Periodical peer-reviewed academic journal of INION RAN

Publisher: Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Editor-in-Chief: Vera Pishchalnikova

eISSN: 2658-5650

Key title officially registered by ISSN Center: Ètnopsiholingvistika

The recommended name of the journal in transliteration from Russian into the Roman alphabet: Etnopsikholingvistika

The journal is registered by the Federal service for supervision of communications, information, and mass media (Roskomnadzor), registration certificate ЭЛ № ФС 77 - 74178

Published since 2018 | since 2021 - 4 issues per year


Aims and Scope

Ethnopsycholinguistics is an online peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences with the Russian Academy of Sciences which brings together research into ethnic and cultural variation in verbal operations and complete acts of speech production, in language consciousness, which implies cognitive use of the language and functionally equivalent semiotic systems as well as external and internal organization of verbal communication (as it was once coined by Alexey A. Leontiev).

Though these problems were regarded relevant as early as in the 1970-s, there remain some unresolved issues relating to identifying fundamental differences in utterance production when speaking different languages, to developing pragmatic typology of verbal actions, as their specifics is determined by their relation to non-verbal actions. Moreover, procedures of the analysis of culture dependent semantics and ethnic specifics of communication practices call for further research.

These problems reflect the specifics of language being of an individual and an ethnic group as well as give prominence to specific features of ethnic worldview which is central to the ethnic culture as it shapes a comprehensive vision of being, engraved in the consciousness all members of the community and embedded in the language. As a result is it critical to look into ethnic constants which are shaped through interrelation of language and culture, in bilateral connections between language and culture in various communication practices in the society.

If we look upon ethnic culture as a patchwork of ways to comprehend its environment, aimed at self-preservation and reproduction of its living conditions, as linguists we can witness the dynamics of this culture reflected in the language. That is why theoretical and empirical research aiming to work out verbal diagnostics of social changes and changes in the language is gaining momentum. Such an approach to ethnic culture helps view a language as a malleable social mechanism. Within this framework the journal welcomes contributions in associated areas of current enquiry.

The journal also publishes papers on mentality determined by people’s ability to attribute identical ethnos dependent meanings to identical elements of the objective and subjective worlds, to interpret them in a similar way and shape them through identical symbols. Within the framework of this approach it is relevant to look into perceptive and cognitive norms which serve as criteria for cognitive stereotypes. Ethnopsycholinguistics also covers sociological research into stereotypes of ethnic self-perception and perception of this ethnos by other ethnic groups (auto- and heterostereotypes), into social stratification of communication patterns in different ethnic groups. Another area of research relates to ethnic tradition and norms which reflect ethnos determined ways of word processing.

Ethnopsycholinguistics welcomes contributions relating to comprehensive methods and techniques of analyzing cultural and ethnic specifics of verbal communication.

Ethnopsycholinguistics covers a broad range of research areas including psychological approaches (by looking into specifics of psychic properties and functions, determined by ethnic background), ethnographic, sociological, linguistic approaches. Yet, relying on the theory of speech activity by Alexey A. Leontiev a researcher can look into the most complex comprehensive theoretical and empirical problems including:

  • Developing analytical framework in researching ethnic worldview;
  • Resolving interdisciplinary problems of ethnic consciousness and self-perception;
  • Revealing the value system of an individual in his speech;
  • Identifying the fundamental oppositions of culture and the earliest archetypical perceptions, specifically those reflected in speech;
  • Determining and describing cultural codes, cultural norms, etc.
  • Looking into cultural and ethnic specifics of sense formation, reflected in verbal actions of people born into different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Editorial board welcomes proposals which focus on these and other related problems.

Ethnopsycholinguistics journal sections:

  • theoretical and applied problems of ethnopsycholinguistics,

  • ethnopsycholinguistics and cross-cultural communication,

  • ethnopsycholinguistics and cultural studies: interdisciplinary research,

  • experimental ethnopsycholinguistics,

  • non-verbal communication and ethnopsycholinguistics,

  • ethnic specifics of institutionalized discourse,

  • ethnopsycholinguistics and sociolinguistics,

  • applied and computational linguistics within ethnopsycholinguistics.