Journal editorships

Our staff members serve as editors and editorial board members of thriving and influential academic journals. Our department takes pride in having close and fruitful relationships with publishers of cutting-edge research articles in a variety of sub-fields of linguistics. Below is an overview of some of them.

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Journal of Pragmatics

Jonathan Culpeper is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pragmatics, a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1977 and published quarterly by Elsevier. 

The journal welcomes authoritative, innovative pragmatic scholarship from all practice oriented linguistic standpoints that help to increase our knowledge of the forms, functions, and foundations, of human interaction. It provides a forum for pragmatic studies in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, computational linguistics, applied linguistics and other areas of linguistic research.

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Tony McEnery is the general editor and Paul Baker the commissioning editor of Corpora, an international, peer-reviewed journal of corpus linguistics established in 2006 and published twice a year by the Edinburgh University Press.

The journal focuses on the many and varied uses of corpora both in linguistics and beyond. The journal accepts articles presenting research findings based on the exploitation of corpora as well as accounts of corpus building, corpus tool construction and corpus annotation schemes.  The editorial board of Corpora also includes other members of our staff: Andrew Hardie, Andrew Wilson, and Geoffrey Leech.

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Discourse, Context & Media

Greg Myers edits the Elsevier journal Discourse, Context & Media, a new international journal dedicated to exploring the full range of contemporary discourse work.

This journal provides an innovative forum to present research that addresses all forms of discourse theory, data and methods - from detailed linguistic or interactional analyses to wider studies of representation, knowledge and ideology. The journal seeks to explore the challenges and opportunities provided to discourse scholars by digital media. Such media provide opportunities for new forms of data to be analysed, allow rethinking of existing theories and encourage the development of new models of interaction.

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Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

Julia Gillen is co-editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, a fully peer-reviewed international quarterly journal published by Sage.

Since its foundation in 2001, JECL has rapidly become a distinctive, leading voice in research in early childhood literacy, with a multinational range of contributors and readership. The main emphasis in the journal is on papers researching issues related to the nature, function and use of literacy in early childhood.

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Journal of Language and Politics

Journal of Language and Politics

Ruth Wodak edits of the Journal of Language and Politics, a peer-reviewed journal published since 2002 by John Benjamins. Christopher Hart is book reviews editor.

JLP represents a forum for analysing and discussing the various dimensions in the interplay of language and politics. Its articles bring together sociological concepts, political theories, and historical analysis and focus on different dimensions (pragmatics, semantics, social cognition, semiotics) of political discourse. Since political discourses overlap with other discourses, e.g. economic and scientific discourses, perspectives of interdiscursivity and intertextuality are considered to be important. Articles based on ethnographic studies are particularly welcome.

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Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines

Christopher Hart is founder and editor of the journal Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD). The journal is a free but formal, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended to provide a publishing platform for cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. It aims to promote all approaches to critical discourse research within the humanities and social sciences.

The journal welcomes papers from Critical Discourse Analysis as well as other 'critical' strands of Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies, Media Studies, Discursive Psychology, Sociology and Political Science. CADAAD publishes papers which investigate, from a 'critical' perspective, contemporary discourse and genres in social, political, public and professional communication. In this context, it is especially interested in papers which highlight and apply new or alternative theoretical and methedological frameworks for critical discourse research or which assess current methods and assumptions. The journal is particularly keen to publish papers informed by contemporary programmes in Linguistics, including Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics.

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Language and Cognition

Christopher Hart is one of seven editors of the interdisciplinary journal Language and Cognition, published by Cambridge University Press. Language and Cognition is a venue for the publication of high quality peer-reviewed research of a theoretical and/or empirical/experimental nature, focusing on the interface between language and cognition.

It is open to research from the full range of subject disciplines, theoretical backgrounds, and analytical frameworks that populate the language and cognitive sciences, on a wide range of topics. Research published in the journal adopts an interdisciplinary, comparative, multi-methodological approach to the study of language and cognition and their intersection.

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