Welcome to the Language and Society Research Committee website

The objective of the Research Committee on Language and Society is to advance sociological knowledge concerning language in interaction and in systems of representation. The RC welcomes all theoretical and methodological frameworks that can be used to create sociological analyses of language. As scholars who conceptualize language and its problems differently, we make use of an extraordinary range of methods and focus on an equally wide range of topics. In RC 25, scholars whose research on language ranges from sociolinguistics to poststructural discourse analysis are united by the desire to look at rather than through systems of communication.

RC 25 Language & Society is a research committee of the International Sociological Association. Although many other organizations may share elements of our name, we do not have organizational affiliations with any other entities.

This website provides information for all current and potential future members of the RC 25.

Language, Discourse & Society

Language, Discourse, & Society is an international peer-reviewed journal, focused on advancing sociological knowledge concerning language, face-to-face interaction, and other language-related social phenomena. It is the official journal of the Research Committee 25, Language and Society, of the International Sociological Association.

Published twice annually
(June and December) in electronic form

Listed in the most important databases of Open Access Journals

Special issues about specific research themes on call