Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC) is an international journal whose academic mission is to bring together specialists from diverse scholarly disciplines to discuss and interpret language in communication issues as they pertain to people of Asian Pacific regions and in their immigrant communities worldwide. The journal’s academic orientation is generalist, passionately committed to interdisciplinary approaches to language in communication studies relating to people in and from Asian Pacific regions.
Thematic issues of previously published issues of JAPC include Cross-Cultural Communications: Literature, Language, Ideas; Sociolinguistics in China; Japan Communication Issues; Mass Media in the Asian Pacific; Comic Art in Asia, Historical Literacy, and Political Roots; Communication Gains through Student Exchanges & Study Abroad; Language Issues in Malaysia; English Language Development in East Asia; The Teachings of Writing in the Pacific Basin; Language and Identity in Asia; The Economics of Language in the Asian Pacific; Culture, Contexts, and Communication in Multicultural Australia and New Zealand; Media Discourse in Greater China; Institutional Politeness in (South) East Asia.

JAPC publishes its articles Online First.

JAPC was previously published by Multilingual Matters (vols. 1-7) and Ablex (vols. 8-9).

Sample issue: JAPC 27:1
Board
Chief Editors
Marinus van den Berg | Leiden University
Howard Giles | University of California at Santa Barbara
Herbert D. Pierson | St. John's University
Executive Editorial Board
Mary Jiang Bresnahan | Michigan State University
Deborah A. Cai | Temple University
Kara Chan | HK Baptist University
Hui-Ching Chang | SUNY Albany
Florian Coulmas | University of Duisburg-Essen
John Edwards | St. Francis Xavier & Dalhousie University
Alan Hirvela | Ohio State University
Janet Holmes | Victoria University of Wellington
Björn H. Jernudd | Washington, D.C.
Robert B. Kaplan | Port Angeles, WA
Min-Sun Kim | University of Hawaii
Arthur C. Lau | City University of New York
Li Wei | UCL IOE
Helen Marriott | Monash University
Eungjun Min | Rhode Island College
Sik Hung Ng | Renmin University of China
Hiroshi Ota | Aichi Shukutoku University
Ellen Rafferty | University of Wisconsin
Ali Salman | Taylor’s University
Shi-xu | Hangzhou Normal University
Hsi-Yao Su | National Taiwan Normal University
Minglang Zhou | University of Maryland
Editorial Advisory Board
Michael Bond | Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stanley Feldstein | University of Maryland
Joseph P. Forgas | University of New South Wales
Braj B. Kachru | University of Illinois at Urbana
Jeffrey Kinkley | St. John's University
Eddie C.Y. Kuo | Nanyang Technological University
John A. Lent | International Journal of Comic Art
Casey Lum | William Paterson University
Don R. McCreary | University of Georgia
Wang Min | St. John's University
Danjie Su | University of Arkansas
Stella Ting-Toomey | California State University
Q.S. Tong | Sun Yat Sen University
Amy B.M. Tsui | University of Hong Kong
Wang Lei | Zhejiang Gongshang University
Shouhui Zhao | University of Bergen
Subscription Info
Current issue: 29:2, available as of August 2019
Next issue: 30:1, expected July 2020

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 30 (2020): 2 issues; ca. 320 pp. EUR 251.00 EUR 291.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 75.00 (online‑only: EUR 70.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

For Volumes 8-9 please contact Elsevier.

For Volumes 1-7 please contact Multilingual Matters.

Available back-volumes

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Complete backset
(Vols. 10‒29; 2000‒2019)
40 issues;
6,400 pp.
EUR 4,570.00 EUR 4,846.00
Volume 29 (2019) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 246.00 EUR 285.00
Volume 28 (2018) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 239.00 EUR 277.00
Volume 27 (2017) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 269.00
Volume 26 (2016) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 261.00
Volume 25 (2015) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 253.00
Volume 24 (2014) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 246.00
Volume 23 (2013) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 239.00
Volumes 10‒22 (2000‒2012) 2 issues; avg. 320 pp. EUR 225.00 each EUR 232.00 each
Issues

Volume 30 (2020)

Volume 29 (2019)

Volume 28 (2018)

Volume 27 (2017)

Volume 26 (2016)

Volume 25 (2015)

Volume 24 (2014)

Volume 23 (2013)

Volume 22 (2012)

Volume 21 (2011)

Volume 20 (2010)

Volume 19 (2009)

Volume 18 (2008)

Volume 17 (2007)

Volume 16 (2006)

Volume 15 (2005)

Volume 14 (2004)

Volume 13 (2003)

Volume 12 (2002)

Volume 11 (2001)

Volume 10 (2000)

Latest articles

13 January 2020

  • The use of language and religion from a sociolinguistic perspective
    Ali Alsaawi
  • 19 December 2019

  • The role of Ulama (Islamic religious leaders) in countering anti-vaccination rhetoric in Indonesia
    N. Nurlaela Arief & Siti Karlinah
  • 17 December 2019

  • Language, religion, and communication: The case of Islam and Arabic in the Asia-Pacific
    Ahmed Saad Al Shlowiy
  • Patrick Eisenlohr. 2019. Sounding Islam Voice, Media, and Sonic Atmospheres in an Indian Ocean World
    Reviewed by Praveen Raj
  • 6 August 2019

  • “Doing this kind of linguistics, you do feel like you’re making a difference in the world”: Postgraduate linguistics students learning in the field
    Nicola Daly | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 281–299
  • Comparative rhetoric and emic approaches to Chinese persuasive strategies in hotel discourse
    Donghong Liu | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 168–187
  • English within Japanese: Loanwords from English in Japanese as a vocabulary pool for EFL education
    Hironori Nishi | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 211–229
  • White cyber-protest in a Facebook group: Articulating colorblind racialization in response to perceived South Korean televised “xenophobia”
    David C. Oh | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 149–167
  • Stretching the boundaries: Malaysian ESL learners’ evaluative reactions to inner circle English accents
    Zahariah Pilus, Nur Shahida Zakaria, Muhamad Khairul Zakaria & Ridwan Wahid | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 300–321
  • What can we learn about social media influence in the Malaysian 14th General Election?
    Samsudin A. Rahim | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 264–280
  • Media credibility: The impact of privately-owned websites on state-owned televisions in the context of China
    Hongzhong Zhang, Juana Du & Rui Wang | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 188–210
  • Stereotype formation: An examination of three contesting models in Vietnam
    Yunying Zhang, Eun-Jeong Han, Phi Phuong Tran & Alexis Tan | JAPC 29:2 (2019) pp. 230–263
  • Acknowledgment of reviewers
    JAPC 29:2 (2019) p. 322
  • 16 May 2019

  • Sort of in Australian English: The elasticity of a pragmatic marker
    Jean Mulder, Cara Penry Williams & Erin Moore | JAPC 29:1 (2019) p. 9
  • Pragmatic functions of ‘sort of’ in Persian: A vague language perspective
    Vahid Parvaresh & Sayyed Amir Sheikhan | JAPC 29:1 (2019) p. 86
  • ‘Sort of’ in Indonesian television discourse
    Indah Tri Purwanti | JAPC 29:1 (2019) pp. 111–132
  • On the functions of sort of in New Zealand TV programs
    Peyman G. P. Sabet | JAPC 29:1 (2019) pp. 33–61
  • The pragmatic use of ‘sort of’ in TV forums: A Chinese perspective
    Grace Zhang | JAPC 29:1 (2019) pp. 62–85
  • Acknowledgements
    JAPC 29:1 (2019) p. 1
  • Dániel Z. Kádár. 2017. Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual: Maintaining the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction
    Reviewed by Lili Gong & Yongping Ran | JAPC 29:1 (2019) pp. 133–139
  • Chiara FedrianiAndrea Sansò (Eds.). 2017. Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles
    Reviewed by Peyman G. P. Sabet | JAPC 29:1 (2019) pp. 140–147
  • ‘Sort of’ across languages of the Asia and Oceania regions
    Vahid Parvaresh & Grace Zhang | JAPC 29:1 (2019) pp. 2–8
  • Subjects

    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General