Interactional Linguistics

ORCID logoIlana Mushin | University of Queensland, Australia | interactional.linguistics at
ORCID logoSimona Pekarek Doehler | University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland | interactional.linguistics at

In the past two decades, usage-based approaches to linguistic inquiry have forged an empirically grounded comprehension of language as locally contingent, temporal, and ever-adaptive. Interactionally-oriented approaches to the study of language have evidenced both how linguistic structures function as resources for organizing social interaction, and, conversely, how social interaction shapes linguistic structures.

Interactional Linguistics aims to advance our understanding of this symbiotic relationship between language and social interaction, contributing to a more encompassing comprehension of what language is, in light of its use within the dynamics of social interaction. This fully peer-reviewed journal publishes original research that demonstrates how close scrutiny of linguistic structures as they occur in social interaction can deepen our appreciation of the functional and formal aspects of language, be it within a single language or cross-linguistically. The journal publishes qualitative and quantitative research and welcomes empirical as well as theoretical arguments.

Interactional Linguistics publishes its articles Online First.

Information on Open Access publication can be found under the button Submission below and here: <A href="/content/authors/openaccesspolicy">Open Access Policy</A>
ISSN: 2666-4224 | E-ISSN: 2666-4232
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Volume 2 (2022)

Volume 1 (2021)

Editorial Board
Rebecca Clift | University of Essex, UK
ORCID logoElizabeth Couper-Kuhlen | University of Helsinki, Finland
ORCID logoArnulf Deppermann | Leibniz-Institute for the German Language, Mannheim, Germany
ORCID logoMark Dingemanse | Radboud University, Netherlands
ORCID logoBarbara A. Fox | University of Colorado, USA
ORCID logoRod Gardner | University of Queensland, Australia
Makoto Hayashi | Nagoya University, Japan
ORCID logoKobin H. Kendrick | University of York, UK
ORCID logoLeelo Keevallik | Linköping University, Sweden
ORCID logoYael Maschler | University of Haifa, Israel
ORCID logoRichard Ogden | University of York, UK
ORCID logoMarja-Leena Sorjonen | University of Helsinki, Finland
ORCID logoJürgen Streeck | University of Texas, Austin, USA
ORCID logoHongyin Tao | University of California, Los Angeles, USA
ORCID logoSandra A. Thompson | University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
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Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General