ICLASP18 Kicks Off in Tallinn

The 18th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (#ICLASP18) commenced today at Tallinn University, bringing together 118 scholars and practitioners from around the globe to discuss the intersection of language and social psychology. The event runs from June 12 to 16, 2024, and promises a packed schedule of insightful presentations and networking opportunities.


The opening day began with the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP) Executive Meeting. The official conference opening took place at 16:00 in the Mare Building, Room M-218. Professor Katrin Niglas, Vice Rector for Research at Tallinn University, welcomed attendees. She was joined by Professor Jessica Gasiorek, President of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP) and faculty member at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, and Dr. Anastassia Zabrodskaja, Conference Chair and Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, and Arts School.

Following the opening remarks, the first keynote address was delivered by Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, Dr. Anna Verschik from Tallinn University. Her presentation, titled "Research on Family Language Policy in the Baltic Countries: State of the Art," provided an in-depth look at the current trends and findings in this critical area of study.


The day's events concluded with an opening reception in the Mare Atrium on the third floor of the Mare Building, where attendees enjoyed light refreshments and the opportunity to network with their peers.

The conference will continue over the next three days, featuring a variety of sessions that explore the dynamic relationship between language and social psychology. Attendees can look forward to a diverse array of presentations, panels, and discussions designed to foster collaboration and innovation in the field.

For more information and to stay updated on conference activities, visit the official conference website at https://www.tlu.ee/en/bfm/iclasp18.

The text is authored by Dr Anastassia Zabrodskaja, who is a Professor of Intercultural Communication, the Head of the Communication Management master’s programme at Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media and Arts School, and the Executive Director of the European Masters in Intercultural Communication (EMICC) teaching and research network.