Focus and Scope
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies is a triannual publication journal for all those involved in English Language Studies, whether as a second, additional, or foreign language, or as an international Lingua Franca. This research journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from relevant academic disciplines such as Linguistics, Literature, and Education in English context. The branches of English studies Elsya Journal accepts include but not limited to:
1. Composition studies = Studies on the development of basic and applied research on the acquisition of writing skills, and an understanding of the history of the uses and transformation of writing systems and writing technologies.
2. Discourse analysis in English = Studies on the approach to the analysis of written, vocal, or sign language use, or any significant event, e.g. discourse, writing, conversation, communicative event.
3. English language learning and teaching = Studies on the practice and theory of learning and teaching English for the benefit of people who are learning and teaching the language, specifically to help teachers, aspiring teachers and teacher educators with the practice of ELT and professional development.
4. English literature = Studies on the written works in English language, from the Old English literature (c. 450–1066), Middle English literature (1066–1500) and Medieval theatre, English Renaissance (1500–1660) and the poetries and drama of Elizabethan period (1558–1603), Jacobean period (1603–1625), Late Renaissance (1625–1660), Restoration Age literature (1660–1700), 18th century literature which includes Augustan literature (1700–1750) and the literature of the Age of Sensibility (1750–1798), Literature of Romanticism (1798–1837), Victorian literature (1837–1901), and the current 20th century literature which includes the literature of the Modernism (1901–1922) and Post–modernism (1940–2000).
5. English linguistics = Studies on analysing language form, language meaning, and language in context, human language by observing an interplay between sound and meaning, and the social, cultural, historical and political factors that influence language, through which linguistic and language-based context is often determined.
6. English sociolinguistics = Studies on the descriptive study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and society's effect on language.
7. English Stylistics (linguistics) = Studies on the interpretation of texts of all types and/or spoken language in regard to their linguistic and tonal style, where style is the particular variety of language used by different individuals and/or in different situations or settings.
8. History of the English language = Studies on the historical stages of English, e.g. Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English. Among the topics which may be taught in HEL are the following: origin and development of the language; vocabulary and etymology; meaning and expression; the role of reference books and dictionaries; varieties of spoken English.
9. Rhetoric = Studies on the art of persuasion, writer's and speaker's capacities to nform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.
10. Sociology of English language = Studies on the effect of English language on society.
11. Technical communication = Studies on the ways to tailor and convey technical information to the general public to widen their horizon or a specific audience, e.g. subject matter experts, consumers, end users, etc.
12. World Englishes = Studies on International English as a concept of the English language as a global means of communication in numerous dialects, and the movement towards an international standard for the language. It is also referred to as Global English, World English, Common English, Continental English, General English, or Engas (English as associate language).
Elsya journal aims to provide a medium for informed discussion of the principles and practice which determine the ways in which English is taught, learnt and explored around the world. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among members of the profession worldwide.