International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP)

IALSP hosts a biannual conference that brings together scholars who investigate language in many social contexts, using quantitative or qualitative methods. Research in this field is multi-disciplinary, with particularly strong contributions from communication studies and communicology, social psychology, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics. The research presented focuses on the perceptions, motivations, norms and contextual factors that influence interactants in the communication process, as well as on language and communication behavior and its consequences.

ICLASP 17 – Hong Kong (2022)

Hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

22 to 25 June, 2022

It is on!! We have waited four years for ICLASP17 and it is going to happen as an online (virtual) conference! We aim to make it a vibrant and engaging experience.

The conference will feature many of the distinguished, high profile keynote speakers including Professor Martha Augoustinos (The University of Adelaide), Professor Michael Bond (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Professor Mohan Dutta (Dean’s Chair Profession, Massey University), Professor Li Ping (Dean of Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Professor Sik Hung NG (Visiting Professor, Ethno-Cultural Psychology Research Centre, Renmin University of China).

All proposals submitted for the conference are currently under review, and corresponding authors will be notified of the status of their submissions by 1 April 2022. For additional information including registration prices and time, please see the conference website:

Past Conference Venues

  • 1979, 1984, 1987 University of Bristol, England

  • 1991 University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA

  • 1994 University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  • 1997 University of Ottawa, Canada

  • 2000 University of Wales, Cardiff, UK

  • 2002 City University of Hong Kong

  • 2004 Penn State University, USA

  • 2006 University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2008 University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

  • 2010 Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2012 Mercator, Fryske Academy, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

  • 2014 University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, USA

  • 2016 University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2018 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada