Rodrigo Borba is an Assistant Professor of English Language at the Anglo-German Literature Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Kira Hall is Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology. She also has affiliated faculty positions in The College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) and the Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST). She received her PhD in Linguistics in 1995 at the University of California, Berkeley, and has since held faculty positions at Rutgers, Yale, Stanford, and the University of Colorado. Spanning linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics, her research focuses on language and social identity in India and the United States, particularly with respect to hierarchies of gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic class. Much of this ongoing work addresses the semiotic practices of communities associated with sexual alterity in India during accelerated globalization. Her recent work has turned to diverse topics that include language and sociality in autism, code switching and globalization, embodied sociolinguistics, language and media in an alleged case of female mass hysteria in upstate New York, and the role of gesture in the entertainment appeal of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Mie Hiramoto is a linguist at the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include language contact and linguistic change, with particular interest in Japanese spoken outside Japan, Hawai‘i Creole, and Singapore English. She also works on language, gender, and sexuality issues, with special interest in identity construction in scripted speech such as anime, movie translations, and comedy performances.

Book Review Editor

Editorial Board

  • Julie Abbou, Laboratoire Parole et Langage (UMR CNRS / Université de Provence), France
  • Susan Gal, University of Chicago, United States
  • Erez Levon, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Amiena Peck, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Lal Zimman, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

Advisory Board

  • Mary Bucholtz, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
  • Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Editorial Assistant