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 planned in Hong Kong in 2022! We aim to make it truly vibrant experience.

We are going to organize a hybrid conference because we know some people will physically attend but some may not be able to do so and can only participate online. We want everyone to get the most out of ICLASP 17: 2022. The organizing committee has begun planning with the IALSP Executive and we will be sending regular updates to you from the middle of this year. ICLASP17 will connect scholars who engage in sociopsychological research and analysis concerning the role of language in society. The conference will feature many of the distinguished, high profile keynote speakers who were invited to be part of the 2020 Conference. These include 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). In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact the conference convener, Bernadette Watson at

Full details regarding the call for papers will be made available by end of September. Proposals should submitted via our website. All proposals received by 1 February 2022 will be reviewed, and corresponding authors will be notified of the status of their submissions by 1 March 2022. For participants from Mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan, we will set an earlier submission date so that we can fast track reviews for you to have ample time to apply for a visa. Submissions received after 1 February will be reviewed on an ongoing basis if space is available.

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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