Journal of Language and Sexuality

ORCID logoHeiko Motschenbacher | Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway | heim at
Associate Editor
ORCID logoMie Hiramoto | National University of Singapore, Singapore
Book Review Editor
ORCID logoAngela Zottola | University of Turin, Italy

The Journal of Language and Sexuality aims to present research on the discursive formations of sexuality, including sexual desire, sexual identities, sexual politics and sexuality in diaspora. Of interest is linguistic work in the widest possible sense, including work in sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, pragmatics, semantics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, and other modes of language-centered inquiry that will contribute to the investigation of discourses of sexuality and their linguistic and social consequences. On a theoretical level, the journal is indebted to Queer Linguistics as its major influence.

ISSN: 2211-3770 | E-ISSN: 2211-3789
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Volume 13 (2024)

Volume 12 (2023)

Volume 11 (2022)

Volume 10 (2021)

Volume 9 (2020)

Volume 8 (2019)

Volume 7 (2018)

Volume 6 (2017)

Volume 5 (2016)

Volume 4 (2015)

Volume 3 (2014)

Volume 2 (2013)

Volume 1 (2012)

Editorial Assistant
Katie Gillow-Kloster | Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen
Editorial Board
ORCID logoPaul Baker | Lancaster University, UK
Holly R. Cashman | University of New Hampshire, USA
ORCID logoDeborah Chirrey | Edge Hill University, UK
Jennifer Coates | Roehampton University, UK
ORCID logoSusan Ehrlich | York University, Canada
ORCID logoKira Hall | University of Colorado, USA
E. Patrick Johnson | Northwestern University, USA
ORCID logoScott F. Kiesling | University of Pittsburgh, USA
ORCID logoBrian W. King | University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
ORCID logoVeronika Koller | Lancaster University, UK
William L. Leap | Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL, USA
ORCID logoErez Levon | University of Bern, Switzerland
ORCID logoAnthony J. Liddicoat | University of Warwick, UK
Georg Marko | Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
ORCID logoTommaso M. Milani | Pennsylvania State University, USA
ORCID logoLiz Morrish | Nottingham Trent University, UK
ORCID logoSharif Mowlabocus | University of Sussex, UK
Cynthia D. Nelson | University of Sydney, Australia
David Peterson | University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Denis M. Provencher | University of Arizona, USA
ORCID logoRobin Queen | University of Michigan, USA
ORCID logoHelen Sauntson | University of Birmingham, UK
ORCID logoRainer Schulze | Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany
Susan Speer | University of Manchester, UK
Martin Stegu | Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
ORCID logoCrispin Thurlow | University of Bern, Switzerland
Subscription Info
Current issue: 13:1, available as of January 2024
Next issue: 13:2, expected August 2024

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Volume 14 (2025): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 166.00 EUR 226.00
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Volume 12 (2023) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 156.00 EUR 186.00
Volumes 9‒11 (2020‒2022) 2 issues; avg. 300 pp. EUR 156.00 per volume EUR 182.00 per volume
Volume 8 (2019) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 153.00 EUR 178.00
Volume 7 (2018) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 149.00 EUR 173.00
Volume 6 (2017) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 168.00
Volume 5 (2016) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 163.00
Volume 4 (2015) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 158.00
Volume 3 (2014) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 153.00
Volume 2 (2013) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 149.00
Volume 1 (2012) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 141.00 EUR 145.00

The Journal of Language and Sexuality offers online submission .

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If you are not able to submit online, or for any editorial correspondence, please contact the general editor:
Heiko Motschenbacher, heim at

If you are interested in writing a book review for JLS, always contact the book review editor beforehand:
Lucy Jones, Lucy.Jones at


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Main BIC Subject

CFB: Sociolinguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General