Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict

ORCID logoPilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich | University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA | jlac.editors at
ORCID logoMaria Sifianou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

The goal of the journal is to create a unique outlet for cutting edge research, and has a format, content and structure that reflect the rapidly growing interest in studies that focus on the language of aggression and conflict. The special focus on language use derives from the assumption that although aggression and conflict may manifest themselves through other means, they are fundamentally realized through language. Therefore, a thorough understanding of conflict and aggression needs to be anchored in an analysis of discourse.

The journal intends to be a forum for researchers who are interested in new tools and methods to investigate and better understand the language of aggression and conflict. Thus, JLAC is multidisciplinary in nature and encourages, supports and facilitates interaction and scholarly debate among researchers representing different fields including, but not limited to, linguistics, communication, psychology, anthropology, bi- and multilingualism, business management, second language acquisition, gender studies.

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ISSN: 2213-1272 | E-ISSN: 2213-1280
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Latest articles

7 June 2024

  • Justifying the accusation : A descriptive comparative analysis of ordinary speakers’ accusations of trolling and bad faith
    Diane Liberatore | JLAC 12:1 (2024) pp. 17–40
  • Aggression and disagreement in public communication : Convincing third parties through implicit strategies
    Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri | JLAC 12:1 (2024) pp. 41–65
  • The evidential dimension of implicitly conveyed disagreement in political debates
    Viviana Masia | JLAC 12:1 (2024) pp. 66–88
  • “So I know how to do this” : The prototypical argumentative pattern in U.S.A. presidential debates
    Menno H. Reijven | JLAC 12:1 (2024) p. 89
  • Pragmatic perspectives on disagreement
    Jennifer Schumann Steve Oswald | JLAC 12:1 (2024) pp. 1–16
  • 6 June 2024

  • The language of sexual violence and impropriety : A cross-cultural and cross-linguistic study
    Rachelle Vessey
  • 3 June 2024

  • Gendering the language of genocide : Linguistic violence against women in Nazi concentration camps
    Laura Miñano Mañero
  • 13 May 2024

  • ‘You are not empowered, you have neither character nor pride’ : Assessing aggressive language against Spanish female politicians in high-profile positions
    Maria Milagros Del Saz Rubio
  • 30 April 2024

  • When dissatisfactory experiences turn into conflict : A contrastive study of negative Spanish product and experience-based reviews on Trustpilot
    María de la O Hernández López
  • 29 April 2024

  • Stuck between group and transgression : An analysis of the strategic utilization of stance to navigate in-group condemnations
    Elie Friedman
  • 23 April 2024

  • Identities in conflict : Latinos in Spain
    Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich Patricia Bou Franch
  • 19 April 2024

  • Degrees of disagreement and reliability of information sources in pro- and anti-vaccination comments on Facebook
    Dorota Kotwica Marta Albelda Marco
  • Attacking epistemic personhood on Twitter/X : A Spanish corpus-based examination
    Manuel Padilla Cruz
  • 18 April 2024

  • Exploiting metaphor in disagreement
    Lotte van Poppel Roosmaryn Pilgram | JLAC 12:1 (2024) pp. 111–138
  • 16 April 2024

  • Examining the discursive construction of Chinese grassroots cybernationalism : A case study on the permanent residence law for foreigners
    Jiapei Gu Salomi Boukala
  • Polarisation in Venezuelan presidential tweets : Metaphors and social actor representations as divisive tools
    Silvia Peterssen
  • The virtue and shades of aggressive humour in press advertising
    Anna Stwora
  • 5 March 2024

  • Is this War? Naming the Russia-Ukraine dispute in three international news providers
    Ruth Breeze María Fernanda Novoa-Jaso
  • 22 December 2023

  • “A history lesson, perhaps, for my novice counterpart” : The analysis of (im)politeness in political Twitter (X)
    Seyed Mohammadreza Mortazavi , Hamed Zandi Mohammad Makki
  • “You look like my 14-year-old daughter” : A corpus-based study of sexist language in everyday sexism Twitter stories
    Wanwen Wang Jonathan Ngai
  • 11 December 2023

  • A multimodal analysis of (de)legitimation through argumentation in extremist discourse: The case of Dabiq
    Sahar Rasoulikolamaki , Surinderpal Kaur Neda Salahshour
  • 6 December 2023

  • Dimitris Serafis . 2023. Authoritarianism on the Front Page: Multimodal discourse and argumentation in times of multiple crises in Greece
    Reviewed by Justin Eckstein
  • 4 December 2023

  • “The denigration of Korean men’s genitals” : Precision grip gestures and the multimodal construction of “taking offence” in media discourse surrounding anti-feminism in South Korea
    Lucien Brown
  • 9 November 2023

  • Intersectionality and the gendered discussion around Muslim Canadian politicians on Twitter
    Ahmed Al-Rawi , Mina Einifar Wendy Chun
  • 19 June 2023

  • The expression of hate speech against Afro-descendant, Roma, and LGBTQ+ communities in YouTube comments
    Paula Carvalho , Danielle Caled , Cláudia Silva , Fernando Batista Ricardo Ribeiro
  • 6 June 2023

  • They were not radical, even when they committed that : An appraisal-driven discourse analysis of feelings and attitudes towards the 17-A terrorist cell in Barcelona
    Miguel-Ángel Benítez-Castro , Encarnación Hidalgo-Tenorio , Katie Jane Patterson , Manuel Moyano Irene González
  • 23 May 2023

  • “Not all motherfuckers are MENA, but most MENA are motherfuckers” : Hate speech on Twitter against unaccompanied foreign minors
    Alejandro Gómez-Camacho , Coral I. Hunt-Gómez , Francisco Núñez-Roman Adrián Neubauer Esteban | JLAC 11:2 (2023) pp. 256–278
  • Understanding and appraising ‘hate speech’
    Sara Vilar-Lluch | JLAC 11:2 (2023) pp. 279–306
  • 17 February 2023

  • Conflictual translanguaging in the linguistic landscape of a divided city
    Stavroula Tsiplakou
  • 17 January 2023

  • Competing place names : Malvinas vs. Falklands: When a sovereignty conflict becomes a name conflict
    Yliana V. Rodríguez Adolfo Elizaincín | JLAC 11:2 (2023) pp. 226–255
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    ORCID logoPatricia Bou-Franch | University of Valencia, Spain
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    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General