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.

ISSN 2210-4119 | E-ISSN 2210-4127 | Electronic edition
Sample issue: LD 5:2
Edda Weigand | University of Münster |
Associate Editors
François Cooren | University of Montreal
Wolfgang Teubert | University of Birmingham
Managing Editor
Răzvan Săftoiu | Transilvania University of Brasov
Review Editor
Răzvan Săftoiu | Transilvania University of Brasov
Editorial Assistant
Robert Mitchell | University of Mainz
Editorial Board
Jennifer L. Adams | DePauw University
Ronald C. Arnett | Duquesne University
Claudio Baraldi | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Rukmini Bhaya Nair | Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Marina Bondi | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Valeri Demiankov | University of Moscow
Domniţa Dumitrescu | California State University, Los Angeles
Marion Grein | University of Mainz
Yueguo Gu | The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
Janet Holmes | Victoria University of Wellington
Marco Iacoboni | University of California, Los Angeles
Istvan Kecskes | State University of New York
Anne Lise Kjær | University of Copenhagen
Stefanie Molthagen-Schnöring | Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin
Lorenza Mondada | University of Basel
Adrian Pablé | The University of Hong Kong
Steven Pinker | Harvard University
Roger D. Sell | Åbo Akademi University
Masayoshi Shibatani | Rice University, Kobe University
Alain Trognon | University of Nancy
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies



Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject


Volume 8 (2018)

Issue 1. Integrating dialogue

Volume 7 (2017)

Issue 1. Dialogue and Ethics

Issue 2

Issue 3

Volume 6 (2016)

Issue 1. Writing in interaction

Issue 2

Issue 3

Volume 5 (2015)

Issue 1. Constructing and Negotiating Identity in Dialogue

Issue 2

Issue 3

Volume 4 (2014)

Issue 1. Certainty and Uncertainty in Dialogue

Issue 2

Issue 3

Volume 3 (2013)

Issue 1. Literary Linguistics

Issue 2

Issue 3

Volume 2 (2012)

Issue 1. Dialogue and Representation

Issue 2

Issue 3

Volume 1 (2011)

Issue 1

Issue 2



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Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Article (in book):

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.

Article (in journal):

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.