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

13 June 2024

  • Conflict resolution in online mental health support groups : The role of empathy and informal mediation
    Carolina Figueras Bates
  • Please explain what this diagnosis means because I don’t quite understand : Patients seeking medical expertise and support in online dialogue to deconstruct hospital discharge documents
    Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak Magdalena Zabielska
  • Different levels of co-construction in dialogue : Towards a better understanding of values and norms
    Alain Létourneau
  • ‘The benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks… they say’ : Italian Facebook users’ comments on the AstraZeneca vaccine suspension
    Ilaria Riccioni , Alessia Bertolazzi Ramona Bongelli
  • 11 June 2024

  • Viral peer advice : Health memes used as the speech act of advising in English
    Laurel Smith Stvan
  • Social identity construction in expert-lay dialogue on Facebook
    Anna Tereszkiewicz
  • 22 February 2024

  • Miriam A. Locher , Andreas H. Jucker , Daniela Landert Thomas C. Messerli . 2023. Fiction and Pragmatics
    Reviewed by Jennifer L. Adams | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 159–162
  • 13 February 2024

  • Preface
    Edda Weigand | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 1–2
  • 9 February 2024

  • Jessica M. F. Hughes Mariaelena Bartesaghi . 2023. Disability in Dialogue
    Reviewed by Theresa Castor | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 152–158
  • 19 January 2024

  • Self-presentation of the US presidential candidates in 2016 and 2020
    Anna Diedkova | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 60–94
  • 18 January 2024

  • Marcin Lewiński Mark Aakhus . 2023. Argumentation in Complex Communication: Managing Disagreement in a Polylogue
    Reviewed by Alena L. Vasilyeva | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 163–169
  • 18 December 2023

  • Negotiating leader identities through indirect mockery in talk about decision-making in a distributed leadership context
    Elina Salomaa , Dorien Van De Mieroop Esa Lehtinen | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 122–151
  • 22 September 2023

  • Exploring dialogue and culture
    Răzvan Săftoiu | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 301–308
  • 19 September 2023

  • A dialogic speech act approach to ridiculing references in the French presidential debate of 2022
    Adina Botaș | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 364–382
  • 18 September 2023

  • Building trust in the transport sector during the pandemic : A cross-cultural analysis
    Marina Bondi Jessica Jane Nocella | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 309–335
  • The drama of dialogue action in distinct discourse spaces : Conservative and liberal humour in television talk shows
    Władysław Chłopicki | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 383–406
  • Yes (Rom. Da). Usages and functions in L2 proficiency examinations : A view from Romanian
    Andra Vasilescu | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 427–452
  • 12 September 2023

  • The realization of the speech acts of complaint and responding to complaint in Vodafone Egypt versus Vodafone UK : A cross-cultural pragmatic study
    Dina Abdel Salam El-Dakhs Nermine Galal Ibrahim | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 336–363
  • Morality and polyphony in peer dialogues : Children’s moral practices in heterogeneous classrooms
    Nicola Nasi | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 453–474
  • Ethnic humour in cartoons : A dialogic perspective
    Răzvan Săftoiu Noémi Tudor | LD 13:3 (2023) pp. 407–426
  • 10 August 2023

  • (Im)politeness mismatches in the multi-dialogic pragmatics of telecinematic satire
    Andrey S. Druzhinin , Tom Scholte Tatiana A. Fomina | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 33–59
  • 1 August 2023

  • “Doing being an involved parent” : Practices for building the family-school partnership in parent-child homework dialogues
    Vittoria Colla | LD 13:2 (2023) pp. 277–299
  • A critique of the adjacency pair dogma : The organization of interaction and the emergence of organized forms from basic organizing units
    François Cooren , Frédéric Dion Matthieu Balay | LD 13:2 (2023) pp. 155–180
  • “I don’t know if we should have that discussion now” : Negotiating procedural frames in collaborative governance of natural resources
    Lars Hallgren , Hanna Bergeå , Emily Montgomerie Lotten Westberg | LD 13:2 (2023) pp. 200–228
  • Constituting climate change in dialogic practice : The moral universe of climate actors
    Leanna Smithberger | LD 13:2 (2023) pp. 181–199
  • Debaters’ actions to manage interaction in the context of the debate talk show
    Alena L. Vasilyeva | LD 13:2 (2023) pp. 229–253
  • Debate or dialogue? A case of a Czech TV discussion program where dialogue fails
    Iveta Žákovská | LD 13:2 (2023) pp. 254–276
  • Practices of Dialogue, Dialogues in Practice : With their problems
    Alain Létourneau , Geneviève Boivin Nicolas Bencherki | LD 13:2 (2023) pp. 147–154
  • 28 July 2023

  • Embodied action in remote online interaction : A preliminary investigation of hand raising gestures in a Zoom meeting
    Angela Cora Garcia | LD 14:1 (2024) pp. 3–32
  • 6 July 2023

  • Dialogic negotiations of children’s narratives in classroom workshops
    Sara Amadasi | LD 14:1 (2024) p. 95
  • 11 April 2023

  • Preface
    Edda Weigand | LD 13:1 (2023) pp. 1–2
  • 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
  • IssuesOnline-first articles

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    Robert Mitchell | University of Mainz, Germany
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    CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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