Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict

The goal of the journal is to create a unique outlet for cutting edge research, and has a format, content and structure that reflect the rapidly growing interest in studies that focus on the language of aggression and conflict. The special focus on language use derives from the assumption that although aggression and conflict may manifest themselves through other means, they are fundamentally realized through language. Therefore, a thorough understanding of conflict and aggression needs to be anchored in an analysis of discourse.

The journal intends to be a forum for researchers who are interested in new tools and methods to investigate and better understand the language of aggression and conflict. Thus, JLAC is multidisciplinary in nature and encourages, supports and facilitates interaction and scholarly debate among researchers representing different fields including, but not limited to, linguistics, communication, psychology, anthropology, bi- and multilingualism, business management, second language acquisition, gender studies.

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ISSN 2213-1272 | E-ISSN 2213-1280 | Electronic edition
Sample issue: JLAC 3:2
Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Maria Sifianou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Editorial Assistant
Abby Mueller Dobs | Greensboro College
Editorial Board
Frederick Attenborough | Bishop Grosseteste University
Patricia Bou-Franch | University of Valencia
Diana Boxer | University of Florida
Costas Canakis | University of the Aegean
Jonathan Culpeper | University of Lancaster
Marta Dynel | University of Lodz
Bruce Fraser | Boston University
Antonio García Gómez | Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
Claire Hardaker | University of Lancaster
Cornelia Ilie | Strömstad Academy
Timothy Jay | Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Dániel Z. Kádár | Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Zohar Kampf | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus | Swansea University
Neal R. Norrick | Saarland University
Jim O'Driscoll | University of Huddersfield
Charlotte Taylor | University of Sussex
Karen Tracy | University of Colorado at Boulder
Villy Tsakona | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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Communication Studies

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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.


Appendixes should follow the References section.