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.

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ICLASP 18Tallinn, Estonia (2024)

Hosted by Tallinn University, June 12-15, 2024

The 18th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP18:2024) will be held between 12 to 15 June 2024. The conference brings together scholars who engage in sociopsychological research and analysis concerning the role of language in society. It will host a number of panels across diverse areas including, but not limited to, health, culture, and current political issues. Discipline diversity is the hallmark of ICLASP and includes anthropology, sociology, communication, applied linguistics as well as social psychology.

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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

  • 2022 Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Virtual)