Editorial Team


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

Federica Formato, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Line Editor Assistant

Ayden Parish, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Social Media Manager

Olivia Hirschey Marrese, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Editorial Board

Julie Abbou, UMR CNRS / Université de Provence, France

Paul Baker, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Ksenija Bogetić, University of Belgrade, Serbia 

Jeremy Calder, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Costas Canakis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Cecilia Chiacchio, Universidad Nacional de le Plata, Argentina

Ana Deumert, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Susan Ehrlich, York University, Canada

Sibonile Edith Ellece, University of Botswana, Botswana

Branca Falabella Fabrício, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Susan Gal, University of Chicago, United States

Miyako Inoue, Stanford University, United States

Rodney H. Jones, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Brian W King, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Veronika Koller, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Erez Levon, University of London, United Kingdom

Ignacio Lozano-Verduzco, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Mexico

Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California Los Angeles, United States

Miriam Meyerhoff, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Heiko Motschenbacher, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Momoko Nakamura, Kanto Gakuin University, Japan

Lukasz Piotr Pakula, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland

Amiena Peck, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Fatima Sadiqi, University of Fez, Morocco

Helen Sauntson, York St. John University, United Kingdom

Jaspal Naveel Singh, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Rebecca Lurie Starr, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Cindi SturtzSreetharan, Arizona State University, United States

Denise Troutman, Michigan State University, United States

Maria Amelia Viteri, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Lal Zimman, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

Advisory Board

Mary Bucholtz, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Deborah Cameron, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Penelope Eckert, Stanford University, United States

Marjorie Goodwin, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Sally Johnson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Michelle Lazar, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Bonnie McElhinny, University of Toronto, Canada

Tommaso M. Milani, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Ana Cristina Ostermann, UNISINOS - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil

Elizabeth Stokoe, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Jane Sunderland, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University, United States

Ann Weatherall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Editorial Assistant

Ailsa Parkin, Equinox Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom