Language in Society

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Language in Society  
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Edited byJenny Cheshire
Publication details
Publication history
Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom)
Frequency5 issues a year
Standard abbreviations
Lang. Soc.
ISSN0047-4045 (print)
1469-8013 (web)
OCLC no.299393484

Language in Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal of sociolinguistics. It was established in 1972 and is published five times a year by Cambridge University Press. The current editor in chief is Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary University of London). It has a circulation of 1900.[1]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2015 impact factor is 1.525, ranking it 22nd out of 179 journals in the category "Linguistics," and 33rd out of 142 journals in the category "Sociology."[2]

Aims and scope[edit]

The journal treats language and communication in the context of social life. Apart from sociolinguistics, its scope encompasses also related fields, such as linguistic anthropology. Taking an international perspective, the journal aims at encouraging discussion among researchers and disciplines.[3]


  1. ^ "Advertising Information". Cambridge University Press. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  2. ^ "Impact Factor". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  3. ^ "Cambridge Journals Online - Language in Society". Cambridge University Press. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-30.