Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict

The goal of the journal is to create a unique outlet for cutting edge research, and has a format, content and structure that reflect the rapidly growing interest in studies that focus on the language of aggression and conflict. The special focus on language use derives from the assumption that although aggression and conflict may manifest themselves through other means, they are fundamentally realized through language. Therefore, a thorough understanding of conflict and aggression needs to be anchored in an analysis of discourse.

The journal intends to be a forum for researchers who are interested in new tools and methods to investigate and better understand the language of aggression and conflict. Thus, JLAC is multidisciplinary in nature and encourages, supports and facilitates interaction and scholarly debate among researchers representing different fields including, but not limited to, linguistics, communication, psychology, anthropology, bi- and multilingualism, business management, second language acquisition, gender studies.

JLAC publishes its articles Online First.

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ISSN 2213-1272 | E-ISSN 2213-1280
Sample issue: JLAC 5:1
ORCID logoPilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich | University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA | jlac.editors at
ORCID logoMaria Sifianou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece | jlac.editors at
Editorial Assistant
Abby Mueller Dobs | Greensboro College, USA
Editorial Board
ORCID logoPatricia Bou-Franch | University of Valencia, Spain
ORCID logoDiana Boxer | University of Florida, USA
ORCID logoCostas Canakis | University of the Aegean, Greece
ORCID logoJonathan Culpeper | University of Lancaster, UK
ORCID logoMassimiliano Demata | University of Torino, Italy
ORCID logoMarta Dynel | University of Lodz, Poland
ORCID logoAntonio García-Gómez | Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain
ORCID logoClaire Hardaker | University of Lancaster, UK
ORCID logoMichael Haugh | The University of Queensland, Australia
ORCID logoCornelia Ilie | Strömstad Academy, Sweden
ORCID logoTimothy Jay | Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA
ORCID logoDániel Z. Kádár | Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
ORCID logoZohar Kampf | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus | Swansea University, UK
ORCID logoAndreas Musolff | University of East Anglia, UK
Neal R. Norrick | Saarland University, Germany
ORCID logoJim O'Driscoll | University of Huddersfield, UK
ORCID logoMaria Grazia Sindoni | University of Messina, Italy
ORCID logoCharlotte Taylor | University of Sussex, UK
ORCID logoKaren Tracy | University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
ORCID logoVilly Tsakona | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
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Latest articles

17 January 2023

  • Competing place names : Malvinas vs. Falklands: When a sovereignty conflict becomes a name conflict
    Yliana V. Rodríguez Adolfo Elizaincín
  • 27 October 2022

  • Reinventing identity and resistance ideology in protest narratives : The case of Oduduwa secessionist group on Facebook
    PraiseGod Aminu Innocent Chiluwa
  • 17 May 2022

  • Rhetorical questions as reproaching devices
    Marta Albelda Marco
  • 13 April 2022

  • Journalistic practice in the international press corps : Adversarial questioning of the Russian President
    Lindy Comstock
  • 25 March 2022

  • Dualisms in Jihad : The role of metaphor in creating ideological dichotomies
    Katie J. Patterson
  • 2 March 2022

  • Slang and verbal aggression : A morphopragmatic analysis of the compound families X-ass, X-brain, X-face, and X-head
    Elisa Mattiello
  • 7 February 2022

  • Introduction : Young researchers in action
    Angeliki Tzanne | JLAC 10:1 (2022) pp. 1–12
  • 2 December 2021

  • Metaphors, powerlessness and online aggression : How Wuhan lockdown escapees were dehumanised during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Janet Ho
  • 26 November 2021

  • Love thy ‘populist’ : The democratization potential of scandals involving transgression of accepted speech and populist logic
    Barbora Čapinská
  • 1 November 2021

  • Countering linguistic violence by place-making in the public space : Tamazight and the linguistic landscape of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
    Malika Sabri Robert Blackwood
  • 26 October 2021

  • Verbal horror and slaughterhouse imagery in media representation of herdsmen violence
    Ebuka Elias Igwebuike
  • 30 August 2021

  • “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate” : An appraisal-based study of dichotomies in Trump’s tweets about Iran
    Mohammad Makki Andrew S. Ross
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    Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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    Adams, Clare A., and Anthony Dickinson. 1981. “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, ed. by Norman E. Spear, and Ralph R. Miller, 143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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    Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.


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    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

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    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General