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

Hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Date: 9 – 12 December 2020

The next ICLASP conference is scheduled to be in Hong Kong, hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The conference will feature distinguished, high profile keynote speakers including Professor Martha Augoustinos (The University of Adelaide,) Professor Michael Bond (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Professor Mohan Dutta (Massey University) and Professor Sik Hung NG (Visiting Professor, Ethno-Cultural Psychology Research Centre, Renmin University of China).

The conference website, including the Call for Papers, is now live!

Given the strict timelines for our Chinese colleagues we are going to have two deadlines for the CFP. The first will be 1 April for those in Mainland China and we will provide feedback and acceptance by end April. The second will be 1 June for others and we will provide feedback and acceptance by end June.

Conference Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/engl/event/ICLASP17

**Note from Bernadette Watson, Conference Committee Chair, ICLASP17:

Dear Colleagues

The IALSP Executive and PolyU have been discussing the best way forward with ICLASP17:2020 given the virus outbreak. As you will know from previous announcements we debated a mix of virtual and face-to-face or just virtual for June. The idea of virtual only was appealing except it took away a key reason for ICLASP – meeting like minded colleagues and introducing our graduate and postgraduate students to our association.

We have now decided to postpone the conference until December 2020. This is a good compromise as it keeps our biennial conference arrangement and allows time for people to consider coming to Hong Kong at a time of year that is extremely pleasant temperature wise.

This means that the CFP will be extended. As described above, given the strict timelines for our Chinese colleagues we are going to have two deadlines for CFP. The first will be 1 April for those in Mainland China and we will provide feedback and acceptance by end April. The second will be 1 June for others and we will provide feedback and acceptance by end June.

More details will follow shortly.

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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

SCHOLARLY WORKS RESULTING FROM ICLASP