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Text & Talk

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse & Communication Studies

Edited by: Srikant Sarangi
Your benefits:
  • Access to high quality, original research outputs
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to language, communication and discourse studies
  • Methodological/analytical pluralism in engagement with empirical data
  • Current theoretical advancements
  • Special issues on highly seminal topics
  • Different article formats inclusive of systematic literature reviews, review articles, research notes and forum discussions
  • Internationally acclaimed scholars serving on editorial boards

Text & Talk (founded as TEXT in 1981) is an internationally recognized forum for interdisciplinary research in language, discourse, and communication studies, focusing, among other things, on the situational and historical nature of text/talk production; the cognitive and sociocultural processes of language practice/action; and participant-based structures of meaning negotiation and multimodal alignment. Text & Talk encourages critical debates on these and other relevant issues, spanning not only the theoretical and methodological dimensions of discourse but also their practical and socially relevant outcomes.


  • discourse analysis
  • applied linguistics
  • pragmatics
  • sociolinguistics
  • corpus linguistics
  • multimodality
  • genre analysis
  • communication
  • professional practice
Article formats
Full Length Articles, Short Articles, Systematic Literature Reviews, Review Articles, Forum Discussions, Research Notes

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  • High quality manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®
  • Manuscripts are submitted online: go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/text and you will be guided through the process

As per De Gruyter policy, no author list changes are permitted after acceptance of an article. The De Gruyter production team is instructed to enforce this policy during the production/proofing process.

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  • Double-blind peer-review aimed at improving the quality of your paper
  • Online publication ahead-of-print
  • Accepted papers are published online first as DOI-citable, articles are forward-linked for the quickest possible visibility to the scientific community
  • Optional open access publication
  • Free publication of color figures both in online and print editions and no page charges
  • 30 PDF copies of your published article (marked “author’s copy”) for distribution to colleagues; for our repository policy click here
  • Articles are easily discoverable thanks to SEO, comprehensive abstracting and indexing services, and linkable online abstracts
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Please note

  • Before submitting your article, please have a look at our Instructions for Authors
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • A Research Article should normally be between 6,000 and 8,000 words when first submitted. Authors should report the total word count (including references, tables, footnotes, and appendices, but excluding supplementary material) at the end of the manuscript. Submissions over 9,000 words will not be considered. The final, accepted version of an article may be longer as a result of necessary revisions, but will generally not exceed 10,000 word.
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  • A Publication Ethics Statement and a signed copyright agreement are required before publication
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

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Hybrid Open Access

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Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
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Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463


Srikant Sarangi
Aalborg University, Denmark
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Cardiff University, UK

Editorial Assistant

Angela Terrill

Specialist Board

Johannes Angermuller (University of Warwick, UK)
Paul Baker (Lancaster University, UK)
Malcolm Coulthard (University of Birmingham, UK)
Anna De Fina (Georgetown University, USA)
Nigel Harwood (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Jacob L. Mey (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
Jan-Ola Östman (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Peter R. R. White (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Honorary Board

Aaron V. Cicourel (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Bohumil Palek (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
John Swales (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Advisory Board

Stuart Allan (Cardiff University, UK)
Karin Aronsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Michael Bamberg (Clark University, USA)
Monika Bednarek (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Jack Bilmes (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii)
Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Richard Buttny (Syracuse University, USA)
Donal Carbaugh (University of Massachussetts, Amherst, USA)
Anita Fetzer (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Cecilia E. Ford (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
Kira Hall (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
Marjorie Harness Goodwin (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Susan Herring (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)
Richard Heyman (University of Calgary, Canada)
Juliane House (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham, UK)
Yoshihiko Ikegami (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Marco Jacquemet (University of San Francisco, USA)
Elizabeth Keating (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Inger Lassen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Sirpa Leppänen (Jyväskylä University, Finland)
Paul Luff (King’s College London, UK)
Gerlinde Mautner (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Douglas W. Maynard (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
Paul McIlvenny (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Lorenza Mondada (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Neal R. Norrick (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)
Paul Prior (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Kay Richardson (University of Liverpool, UK)
Mike Stubbs (University of Trier, Germany)
Jan Svennevig (University of Oslo, Norway)
Deborah Tannen (Georgetown University, Washington, USA)
Joanna Thornborrow (University of Western Brittany, France)
Jaan Valsiner (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Theo van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
Jef Verschueren (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Gu Yueguo (Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, China)

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Audience: Researchers in the interdisciplinary field of language, communication and discourse analysis