Interactional Linguistics

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.

ISSN 2666-4224 | E-ISSN 2666-4232
Sample issue: IL 1:1
Ilana Mushin | University of Queensland, Australia | interactional.linguistics at
Simona Pekarek Doehler | University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland | interactional.linguistics at
Editorial Board
Rebecca Clift | University of Essex, UK
Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen | University of Helsinki, Finland
Arnulf Deppermann | Leibniz-Institute for the German Language, Mannheim, Germany
Mark Dingemanse | Radboud University, Netherlands
Barbara A. Fox | University of Colorado, USA
Rod Gardner | University of Queensland, Australia
Makoto Hayashi | Nagoya University, Japan
Kobin H. Kendrick | University of York, UK
Leelo Keevallik | Linköping University, Sweden
Yael Maschler | University of Haifa, Israel
Richard Ogden | University of York, UK
Marja-Leena Sorjonen | University of Helsinki, Finland
Jürgen Streeck | University of Texas, Austin, USA
Hongyin Tao | University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Sandra A. Thompson | University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Subscription Info
Current issue: 1:1, available as of June 2021
Next issue: 1:2, expected February 2022

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 2 (2022): 2 issues; ca. 250 pp. EUR 162.00 EUR 180.00
Volume 1 (2021): 2 issues; ca. 250 pp. EUR 162.00 EUR 180.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 55.00 (online‑only: EUR 50.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.


Volume 1 (2021)

Latest articles

Interactional Linguistics offers online submission .

Before submitting, please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors .

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail: interactional.linguistics at


Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General