Language in Society
|Edited by||Jenny Cheshire|
Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom)
|Frequency||5 issues a year|
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.
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."
Aims and scope
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.