Welcome to Novitas-ROYAL
A peer-reviewed journal of Children's Research Center-Turkey
Apeer-reviewed journal of Children's Research Center-Turkey, Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language) is an open access, international, and fully refereed (peer-reviewed) journal devoted to research and critical discussion about all aspects of language, linguistics and learning and teaching of foreign languages. Our journal publishes new content biannually, one issue in April and one in October. The language of the journal is English and access to the journal’s published content is free of charge. We welcome research using qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods as long as the methods employed are described in a sound manner. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. [...] Read More
EDITORIAL WELCOME FOR VOLUME 7 ISSUE 1 (APRIL 2013)
Academic and scientific advancements rely on disseminating findings and data of high quality. We, as the editors, would like to thank all the contributing authors of our journal from the inaugural to the present issue for sharing their qualified articles. It is once again a pleasure and honor for us to bring the readers and researchers of academia together with the distinguished authors in the seventh volume and first issue of Novitas-ROYAL.
In the current issue, Li and Simpson, through a qualitative study, investigate the concept of ‘self’ and identity construction in an ESOL course. In the second paper, in a usage-based longitudinal study, Huth shares successive analyses of the same data segment on second language learners’ interactional development over time. Kayaoğlu, in the next paper, examines the relationship between the poor and good language learners’ beliefs and language strategy use via a quantitative study. The forth paper by Petrlíková focuses on the language use labeled as dependent verbless clause in terms of its structure, function and use as well as specific implications. In the final paper, Yavuz and Topkaya investigate teacher educators’ perceptions on a teacher education program by employing a qualitative research design.
Publishing the current issue, we are ready for a new start for the upcoming issues, and so we would like to invite researchers to submit their contributions to our journal. We look forward to meeting with our readers again in October, 2013.
Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey