Language and Dialogue

In our post-Cartesian times human abilities are regarded as integrated and interacting abilities. Speaking, thinking, perceiving, having emotions need to be studied in interaction. Integration and interaction take place in dialogue. Scholars are called upon to go beyond reductive methods of abstraction and division and to take up the challenge of coming to terms with the complex whole. The conclusions drawn from reasoning about human behaviour in the humanities and social sciences have finally been proven by experiments in the natural sciences, especially neurology and sociobiology. What happens in the black box, can now, at least in part, be made visible.

The journal intends to be an explicitly interdisciplinary journal reaching out to any discipline dealing with human abilities on the basis of consilience or the unity of knowledge. It is the challenge of post-Cartesian science to tackle the issue of how body, mind and language are interconnected and dialogically put to action. The journal invites papers which deal with ‘language and dialogue’ as an integrated whole in different languages and cultures and in different areas: everyday, institutional and literary, in theory and in practice, in business, in court, in the media, in politics and academia. In particular the humanities and social sciences are addressed: linguistics, literary studies, pragmatics, dialogue analysis, communication and cultural studies, applied linguistics, business studies, media studies, studies of language and the law, philosophy, psychology, cognitive sciences, sociology, anthropology and others.

The journal Language and Dialogue is a peer reviewed journal and associated with the book series Dialogue Studies, edited by Edda Weigand.

Language and Dialogue publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN 2210-4119 | E-ISSN 2210-4127
Sample issue: LD 7:2
Edda Weigand | University of Münster, Germany | weigand at
Associate Editors
François Cooren | University of Montreal, Canada
Wolfgang Teubert | University of Birmingham, UK
Managing Editor
Răzvan Săftoiu | Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Review Editor
Răzvan Săftoiu | Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Editorial Assistant
Robert Mitchell | University of Mainz, Germany
Editorial Board
Jennifer L. Adams | DePauw University, USA
Claudio Baraldi | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Rukmini Bhaya Nair | Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
Marina Bondi | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jonathan Clifton | Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France
Valeri Demiankov | University of Moscow, Russia
Domniţa Dumitrescu | California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Marion Grein | University of Mainz, Germany
Gu Yueguo | The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
Janet Holmes | Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Marco Iacoboni | University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Istvan Kecskes | State University of New York, USA
Lisbeth A. Lipari | Denison University, USA
Lorenza Mondada | University of Basel, Switzerland
Anja Müller-Wood | University of Mainz, Germany
Arto Mustajoki | University of Helsinki, Finland
Urszula Okulska | University of Warsaw, Poland
Steven Pinker | Harvard University, USA
Roger D. Sell | Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Masayoshi Shibatani | Rice University, Kobe University, Japan
Alain Trognon | University of Nancy, France
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Volume 12 (2022)

Volume 11 (2021)

Volume 10 (2020)

Volume 9 (2019)

Volume 8 (2018)

Volume 7 (2017)

Volume 6 (2016)

Volume 5 (2015)

Volume 4 (2014)

Volume 3 (2013)

Volume 2 (2012)

Volume 1 (2011)

Latest articles

13 October 2022

  • Preface
    Edda Weigand | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 333–334
  • 29 September 2022

  • Ofer Feldman (ed.). 2021. When Politicians Talk: The Cultural Dynamics of Public Speaking
    Reviewed by Piotr Cap | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 477–482
  • 27 September 2022

  • The profanity gap in contemporary Spanish society
    Enrique Gutiérrez Rubio | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 407–423
  • Laughing at English : The lingua franca at the interface between local-interactional resistance and cultural-societal pressure
    Vanessa Piccoli Rosa Pugliese | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 360–382
  • 21 September 2022

  • Dawn Archer , Karen Grainger Piotr Jagodziński (eds). 2020. Politeness in Professional Contexts
    Reviewed by Stanca Măda | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 483–490
  • 20 September 2022

  • Anita Pomerantz . 2021. Asking and Telling in Conversation
    Reviewed by Marat Shangxin Zheng
  • 8 August 2022

  • Dialogic hypertextuality : Co-present meanings
    Ronald C. Arnett | LD 12:2 (2022) pp. 197–217
  • Shifting addressivity : In/Exclusionary practices in triadic medical interaction with unaccompanied foreign minors
    Letizia Caronia , Federica Ranzani Vittoria Colla | LD 12:2 (2022) pp. 284–305
  • Political dialogues in Argentina : Positioning in dissention fragments
    Luisa Granato María Leticia Móccero | LD 12:2 (2022) pp. 245–267
  • Proximization and dialogue in Internet news texts and comments
    Grzegorz Kowalski | LD 12:2 (2022) pp. 218–244
  • Practices of inclusion/exclusion in and through classroom dialogue : Children’s peer socialization to institutional norms of literacy and language use
    Nicola Nasi | LD 12:2 (2022) pp. 306–331
  • Cross-cultural dialogue in the Polish-English translation of neologisms : The case of science-fiction prose by Stanisław Lem
    Hanna Salich | LD 12:2 (2022) pp. 268–283
  • Discourse approaches to the study of dialogue and culture(s)
    Urszula Okulska | LD 12:2 (2022) pp. 169–196
  • 14 July 2022

  • Interpreter-mediated communication in cognitive assessments and psychotherapy : Societal needs, dialogic challenges, therapeutic potentials
    Claudio Scarvaglieri Peter Muntigl | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 448–473
  • 24 June 2022

  • Invoking asymmetry of affiliation in couple and family therapists’ accounts : An interaction analysis of the Interpersonal Process Recall dialogues
    Joanna Pawelczyk , Bernadetta Janusz Barbara Józefik | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 424–447
  • 22 March 2022

  • In dialogue with non-humans or how women are silenced in incels’ discourse
    Ewelina Prażmo | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 383–406
  • 14 March 2022

  • Governmentality-in-action : The pursuit of happiness and identity-work in graduate career coaching interaction
    Jonathan Clifton , Geert Jacobs , Julia Valeiras-Jurado Astrid Vandendaele | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 335–359
  • David Crystal . 2020. Let’s talk. How English Conversation Works
    Reviewed by Jonathan Clifton | LD 12:3 (2022) pp. 474–476
  • 29 October 2021

  • Preface
    Edda Weigand | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 353–354
  • 5 October 2021

  • Dialogue : The complex whole
    Edda Weigand | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 457–486
  • 20 September 2021

  • Zohar Livnat , Pnina Shukrun-Nagar Galia Hirsch (eds.). 2020. The Discourse of Indirectness. Cues, voices and functions
    Reviewed by Ildikó Hortobágyi | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 500–506
  • 7 September 2021

  • Communicating communication : The recursive expertise of communication experts
    Yonatan Fialkoff Amit Pinchevski | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 355–378
  • Identity, agency and intercultural dialogic competencies in L2 ultimate attainment
    Kamil Zubrzycki | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 433–456
  • Martin J. Pickering Simon Garrod . 2021. Understanding Dialogue. Language Use and Social Interaction
    Reviewed by Răzvan Săftoiu | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 493–499
  • 27 August 2021

  • Jens Allwood , Olga Pombo , Clara Renna Giovanni Scarafile . 2020. Controversies and Interdisciplinarity: Beyond disciplinary fragmentation for a new knowledge model
    Reviewed by Lisbeth A. Lipari | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 487–492
  • 3 August 2021

  • “What I advise you to do is…” : Giving advice in Egypt. The case of university teachers
    Dina Abdel Salam El-Dakhs Mervat M. Ahmed | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 405–432
  • Constructing disagreement space : Talk show host’s actions
    Alena L. Vasilyeva | LD 11:3 (2021) pp. 379–404
  • 22 July 2021

  • Preface
    LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 171–172
  • 18 June 2021

  • A mural that helped to bring down Jeremy Corbyn : How hegemonic discourse silences dialogue
    Wolfgang Teubert | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 300–331
  • 14 June 2021

  • Text operators as dialogical mechanisms in judgments of the French Court of Cassation
    Anna Dolata-Zaród | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 173–199
  • 10 June 2021

  • The types and functions of humor in the work of a United States Senator : A case study of Senator Edward Kennedy
    Angela Cora Garcia | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 246–270
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