The by-laws of the LSP spelled out the organization's objectives:

  • to strive for the advancement of the scientific study of language, including basic research, particularly on language in the Philippine context;
  • to disseminate the results of original scientific studies undertaken and to communicate with organizations within and outside the Philippines that are also engaged in such pursuit;
  • to conduct training programs on language and language related topics both at pre-service and in-service levels locally and nationally;
  • To hold conferences at the local, regional, national, and institutional levels in matters relating to linguistics, language education and the like; and
  • to encourage the participation of members of the society at local, regional, national, and international seminars/workshops/meetings/conferences on linguistics, language, and language education to broaden their insights and promote their professional growth.