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 16 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Hosted by the University of Alberta

Date: 20 – 23 June 2018


ICLASP 15 – Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC)

Jointly organized with the Language In the Realm of Social Dynamics (LIROD 5) conference

Date: 22 – 25 June 2016




Download the 2016 Conference Program [PDF]


Thank you to everyone who joined us this past June for a wonderful ICLASP15 in Bangkok, and thank you to UTCC for hosting an excellent and memorable conference!

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2018 for ICLASP16. Additional information regarding this next conference will be posted here as it is available.

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