem Can, Cukurova University, Turkey

Deputy/ Managing Editor

Abdurrahman Kilimci, Cukurova University, Turkey

Katarzyna Papaja, State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland


Cem Can, Cukurova University, Turkey

Abdurrahman Kilimci, Cukurova University, Turkey

Katarzyna Papaja, University of Silesia, Poland

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

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

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