On behalf of the Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language) editorial team, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the readership of our journal. I take this opportunity to thank our authors, editors and anonymous reviewers who have contributed to the publication of the seventh volume and second issue.

This issue opens with a conversation analytic study on what Amir calls self-policing, based on data collected in EFL classrooms in Sweden. Amir demonstrated that both teachers and students use a three step sequence for language policing while orienting to the English-only norm. This is followed by the article where İnceçay and Soruç report that oral language proficiency level is itself not a good predictor for the development of phonological awareness. In the next study Navaz argues that the dialogic lecturer-student interaction contributes more to content and language development in English medium science lectures at a Sri Lankan university. In the fourth article, Mirici, Galleano, and Torres investigate the difference between immigrant children’s attitudes toward second language learning and how their parents perceive these attitudes in the US context. In the following study, Ghonsooly and Shalchy explore the significant correlation between cultural intelligence and cognitive cultural intelligence with writing ability and writing fluency. Lastly, Arunsirot shares the findings of a descriptive study on Thai learners’ writing skills in terms of the textual metafunction.

As a final point, we wish to welcome more contributions from the researchers worldwide to maintain the success of the journal. We hope you will find the present issue of Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language) informative and relevant to your own research.

We look forward to meeting with our readers again in April 2014.

Dr.Sezgi Saraç
Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey