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Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders

Founding Co-editor
Martin J. Ball, Bangor University, Wales

Jack S. Damico
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Charlotta Plejert
Linköping University, Sweden

Assistant editor
Ryan Nelson
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

The Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders provides a unique forum for qualitative research relating to speech and language disorders, therapeutic and educational interactions, and for research into the contextual issues involved in these interactions. It also includes quantitative studies in the area of social interaction. The journal publishes wide-ranging, well-formulated clinical studies employing ethnographic methods, conversation analysis, grounded theory, case studies, phenomenology, biographical studies, and historical methodology. Research involving systemic functional linguistic theory or relevance theory, systemic and cognitive phonology, and interactional phonetics, is also encouraged.

The journal fills a gap in the existing market of periodical literature by publishing work that examines social interactions or institutional discourses that relate to clinical and educational populations and contexts. The emphasis is on the areas of communication and socialization but this is seen as encompassing both verbal and non-verbal semiotic systems as well as issues of social roles and interactional dynamics. Research articles and reports are the typical form of presentation in the journal. However, articles focusing on relevant theoretical issues and review articles also have a place. Particularly in a journal with such cross-disciplinary potential, such extended reviews of certain background issues or theories are considered very useful to the readership.

Publication April and August
ISSN 2040-5111(print)
ISSN 2040-512X (online)

Indexing and Abstracting


Current Issue

JIRCD 8.2 (2017)

Table of Contents

Classifying disordered speech: ‘Stridency deletion’ and phonological processes
Martin J. Ball and Sara Howard

Encounters in Literacy: Clinical Implications Based on Qualitative Research
Holly L. Damico and Ryan L. Nelson

What we can learn from mismatched and unexpected responses to questions in interviews with people who have traumatic brain injury
Boyd H. Davis, Margaret Maclagan, Pamela L. Ferguson, Charlene Pope, Jama L. Olsen, and Samir M. Fakhry

Exploring communication strategies for the facilitation of person-centred care: A comparison of three methods for analysis
Emma Forsgren and Charlotta Saldert

Communicative behaviours of sibling dyads composed of a child with autism and a typically developing child
Monica Gordon-Pershey and Ashley M. Hodge



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