The Linguistic Society of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University will hold the 4th LSP International Conference (LSPIC 2022) and the 21st ESEA (English in Southeast Asia) International Conference on March 10-12, 2022, in a wholly digital format. 

This year’s theme, “Multilingualism, Multimodality, and Multiliteracies: Trends, Challenges, and Prospects,” aims to provide information and updates on the trends and innovations concerning the multi-faceted nature of language teaching and learning, the complexity of language research, and the plurality of language.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another conference or journal. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Paper Presentations (15-20 minute pre-recorded) 
  • Poster Presentations in Digital Format (with 5-minute pre-recorded video)
  • 90-Minute Themed-Panel Presentations

Proposal Abstracts of no more than 260 words should address the theme of the joint conference and may specifically focus on any of the following topics:

A. Multilingualism, Multimodality, Multiliteracies

  1. Cyber Englishes and Linguistic Landscapes
  2. Englishes in the Multilingual Workplace
  3. Mother Tongue-Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE)
  4. Multiculturalism
  5. Multimodal Englishes
  6. Multimodal /Digital Teaching and Learning
  7. Reading, Writing, and Literacy

B. Perspectives and Advances in South East Asia English Studies

  1. Development, Variation, and Change
  2. English in New Asian Literatures
  3. Indigenous and Endangered Languages
  4. Language Attitude and Ideologies
  5. South East Asian Discourses and Cultures

C.    Hyphenated  and Interdisciplinary Fields in Linguistics

  1. Corpus Linguistics
  2. Digital Linguistics 
  3. Forensic Linguistics
  4. Psycholinguistics
  5. Sociolinguistics 
  6. Socio-pragmatics
  7. Stylistics

D.   Language Education and Language Research

  1. Corpus-Based Studies
  2. Covid-19 and Education
  3. Discourse Analysis
  4. Educational Technology and/ in Language Education
  5. Language Education and Teacher Development
  6. Language Planning and Policies
  7. New Perspectives on English Language Teacher Education
  8. Reconceptualizing Language Testing and Assessment
  9. Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
  10. Teaching English in the New Normal

Important Dates

December 15, 2021Abstract Submission Deadline for Paper and Poster Presentations
January 15, 2021Notice of Acceptance for Paper and Poster Presentations
January 15, 2021Abstract Submission Deadline for Themed-Panel Presentations
February 15, 2022Notice of Acceptance of Abstracts for Themed-Panel Presentations
February 18, 2022Confirming Presentations
January 15 – February 15, 2022Early Bird Registration
February 18 – 25, 2022Submission of Digital Posters and Presentation Recordings
March 10-12, 2022Conference Dates


  • Abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair: LSPIC 2022 and 21st ESEA: A Joint Conference  
  • Abstracts are reviewed anonymously.
  • We cordially expect ABSTRACT submissions, NOT Full Paper submissions.
  • For file uploads, the paper should include the following:
  • 260-Word Abstract (Labeled and set in bold font as Paper PresentationThemed-Panel Presentation, or Digital Poster Presentation)
  • EXAMPLE: Language and Culture of Filipinos (Paper Presentation)
  • Abstract (260 words)
  • Full Title of the Paper, Digital Poster, or Themed-Panel Presentation (up to 15 words)
  • Key words: 5 key words
  • Author/s Name/s, Affiliation (Name of School or Organization)
  • Author/s Bionote (not exceeding 150 words for each author)