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Journals of discourse studies



See also the list of journals of the LINGUIST list.

Critical Discourse Studies
"Critical Discourse Studies
is a journal dedicated to critical study of discourse in research within the social sciences and humanities. It aims to have a broader interdisciplinary appeal than existing journals, and to publish theoretical as well as analytical contributions. The journal has been established in response to the rapidly increasing use of critical discourse studies and critical discourse analysis in many disciplines. It also aims to connect critical academic research with practical concerns and agendas, including those of poliical camaigns and social movements." (Blurb of Routledge, the publisher).

Discourse Processes
The official journal for the Society for Text and Discourse. Features articles in all areas of discourse analysis, and especially in the field of the psychology of discourse processing.

Discourse Studies
International and multidiscplinary journal for the study of discourse. Publishes especially work in discourse linguistics, conversation analysis, the psychology of text processing, and cultural studies of discourse.

Discourse & Society
International and multidisciplinary journal for the study of the social and political aspects of discourse, as well as for critical approaches in discourse studies.

Discourse & Communication
Journal covering the interdisciplinary field between discourse and communication studies, propagating qualitative discourse analysis in the study of issues in communication.

Journal of  Multicultural Discourses  
Journal dedicated to a multicultural approach in the study of discourse, critical of exclusively "Western" approaches. 

TEXT & TALK. An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Discourse
The first international journal for the study of discourse. Founded in 1980 by Teun A. van Dijk and János Petöfi, and edited by Teun A. van Dijk between 1980 and 1999. Now edited by Srikant Sarangi.

The Journal of Language and Politics
The Journal of Language and Politics (JLP) represents an interdisciplinary and critical forum for analysing and discussing the various dimensions in the interplay between language and politics. It locates at the intersection of several social science disciplines including communication and media research, linguistics, discourse studies, political science, political sociology or political psychology. It focuses mainly on the empirically-founded research on the role of language and wider communication in all social processes and dynamics that can be deemed as political. Its focus is therefore not limited to the ’institutional’ field of politics or to the traditional channels of political communication but extends to a wide range of social fields, actions and media (incl. traditional and online) where political and politicised ideas are linguistically and discursively constructed and communicated.

Research on Language and Social Interaction
Journal specifically dedicated to the publication of work on conversation/dialogue in interaction.

Journal of Pragmatics
" The journal (...) 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."

Language in Society
The classical journal of sociolinguistics. Also publishes studies on discourse.

Journal of Sociolinguistics
"The journal is concerned with language in all its dimensions, macro and micro, as formal features or abstract discourses, as situated talk or written text."

Language and Communication
"This journal is unique in that it provides a forum devoted to the discussion of topics and issues in communication which is of interdisciplinary significance. It publishes contributions from researchers in all fields relevant to the study of verbal and non-verbal communication."

Semiotica
Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.

Social Semiotics
Invites papers that carry out textual analyses framed by a rigorous understanding of political economy, processes of production and/or patterns of consumption, and     issues of embodiment, both race and gender.

Written Communication
"Provides a forum for the free exchange of ideas, theoretical viewpoints and methodological approaches that better define and further develop thought and practice in the exciting study of the written word."

Political Communication
"The journal welcomes all research methods and analytical viewpoints that advance understanding of the practices, processes, and policy implications of political communication in all its forms."

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
The journal of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology.

Discourse, Context and Media
Discourse, Context & Media is an international journal dedicated to exploring the full range of contemporary discourse work into mediated forms of communication in context. It provides an innovative forum to present research that addresses a variety of discourse theories, data and methods, from detailed linguistic and interactional analyses to wider studies of representation, knowledge and ideology analysed through all forms of discourse analysis.

Discourse and Interaction
Discourse and Interaction is a peer-reviewed linguistics journal founded in 2008. The journal is committed to present the outcomes of current research into aspects of negotiation of meaning in English language discourse and related stylistic and socio-pragmatic variation. The study of discourse and interaction is understood as research into language with relevance to real-world problems and its aim is to reveal the stylistic diversity, non-homogeneity, and socio-pragmatic variety of language as these should be reflected in the teaching of English in academic settings.

Chinese Language and Discourse
A peer-reviewed journal which seeks to publish original work on Chinese and related languages, with a focus on current topics in Chinese discourse studies. The notion of discourse is a broad one, emphasizing an empirical orientation and encompassing such linguistic fields as language and society, language and culture, language and thought, language and social interaction, discourse and grammar, communication studies, and contact linguistics. Special emphasis is placed on systematic documentation of Chinese usage patterns and methodological innovations in explaining Chinese and related languages from a wide range of functional perspectives, including, but not limited to, those of conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, grammaticalization, cognitive linguistics, typological and comparative studies.

Discourse
Since its founding in 1979, Discourse has been committed to publishing work in the theoretical humanities with an emphasis on the critical study of film, literature, the visual arts, and related audiovisual media. The journal seeks contributions that explore the relations of these and other cultural phenomena to questions of language, philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, history, and area studies, as well as theories of gender, race, and sexuality.

CADAAD Journal. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines
CADAAD Journal is an international, peer-reviewed, journal for the critical study of discourse. Its primary aim is to publish research which highlights, develops or challenges frameworks for understanding the role that structures of discourse play in constructing and sustaining social situations, identities and relations. The journal is fully open access.

The Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies
The Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies publishes original empirical research employing corpus methods for the analysis of language in use as a vehicle of communication. We welcome contributions from any disciplinary background and theoretical standpoint that present research based on the systematic examination of naturally-occurring language in specific settings and contexts using corpus techniques.

International Journal of Law, Language and Discourse
he International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse (IJLLD) is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural peer-reviewed scholarly journal, integrating academic areas of law, linguistics, discourse analysis, psychology and sociology, presenting articles related to legal issues, review of cases, comments and opinions on legal cases and serving as a practical resource for lawyers, judges, legislators, applied linguists, discourse analysts and those academics who teach the future legal generations.

Intellectual Discourse
Intellectual Discourse is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, flagship journal of the International Islamic University Malaysia. First published in 1993, it is dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Particular attention is paid to works dealing with history, geography, political science, economics, education, psychology, sociology, law, literature, religion, philosophy, international relations, environmental and developmental issues. The journal is international in its range and coverage. It is intended to be a forum for scholarly dialogue and communication on issues related to Islam and the Muslim world.

Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture
Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture is a triannual publication devoted to the study of the codes, conventions, and histories of generic forms in the context of their cultural manifestations and effects. It publishes articles that deal with questions of genre in both literary and nonliterary forms, that bring a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to genre, or that consider theoretical, institutional, or political dimensions of discourse.

Global Discourse: An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs
Global Discourse is an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented journal of applied contemporary thought operating at the intersection of politics, international relations, sociology and social policy. The Journal's scope is broad, encouraging interrogation of current affairs with regard to core questions of distributive justice, wellbeing, cultural diversity, autonomy, sovereignty, security and recognition. All issues are themed and aimed at addressing pressing issues as they emerge. Rejecting the notion that publication is the final stage in the research process, Global Discourse seeks to foster discussion and debate between often artificially isolated disciplines and paradigms, with responses to articles encouraged and conversations continued across issues.