The 12th International Free Linguistics Conference was held on July 10-11, 2018 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pre-conference workshops were held on July  9, 2018.

FLC2018@KL was organised in partnership with the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya (UM) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UM.


Click here to read the Straits Times reporting of FLC 2018.

Download the FLC 2018 Conference Program.

FLC Language Travels was first featured at FLC 2018  (Melaka; July 6 – 8).


Focus Speakers:

Elaine Espindola, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil: Interdisciplinary dimensions: Systemic functional linguistics and translation competences 

Gerry Docherty, Griffith University, Australia: Exploring the social-indexical properties of speech: progress and prospects

Azirah Hashim, University of Malaya, Malaysia: Applied Linguistics and the Sustainable Development Goals

Ahmar Mahboob, University of Sydney, Australia Space-time, Language, Society and Pedagogy (Third Edition)

Willy A Renandya, National Institute of Education, Singapore: Can Reading Enhance L2 Proficiency?

Kofi Yakpo, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong: The English Creoles of Africa and the Americas: contact, differentiation, expansion


Information about the workshops is available here



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