Language and Dialogue

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ORCID logoEdda Weigand | University of Münster, Germany | weigand at
Associate Editors
ORCID logoFrançois Cooren | University of Montreal, Canada
ORCID logoWolfgang Teubert | University of Birmingham, UK
Managing Editor
ORCID logoRăzvan Săftoiu | Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Review Editor
ORCID logoRăzvan Săftoiu | Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
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
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Latest articles

7 March 2023

  • Variations of polyphony in blogs : The case of the Slow Art Day blog
    Marina Bondi Jessica Jane Nocella | LD 13:1 (2023) pp. 103–122
  • Principles of New Science : Dialogue between science and philosophy
    Edda Weigand | LD 13:1 (2023) pp. 26–50
  • 21 February 2023

  • Anne Salazar Orvig , Geneviève de Weck , Rouba Hassan Annie Rialland (eds.). 2021. The Acquisition of Referring Expressions. A dialogical approach
    Reviewed by Elena Buja | LD 13:1 (2023) pp. 131–138
  • 17 February 2023

  • Invitation to respond by rhetoric or delivery : A microanalysis of orator-audience turn-takings in a Subject-Object-Verb language
    Hyangmi Choi Peter Bull | LD 13:1 (2023) pp. 51–80
  • Michal Ephratt . 2022. Silence as Language. Verbal Silence as a Means of Expression
    Reviewed by Răzvan Săftoiu | LD 13:1 (2023) pp. 139–145
  • 6 February 2023

  • Instrumental dialogue and the ethics of expressing solicitude for each other’s existence
    Nicolas Bencherki Coline Sénac | LD 13:1 (2023) p. 3
  • 20 January 2023

  • Dialogic interaction between player and non-player characters in animal crossing : A corpus-based study
    Cecilia Lazzeretti Maria Cristina Gatti | LD 13:1 (2023) p. 81
  • 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 | LD 13:1 (2023) pp. 123–130
  • 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
  • Issues

    Volume 13 (2023)

    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)

    Editorial Assistant
    Robert Mitchell | University of Mainz, Germany
    Editorial Board
    Jennifer L. Adams | DePauw University, USA
    ORCID logoClaudio Baraldi | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    ORCID logoRukmini Bhaya Nair | Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
    ORCID logoMarina Bondi | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    ORCID logoJonathan 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
    ORCID logoJanet Holmes | Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    ORCID logoMarco Iacoboni | University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    ORCID logoIstvan Kecskes | State University of New York, USA
    Lisbeth A. Lipari | Denison University, USA
    ORCID logoLorenza Mondada | University of Basel, Switzerland
    Anja Müller-Wood | University of Mainz, Germany
    ORCID logoArto Mustajoki | University of Helsinki, Finland
    ORCID logoUrszula Okulska | University of Warsaw, Poland
    ORCID logoSteven Pinker | Harvard University, USA
    Roger D. Sell | Åbo Akademi University, Finland
    Masayoshi Shibatani | Rice University, Kobe University, Japan
    ORCID logoAlain Trognon | University of Nancy, France
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