Interactional Linguistics

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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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Latest articles

28 March 2023

  • Can temporal clauses be insubordinate? Evidence from English conversation
    Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen Sandra A. Thompson
  • 15 December 2022

  • Variation and change in the sociophonetic variable ing in format ties
    Mirjam Elisabeth Eiswirth Felix Bergmann
  • 22 August 2022

  • Egophoricity and evidentiality: Different categories, similar discourse functions . Insights on conversational data from the Tibetan Plateau and the Amazonian Foothills
    Erika Sandman Karolina Grzech | IL 2:1 (2022) p. 79
  • 16 August 2022

  • Doing remembering as a multimodal accomplishment : On the use of mi ricordo (‘I remember’) in Oral History Interviews
    Stefan Pfänder , Philipp Freyburger , Daniela Marzo Ignacio Satti | IL 2:1 (2022) pp. 110–136
  • 13 January 2022

  • Suffixation and sequentiality : Notes on the study of morphology in interaction
    Chase Wesley Raymond | IL 2:1 (2022) pp. 1–41
  • 21 December 2021

  • Editorial
    IL 1:2 (2021) p. 153
  • 13 December 2021

  • Responses within activities : Alignment via Egyptian Arabic ʔāh ‘yeah’ in extended turns
    Michal Marmorstein Nadav Matalon | IL 2:1 (2022) pp. 42–78
  • 22 November 2021

  • Gaze selects the next speaker in answers to questions pronominally addressed to more than one co-participant
    Peter Auer | IL 1:2 (2021) pp. 154–182
  • 15 November 2021

  • Positionally-sensitive action-ascription : Uses of Kannst du X? ‘Can you X?’ in their sequential and multimodal context
    Arnulf Deppermann Alexandra Gubina | IL 1:2 (2021) pp. 183–215
  • Issues

    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