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
Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich | University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA | jlac.editors at
Maria Sifianou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece | jlac.editors at
Editorial Assistant
Abby Mueller Dobs | Greensboro College, USA
Editorial Board
Patricia Bou-Franch | University of Valencia, Spain
Diana Boxer | University of Florida, USA
Costas Canakis | University of the Aegean, Greece
Jonathan Culpeper | University of Lancaster, UK
Massimiliano Demata | University of Torino, Italy
Marta Dynel | University of Lodz, Poland
Antonio García-Gómez | Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Claire Hardaker | University of Lancaster, UK
Michael Haugh | The University of Queensland, Australia
Cornelia Ilie | Strömstad Academy, Sweden
Timothy Jay | Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA
Dániel Z. Kádár | Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Zohar Kampf | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus | Swansea University, UK
Andreas Musolff | University of East Anglia, UK
Neal R. Norrick | Saarland University, Germany
Jim O'Driscoll | University of Huddersfield, UK
Maria Grazia Sindoni | University of Messina, Italy
Charlotte Taylor | University of Sussex, UK
Karen Tracy | University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Villy Tsakona | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
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Latest articles

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
  • 5 July 2021

  • “The people watching at home” : An analysis of political disagreement in a public inquiry event
    Tom W. Underwood & Jo Angouri | JLAC 9:2 (2021) pp. 297–323
  • 2 July 2021

  • Of pumpkin spice lattes and hamplanets : The venting genre as support and subversion on Reddit’s r/FatPeopleStories
    Julia Signorelli
  • 4 June 2021

  • ‘Slut I hate you’ : A critical discourse analysis of gendered conflict on YouTube
    Christos Sagredos & Evelin Nikolova
  • 25 May 2021

  • “Diversity is a code word. And what it means is white genocide!” : The cinematic representation of neofascist rhetoric in four dramatic race-related films
    Maria Bourou
  • Patterns of conflict speech and young adult feminist identity construction on Tumblr
    Caitlin Cosper
  • Impoliteness in hip-hop music : African American and White artists’ racist and sexist rhetoric
    Panagiotis Delis
  • “Congratulations! You just won the title for ‘worse Tinder opening line’” : Inappropriate behaviour and impoliteness in online dating
    Evanthia Kavroulaki
  • Disagreements in a feminist digital safe space : The relationship between impoliteness, identity and power
    Sofia Krikela
  • Impoliteness across social media platforms : A comparative study of conflict on YouTube and Reddit
    Korallia Teneketzi
  • 4 March 2021

  • Violence against women in politics : The case of Pakistani women’s activism
    Zainab Alam | JLAC 9:1 (2021) pp. 21–46
  • Xenophobia, misogyny and rape culture : Targeting women in cyberspace
    Monika Kopytowska | JLAC 9:1 (2021) pp. 76–99
  • Incongruous and illegitimate : Antisemitic and Islamophobic semiotic violence against women in politics in the United Kingdom
    Rebecca Kuperberg | JLAC 9:1 (2021) pp. 100–126
  • Twitter and abortion : Online hate against pro-choice female politicians in Chile
    Carolina Pérez-Arredondo & Eduardo Graells-Garrido | JLAC 9:1 (2021) pp. 127–154
  • Are gold hoop earrings and a dab of red lipstick enough to get even Democrats on the offensive? The case of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Margaret Rasulo | JLAC 9:1 (2021) pp. 155–183
  • 22 February 2021

  • “How dare you call her a pig, I know several pigs who would be upset if they knew” : A multimodal critical discursive approach to online misogyny against UK MPs on YouTube
    Eleonora Esposito & Sole Alba Zollo | JLAC 9:1 (2021) pp. 47–75
  • 5 February 2021

  • Identity, ideology and threatening communication : An investigation of patterns of attitude in terrorist discourse
    Awni Etaywe & Michele Zappavigna
  • 14 January 2021

  • A delicate balance : Irony in the negotiation of refusals
    Isabella Reichl & Eleni Kapogianni
  • 3 December 2020

  • Feminist activism on Twitter : The discursive construction of sexual violence and victim-survivors in #WhyIDidntReport
    Patricia Palomino-Manjón
  • 26 November 2020

  • “Maleducados/Ill-mannered” during the #A28 political campaign on Twitter : A metapragmatic study of impoliteness labels and comments in Spanish
    Patricia Bou-Franch | JLAC 9:2 (2021) pp. 271–296
  • 29 October 2020

  • Discussion, dispute or controversy? Paradigms of conflict-driven parliamentary practices
    Cornelia Ilie | JLAC 9:2 (2021) pp. 237–270
  • 27 October 2020

  • Dániel Z. Kádár . 2017. Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual: Maintaining the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction
    Reviewed by Sara Orthaber
  • 24 September 2020

  • Why can’t we be friends? Conflict and alignment within the Alt-Right
    Patrick Greene & Staci Defibaugh
  • 31 August 2020

  • When travellers’ expectations are not met : Rapport management in Airbnb online consumer reviews with negative valence
    María de la O Hernández-López
  • 25 August 2020

  • David Sosa . 2018. Bad Words: Philosophical Perspectives on Slurs
    Reviewed by Björn Technau | JLAC 9:2 (2021) pp. 324–331
  • Discourses of aggression in Greek digitally-mediated communication : An overview of published research
    Ourania Hatzidaki & Ioannis E. Saridakis | JLAC 8:2 (2020) pp. 147–155
  • 4 August 2020

  • A corpus study of outgrouping in Greek radical right computer-mediated discourses
    Ioannis E. Saridakis & Effie Mouka | JLAC 8:2 (2020) pp. 188–231
  • 15 July 2020

  • Covert hate speech : A contrastive study of Greek and Greek Cypriot online discussions with an emphasis on irony
    Fabienne Baider & Maria Constantinou | JLAC 8:2 (2020) pp. 262–287
  • Dear friends, traitors and filthy dogs : Vocatives and impoliteness in online discussions of the Greek crisis
    Maria Vasilaki | JLAC 8:2 (2020) pp. 288–320
  • 3 July 2020

  • Aggression in media-sharing websites in the context of Greek political/parliamentary discourse in the years of the economic crisis
    Marianthi Georgalidou , Katerina T. Frantzi & Giorgos Giakoumakis | JLAC 8:2 (2020) pp. 321–350
  • 11 June 2020

  • “An equal right to comment” : Metapragmatic negotiation of (im)politeness norms in a confrontational Greek YouTube polylogue discussing online public female nudity
    Ourania Hatzidaki | JLAC 8:2 (2020) pp. 156–187
  • 29 May 2020

  • The metalinguistics of offence in (British) English : A corpus-based metapragmatic approach
    Jonathan Culpeper & Michael Haugh | JLAC 9:2 (2021) pp. 185–214
  • 12 May 2020

  • Liquid racism in the Greek anti-racist campaign #StopMindBorders
    Villy Tsakona , Rania Karachaliou & Argiris Archakis | JLAC 8:2 (2020) pp. 232–261
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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.

    Article (in book):

    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.

    Article (in journal):

    Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.

    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

    CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General