15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP15)

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

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

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand Date: 22 – 25 June 2016


This conference brings together communication 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. It 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.

Download the Conference Schedule (Outline) [PDF]

Download the Conference Program [PDF]

Venue address: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce 126 Vibhavadee Rangsit Road Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400 Thailand Map of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce: http://www.utcc.ac.th/index.php/en/aboutUs/ContactUTCC Symposia/Paper submissions deadline: 15th February, 2016

Conference email: iclasplirod@gmail.com


Conference Registration

To register, use the links below: add a conference registration to your “cart”, and then following the instructions on screen to complete the payment process. Your receipt for payment is also your receipt for registration. **Please note that if you would like to attend the conference dinner cruise, you have to add this item to your “cart” as a separate item from registration.**

Registration payment is processed via PayPal and may be in either US dollars (USD) or Thai bhat (THB).

Late Registration (USD)

Conference Registration (THB)

Registration fee includes refreshments during welcome reception, breaks and lunches, but not travel, accommodation, conference dinner cruise and other extras such as tours.  No fee refund after 1st June, 2016, alas.

*See www.un.org for detailed classification of developing vs. developed economies for conference pricing.  Developed economies include countries in North America (excluding the Caribbean), Europe, Japan, S. Korea, Singapore, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong.  Developing economies include those in Africa, Central & South America, the Middle East and Asia.
Extras: (i) Conference Dinner Cruise: $34.00 (THB 1200); book early as spaces are limited.

Download Registration Information and Fee Structure [PDF]


Accommodation and Transportation Information

1. Bangkok has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every taste and budget and most is to be found on the web (accommodation is not covered by the registration fee). Local organizers have negotiated favourable rates from hotels they have used before in three budget categories: budget (around US $40.00) mid-range (US$ 70-100.00) or higher (US$ 100+).

Download Hotel Information – Rates and Reservations [PDF]

2. Map of the Venue (University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce): http://www.utcc.ac.th/index.php/en/aboutUs/ContactUTCC Further details of the building and rooms will be available closer to the conference on the conference website.

3. Travel, visas, insurance, climate, health requirements, etc. The Tourism authority of Thailand has a fair amount of information at www.tourismthailand.org, and there are many other websites that may be useful (surf to your hearts’ content!). However, since these aspects are your responsibility, please ensure you obtain and follow appropriate advice, WELL IN ADVANCE, for travel, visas, health and insurance from your national agencies, and from Thai embassies in your countries.

4. Organisers are also exploring possibilities of local guided tours (details will be posted as soon as they are available).

5. For other queries please email organizers at iclasplirod@gmail.com.   ***


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