Focus and Scope

Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies (E-ISSN: 2684-9224; P-ISSN: 2684-7620) is a triannual, peer-reviewed and open-access journal, published by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat, Universitas Lancang Kuning (LPPM Universitas Lancang Kuning), Indonesia, has been accredited by the Ministry of Research Technology and the Higher Education Republic of Indonesia (SK Dirjen PRP RistekDikti B/1796/E5.2/KI.02.00/2020). Elsya Journal is published 3 times per year (February, June, and October). 

The main objective of Elsya is to disseminate knowledge and generate debate on theoretical or real-world research related to English language, whether as an additional (EAL), foreign language (EFL), or as the Lingua Franca (ELF). The topic may range from educational concerns (e.g., how lecturers improve students' academic English) to everyday issues (e.g., the gender inequality embedded in the language used in certain contexts), offering a real contribution to the community and academic world.

The scope of the study is not limited to Education, Linguistics and Literature, but also includes other disciplines with the caveat the manuscript's relevance with English language.

  • Composition Studies = Studies on the development of basic and applied research on the acquisition of writing skills and the history of the uses and transformation of writing systems and writing technologies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • English Literature = Studies on the written works in English language from any era.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • History of English language = Studies on the historical stages of English, which may include origin and development of the language, etymology, reference books, dictionaries and varieties of spoken English.
  • Rhetoric = Studies on the art of persuasion, writer's and speaker's capacities to nform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.
  • Sociology of English Language = Studies on the effect of English language on society.
  • 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.
  • 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).