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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 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 bienniel conference arrangment 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 wil be extended. However, given the strict timelines for our Chinese colleagues we are going to have two deadlines for CfP. The first will be 1 May for those in Mainland China and we will provide feedback and acceptance by mid May. The second will be 1 June for others and we will provide feedback and acceptance by end June.

More details will follow shortly. The new date for ICLASP17: 2020 is 9 to 12 December. Please contact us via email to iclasp17@polyu.edu.hk if you have any questions.

Warm wishes for the organising party at PolyU.

Best
Bernadette Watson
Committee Chair, ICLASP17


The 17th International Conference for Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP17) will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong between 9 and 12 December, 2020. The conference brings together scholars who engage in sociopsychological research and analysis concerning the role of language in society. It will host a number of panels across diverse areas including, but not limited to, health, culture, and current political issues. Discipline diversity is the hallmark of ICLASP and includes anthropology, sociology, communication, applied linguistics as well as social psychology.

Conference Update

[17 February 2020] ICLASP17 postpones to 9 - 12 December 2020 (more)

[31 January 2020] Possibility of virtual attendance and virtual presentations due to the Novel Coronavirus... (more)

[2 January 2020] Call for Papers deadline changed to 17 February at close of business USA time... (more)