The biannual SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics is published by the Slovak Association for the Study of English (SKASE). All articles are anonymously reviewed by members of the editorial board.

FORM: An electronic on-line journal

SCOPE: Synchronic research into phonology, inflectional morphology, word-formation, lexical semantics, syntax, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, and other areas of linguistic research including interdisciplinary research projects.



Renáta Gregová, P. J. Safarik University Kosice, Slovak Republic -
Lívia Körtvélyessy, P. J. Safarik University Kosice
, Slovak Republic -
Pavol Štekauer, P. J. Safarik University Kosice
, Slovak Republic -


Advisory Board:

Nana Aba Amfo, University of Ghana
Arthur Abramson, University of Connecticut, USA
Jean Aitchison, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Miroslav Cerny, Ostrava University, Czech Republic

Fátima María Faya Cerqueiro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Mary Esther Dakubu, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Jan Don, Amsterdam University, The Netherlands 

Martin Everaert, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Roswitha Fischer, University of Regensburg, Germany

Christina Gagne, University of Alberta, Canada

One-Soon Her, National Chengchi University, Taiwan  

Ján Horecký, Professor Emeritus, Slovak Republic  (i.m. - 2006)

Carina Jahani, Uppsala University, Sweden

Denis Jamet, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3, France

Stanislav Kavka, Ostrava University, Czech Republic  

Robert Kieltika, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Grezegorz A. Kleparski, University of Rzeszow, Poland

Peter Koch, Tuebingen University, Germany

Viktor Krupa, Institute of Oriental Studies, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Merja Kyto, Uppsala University, Sweden

Jean-Rémi Lapaire, Bordeaux University, France

Rochelle Lieber, University of New Hampshire, USA  

Leonhard Lipka, Professor Emeritus, Germany

Gina Maciuca, University of Suceava, Rumania

Anna Malicka-Kleparska, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland

Alec Marantz, MIT Linguistics and Philosophy, Cambridge, USA

Edith Moravcsik, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Makiko Mukai, Kochi Women's University,  Japan
Ad Neeleman, University College London, United Kingdom 

Arne Olofsson, Göteborg University, Sweden

Dorota Osuchowska, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Pingali Sailaja, University of Hyderabad, India
Dana Slančová, Prešov University, Slovak Republic

Višnja Josipović Smojver, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Slávka Tomaščíková, P. J. Safarik University Kosice, Slovak Republic

Salvador Valera, University of Jaen, Spain  

Jochen Zeller, University of KwaZulu-Natal,Durban,South Africa

The editor  controls the activities of the editorial board. The number and the professional structure of the consulting editors correspond with the objectives and scope of the journal. The members of the editorial board function as anonymous reviewers, and guarantee a high quality-level of articles published in the journal. The editor  is responsible for the selection and smooth operation of the editorial board.



The editor, the managing editor (the Director of the University Library of Prešov University), and the President of SKASE form the main editorial board responsible for the organizational and technical aspects of the journal and for making decisions concerning the overall conception of the journal.



An article of 10,000 words maximum shall be submitted to the respective editor  in an electronic form as an e-mail attachment. Preferably, articles should be written in the WORD 97 editor.

The articles shall be written in English in accordance with the Style Sheet. Any failure to comply with the instructions provided in the Style Sheet may result in rejecting the article. The author is responsible for the grammatical correctness of the text.



Upon submission of an article to the journal, the editor  will forward an electronic version of the article to a member of his editorial board whose task is to review the article in an unbiased way. The reviewing process will be anonymous, i.e. the reviewer will not know the author of the article, nor will the author know the reviewer. The reviewer is expected to review an article within a reasonable amount of time, allowing for unforeseen delays.

Based on the review, the editor  will decide whether the article meets the high-quality standards of the journal, or is unacceptable. In either case, the author shall be advised of the decision. In the former case, the editor  shall mail the review to the author in an electronic way, and the author shall modify the article in accordance with the reviewer’s comments and recommendations. Final decisions concerning acceptance/non-acceptance of an article will be the exclusive decision of the editor. In the case of excessive number of articles, the final selection of articles for the next issue shall be made by the main editorial board.




Prof. Dr. Pavol Štekauer Editor

Department of British and American Studies
Faculty of Arts
P. J. Šafárik University in Košice
Moyzesova 50
040 01 Košice, Slovakia

Tel/Fax: 00-421-55-622 43 12


Ing. Peter Haľko Managing editor  
Prešov University Library (Director)
Prešov University
Ul. 17. novembra 1  
080 78 Prešov, Slovakia

Tel/Fax: 00-421-51-7570145


Slávka Tomaščíková, PhD. SKASE President  
Department of British and American Studies
Faculty of Arts

P. J. Šafárik University in Košice
Moyzesova 50
040 01 Košice, Slovakia

Tel/Fax: 00-421-55-622 43 12



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(3)       a. warm                                       warm-th  
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           c. readable                                   readabil-ity

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(45)      She’s a good prime minister.  


In parentheses, including
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Vachek (1976: 68) assumes that... 

or, if a publication as a whole is referred to:  
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(Vachek 1976)


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A number of preliminary remarks are due on some basic points. First of all, as Vachek  (1976: 92) points out

the impact of external (i.e., economic, social and cultural) factors on the non-lexical planes of a language system is usually not a direct, immediate one. Most frequently it is a secondary impact mediated by the operation of some other language system, acting as an exponent of the external factors influencing the affected language system.



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Figure 4
Halle’s model of word-formation


Endnotes, after the text, 11 points


After any notes, 11 points:

DAVIS, Gordon B., OLSON, Margarethe H. 1984. Management information systems : conceptual foundations, structure and development. New York; St. Louis; London : McGraw-Hill, 1984.

PRICE, Derek de Solla. 1980. A general theory of bibliometric and other cumulative advantage processes. In GRIFFITH, B.C. Key papers in information science. New York : Knowledge Industry Publication, 1980, pp. 177-191.

WEAWER, William. 1985. The collectors : command performances. In Architectural digest,  December 1985, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 123-133.

PRICE-WILKIN, John. 1994. Using the World-Wide Web to deliver Complex Electronic Documents : Implications for Libraries. In The Public-Access Computer Systems Review [online]. 1994, vol. 5, no. 3 [cit. 1994-07-28], pp. 5-21. Available at: <gopher:// /uhlibrary/pacsreview/v5/n3/pricewil.5n3>.

World Factbook. 1990. [CD-ROM]. Washington, D.C. : Central Intelligence Agency, 1990. Ident. no.: CI WOFACT 1206.

Author’s address

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References to SKASE Journal of Theoretiucal Linguistics
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