Journal of Language and Sexuality

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
Sample issue: JLS 6:1
Heiko Motschenbacher | Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway | heim at
Associate Editor
Mie Hiramoto | National University of Singapore, Singapore
Book Review Editor
Lucy Jones | University of Nottingham, UK
Editorial Assistant
Katie Gillow-Kloster | Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen
Editorial Board
Hideko Abe | Colby College, Maine, USA
Paul Baker | Lancaster University, UK
Deborah Chirrey | Edge Hill University, UK
Jennifer Coates | Roehampton University, UK
Carlos Ulises Decena | Rutgers University, USA
Susan Ehrlich | York University, Canada
Kira Hall | University of Colorado, USA
E. Patrick Johnson | Northwestern University, USA
Scott F. Kiesling | University of Pittsburgh, USA
Brian W. King | University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Veronika Koller | Lancaster University, UK
William L. Leap | Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL, USA
Erez Levon | University of Bern, Switzerland
Anthony J. Liddicoat | University of Warwick, UK
Georg Marko | Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
Tommaso M. Milani | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Liz Morrish | Nottingham Trent University, UK
Sharif Mowlabocus | University of Sussex, UK
Cynthia D. Nelson | The University of Sydney, Australia
David Peterson | University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Denis M. Provencher | University of Arizona, USA
Robin Queen | University of Michigan, USA
Helen Sauntson | University of Birmingham, UK
Rainer Schulze | Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany
Susan Speer | University of Manchester, UK
Martin Stegu | Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Crispin Thurlow | University of Bern, Switzerland
Subscription Info
Current issue: 11:1, available as of February 2022
Next issue: 11:2, expected August 2022

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Volume 12 (2023): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 156.00 EUR 186.00
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Volumes 9‒10 (2020‒2021) 2 issues; avg. 300 pp. EUR 156.00 each EUR 182.00 each
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

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)


The Journal of Language and Sexuality offers online submission .

Before submitting, please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors.

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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