English Text Construction

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Lieselotte Brems | University of Liège
ORCID logoLobke Ghesquière | Université de Mons
ORCID logoBrecht de Groote | Ghent University
English Text Construction is an internationally refereed journal of English Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Literary Studies focusing on the communicating subject and the text constructing this intersubjective communication. The journal offers a forum for currently converging tendencies that place the text-constructing subject in centre stage. This general common denominator subsumes fundamental movements in the three disciplines of English studies, viz. literary studies, linguistics and applied linguistics. In literary studies narratological perspectives remain of abiding interest, as well as study of the psychologically and ideologically fragmented subject as it reveals itself in literary texts. The study of literature is currently also witnessing renewed interest in the gendered and sociopolitically situated subject and its moral responsibilities. In linguistics, the communicating subject is central to functional, cognitive and pragmatic approaches. Functional linguistics investigates how language is used to communicate about the world and to negotiate the social and discourse roles. Cognitive linguistics studies language usage as it constructs the perspectivized meanings of the conceptualizing subject. Pragmatic approaches focus on the whole message, both the linguistically predicated and the contextually implied one, exchanged between the interlocutors. In Applied linguistics, the subject also plays a central role. Applied linguistic interest in text and the construal of subjectivity is reflected, among others, in genre-oriented approaches to text, and in discourse-oriented and corpus-based analyses as the basis for various ELT applications. For instance, considerable attention has been devoted to issues such as stance in (research) writing and presentations, and to subjectivity in translation studies. Similarly, in language teaching methodology increased attention is given to individual learners and learning styles.
ETC invites proposals for Special Issues. Please contact the journal editors or send your proposal to the editorial assistant: [email protected]
ISSN: 1874-8767 | E-ISSN: 1874-8775
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Volume 16 (2023)

Volume 15 (2022)

Volume 14 (2021)

Volume 13 (2020)

Volume 12 (2019)

Volume 11 (2018)

Volume 10 (2017)

Volume 9 (2016)

Volume 8 (2015)

Volume 7 (2014)

Volume 6 (2013)

Volume 5 (2012)

Volume 4 (2011)

Volume 3 (2010)

Volume 2 (2009)

Volume 1 (2008)

Editorial Assistant
ORCID logoDana Louagie | University of Liège / University of Leuven | Dana.Louagie at uliege.be
Editorial Board
ORCID logoKarin Aijmer | University of Göteborg
ORCID logoJohan van der Auwera | University of Antwerp
Amy Cook | Stony Brook University
Barbara Dancygier | University of British Columbia
ORCID logoKristin Davidse | University of Leuven
Catherine Emmott | University of Glasgow
Roberta Facchinetti | University of Verona
Lynne Flowerdew | Birkbeck, University of London
ORCID logoGaëtanelle Gilquin | University of Louvain
David Glover | University of Southampton
Ton Hoenselaars | Utrecht University
Ken Hyland | University of East Anglia
ORCID logoLesley Jeffries | University of Huddersfield
Hilary Nesi | Coventry University
Jean-Michel Rabaté | University of Pennsylvania
ORCID logoUte Römer-Barron | Georgia State University
Sam Slote | Trinity College Dublin
ORCID logoLieven Vandelanotte | University of Namur
Tony Veale | University College Dublin
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Current issue: 16:2, available as of February 2024

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Volume 10 (2017) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 167.00 EUR 193.00
Volume 9 (2016) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 167.00 EUR 187.00
Volume 8 (2015) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 167.00 EUR 182.00
Volume 7 (2014) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 167.00 EUR 177.00
Volume 6 (2013) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 167.00 EUR 172.00
Volumes 1‒5 (2008‒2012) 2 issues; avg. 300 pp. EUR 162.00 per volume EUR 167.00 per volume

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Main BIC Subject

CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General