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 Call for Papers [PDF]


Venue address:

University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
126 Vibhavadee Rangsit Road
Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400

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

Registration will be online, on this page (available by 30 January 2016).  Register by 10th May, 2016 for best conference fee rates.

Registration fee includes refreshments during welcome reception, breaks and lunches, but not travel, accommodation, conference dinner cruise and other extras such as tours (see www.ialsp.org/conferences for further details).  No fee refund after 1st June, 2016, alas.


Registration BY 10th May, 2016

Developed Economy participant*

IALSP member
Standard: US$ 185 (THB 6600)
Student: US$ 95 (THB 3400)

Non-IALSP member
Standard: US$ 255 (THB 9000)
Student: US$ 130 (THB 4600)

Developing/In Transition Economy participant*

IALSP member
Standard: US$ 75 (THB 2600)
Student: US$ 35 (THB 1250)

Non-IALSP member
Standard: US$ 95 (THB 3400)
Student: US$ 45 (THB 1600)

Registration AFTER 10th May, 2016

Developed Economy participant*

IALSP member
Standard: US$ 225 (THB 8000)
Student: US$ 115 (THB 4000)

Non-IALSP member
Standard: US$ 295 (THB 10500)
Student: US$ 150 (THB 5500)

Developing/In Transition Economy participant*

IALSP member

Standard: US$ 95 (THB 3400)
Student: US$ 45 (THB 1600)

Non-IALSP member
Standard: US$ 115 (THB 4000)
Student: US$ 55 (THB 1900)

*see www.un.org for detailed classification.  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.

**inclusive of 2 yr IALSP membership (see www.ialsp.org)

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 are currently trying to negotiate 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+). Details will be available by 1st December, 2015.

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