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
Ronald C. Arnett | Duquesne 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
Lorenza Mondada | University of Basel, Switzerland
Anja Müller-Wood | University of Mainz
Arto Mustajoki | University of Helsinki, Finland
Urszula Okulska | University of Warsaw
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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Latest articles

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 . 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
  • 18 March 2021

  • Speaker’s verbal behavior and collective audience responses in Korean political oratory
    Hyangmi Choi & Peter Bull | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 271–299
  • #StayHome – A pragmatic analysis of COVID-19 health advice in Saudi and Australian tweets
    Dina Abdel Salam El-Dakhs | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 223–245
  • A negotiation analysis of risk assessment in community correction from the perspective of exchange structure
    Chuanyou Yuan & Xing Luo | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 200–222
  • Andra Vasilescu , Mihaela-Viorica Constantinescu , Gabriela Stoica Jonathan Russell White . 2020. Exploring Discourse Practices in Romanian
    Reviewed by Domnița Dumitrescu | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 332–339
  • 12 March 2021

  • Meenakshi Bharat . 2020. Shooting Terror: Terrorism in Hindi Films
    Reviewed by Caius Dobrescu | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 340–343
  • 11 March 2021

  • Igor Mel’čuk Jasmina Milićević . 2020. An Advanced Introduction to Semantics. A Meaning-Text Approach
    Reviewed by Ștefan Oltean | LD 11:2 (2021) pp. 344–351
  • 4 December 2020

  • Animation and myth of the hero as discursive device in Mexican political campaigns : López Obrador and Alfredo del Mazo
    Citlaly Aguilar Campos | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 320–339
  • “That’s not my understanding” : Interpretation in the Ghanaian multilingual court
    Evershed K. Amuzu , Akua Campbell & Seth Ofori | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 389–421
  • Dialogic construction of authority in Hebrew women’s writing from the 19th century
    Miri Cohen-Achdut | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 422–442
  • Cross-linguistic influence and the MGM
    Marion Grein | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 369–388
  • The risks of misunderstandings in family discourse : Home as a special space of interaction
    Arto Mustajoki & Alla Baikulova | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 340–368
  • You can’t say that” : The effects of group affiliation on moral condemnation in cases of group self-deprecation
    Magi Otsri | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 303–319
  • Frank van Splunder . 2020. Language is Politics. Exploring an ecological approach to language
    Reviewed by Andrei A. Avram | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 447–451
  • Bill Cope Mary Kalantzis . 2020. Making Sense. Reference, agency, and structure in a grammar of multimodal meaning
    Reviewed by Sole Alba Zollo | LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 443–446
  • Preface
    LD 10:3 (2020) pp. 301–302
  • 4 September 2020

  • Demonstrative questions and epistemic authority management in medium-sitter interactions : Some examples from an Italian “public mediumship demonstration”
    Ramona Bongelli , Ilaria Riccioni & Alessandra Fermani | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 215–240
  • Compliment responses in Icelandic
    Milton Fernando Gonzalez Rodriguez | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 194–214
  • Straight to the people : Donald Trump’s rhetorical style on Twitter in the 2016 U.S. presidential election
    Orly Kayam | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 149–170
  • “A very good dialogue”? The oral consideration stage in UN human rights monitoring
    Derek Wallace | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 171–193
  • Dovlatov’s dialogue with Hemingway : A farewell to The Zone
    Alexandr Zaytsev & Nataliya Ogurechnikova | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 241–270
  • Alleen Pace Nilsen Don L. F. Nilsen . 2019. The Language of Humor. An Introduction
    Reviewed by Dorota Brzozowska | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 296–299
  • Villy Tsakona Jan Chovanec . 2018. The Dynamics of Interactional Humor. Creating and negotiating humor in everyday encounters
    Reviewed by Mihaela-Viorica Constantinescu | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 290–295
  • Amos Oz in A Tale of Love and Darkness : An anachronistic call for a dialogue with the Palestinian other
    Ibrahim A. El-Hussari | LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 271–289
  • Preface
    LD 10:2 (2020) pp. 147–148
  • 19 May 2020

  • On streams and lakes : Metaventriloquism and the technologies of a water controversy
    Theresa R. Castor | LD 10:1 (2020) pp. 29–48
  • Beyond critical education for sustainable consumption : Rethinking dialogue in environmental education
    Ho-chia Chueh | LD 10:1 (2020) p. 97
  • Reconciling dialogue and propagation : A ventriloquial inquiry
    François Cooren | LD 10:1 (2020) p. 9
  • After mobilization : Youth, political engagement, and online performance in Hong Kong
    Iam-chong Ip | LD 10:1 (2020) pp. 74–96
  • Is dialogue addictive? Of loops, pride, and tensions in social media communication
    Jo M. Katambwe | LD 10:1 (2020) pp. 49–73
  • Constructing others and dialogue with them in the course of public educational meetings
    Alena L. Vasilyeva | LD 10:1 (2020) pp. 118–145
  • Introduction : Dialogue and ways of relating
    Huey-Rong Chen | LD 10:1 (2020) pp. 1–8
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    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.

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    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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