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: 17 – 20 June 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!

Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rat) falls early this year and is at the end of January. To honor our Hong Kong hosts and their traditions, we have decided to extend the deadline for the call for papers. The new deadline is 17 February 2020 at close of business USA time.

Conference Website:

**Note: The organizing committee for the 17th International Conference for Language and Social Psychology in Hong Kong has decided that the venue will not alter despite the recent events in Hong Kong reported worldwide. The media have portrayed Hong Kong as unsafe when in reality it is still a safe environment away from demonstrations. The organizing committee is being guided by government travel advice from countries around the world.  The alert level currently does not suggest that ICLASP 17 should be changed.**

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