Journal of Language and Pop Culture

ORCID logoValentin Werner | Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany | journaloflanguageandpopculture at
Paul Flanagan | University of Chester, UK
ORCID logoMie Hiramoto | National University of Singapore, Singapore
Associate Editors
ORCID logoDaniel Duncan | Newcastle University, UK
ORCID logoJohanna Gerwin | Kiel University, Germany
ORCID logoDionysis Goutsos | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
ORCID logoJane Hodson | University of Sheffield, UK
ORCID logoMonika Konert-Panek | University of Warsaw, Poland
Christoph Schubert | University of Vechta, Germany
Book Review Editor
ORCID logoAnastasia G. Stamou | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
The Journal of Language and Pop Culture (JLPop) provides the prime outlet for the growing amount of research in pop cultural linguistics, the study of language use in pop culture data. Pop culture here is conceptualized in a broad sense to include artifacts with a commercial, entertainment-based purpose that are mediated and represent largely fictional, scripted/performed content. This includes pop music, television and film, comics and cartoons, as well as video games and social media.

The journal is open to contributions from all linguistic subfields that engage with pop culture and performed language, including sociolinguistics, pragmatics, stylistics, corpus linguistics, conversation analysis, (critical) discourse analysis, media linguistics, and applied linguistics/language education. Multimodal and interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged and, while English is typically seen as the primary language of pop culture, studies are invited on all languages.

JLPop also produces special issues and publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 2950-578X | E-ISSN: 2950-5798
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Advisory Board
ORCID logoMonika Bednarek | University of Sydney, Australia
ORCID logoCecelia Cutler | City University of New York, USA
Derek Denis | University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
ORCID logoSender Dovchin | Curtin University, Australia
ORCID logoAtiqa Hachimi | University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
Christian R. Hoffmann | University of Augbsurg, Germany
ORCID logoLisa Jansen | University of Münster, Germany
ORCID logoDaniela Landert | University of Heidelberg, Germany
ORCID logoPatrice Larroque | University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France
ORCID logoYuhan Lin | Shenzhen University, China
ORCID logoBarbra A. Meek | University of Michigan, USA
ORCID logoThomas C. Messerli | University of Basel, Switzerland
ORCID logoRocío Montoro | University of Granada, Spain
ORCID logoAndrew Moody | University of Macau, Macau SAR
ORCID logoHeiko Motschenbacher | Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
ORCID logoRaymond Pai | University of British Columbia, Canada
ORCID logoRobin Queen | University of Michigan, USA
ORCID logoSusan Reichelt | University of Konstanz, Germany
ORCID logoChristina Sanchez-Stockhammer | Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
ORCID logoRoman Schneider | IDS Mannheim, Germany
Joseph Trotta | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
ORCID logoLuca Valleriani | Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
ORCID logoJanina Wildfeuer | University of Groningen, the Netherlands
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Authors wishing to submit articles for publication in JLPop are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper.

Submissions should be prepared in line with the journal guidelines.

The length (all-inclusive) of the manuscripts should be as follows:
Regular article: 7,500-8,500 words
Book reviews: 1,500-2,000 words

In case of problems with the submission site, please contact the editors at journaloflanguageandpopculture at


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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General