Language & Communication

Language & Communication

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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This journal is unique in that it provides a forum devoted to the interdisciplinary study of language and communication. The investigation of language and its communicational functions is treated as a concern shared in common by those working in applied linguistics, child development, cultural studies, discourse analysis, intellectual history, legal studies, language evolution, linguistic anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, the politics of language, pragmatics, psychology, rhetoric, semiotics, and sociolinguistics.

The journal invites contributions which explore the implications of current research for establishing common theoretical frameworks within which findings from different areas of study may be accommodated and interrelated. By focusing attention on the many ways in which language is integrated with other forms of communicational activity and interactional behaviour, it is intended to encourage approaches to the study of language and communication which are not restricted by existing disciplinary boundaries.

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Linguists, researchers interested in the study of verbal and non-verbal communication.

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Abstracts in Anthropology, Arts & Humanities Search, Communication Abstracts, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Contents Pages in Education, Current Contents, Dietrich's Index Philosophicus, ERIC, Education Research Index, Educational Administration Abstracts, Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur, Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur, Language Teaching, Linguistics Abstracts, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography, PsycINFO, Research into Higher Education Abstracts, Scopus, Social SciSearch, Social Sciences Citation Index, UnCover
Editors: Talbot Taylor College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185-8795, USA, John E Joseph Deparment of Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, 14 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LN, UK, Founding Editor: R. Harris Oxford, England, UK, Editorial Assistant: S. Hasselbacher , Editorial Board: A. Agha University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, J. Blommaert Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, M. de Gaynesford University of Reading, Reading, UK, J. Dong Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, E. Francis Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, P. Hopper Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, C. Hutton University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, A. Jaffe California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA, K. Kataoka Aichi University, Toyohashi, Japan, N.L. Love University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa, T. Omoniyi Roehampton University, London, England, UK, A. Pablé University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, M. Silverstein University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, L. Solan Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, USA, B. Spolsky Bar-llan University, RAMAT-GAN, Israel, M. Thomas Boston College, Boston, MA, USA, M. Tomasello Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, M. Toolan University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, J. Trabant
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