Upcoming Conference 2018

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

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

New! FLC Language Travels – Melaka; July 6 – 8, 2018.


Presentations and workshops at the Free Linguistics Conference range across various subjects in language studies, including (but not limited to) language education (including but not limited to ESL), translation studies, applied linguistics and linguistics, breaking down borders between disciplines and sub-fields.

FLC Group’s mission is to provide an accessible forum for people working in the area of language sciences to come together and share their diverse perspectives, practices and research by avoiding staggering fees. There are absolutely NO FEES to register, attend or present at the Conference (note: workshops and additional services like certificates, conference dinner attract a nominal charge).


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


Important dates

Abstract Submission Opens: October 2017

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 January 2018 CLOSED!

Notifications of Acceptance: February 2018

Conference Registration Opens: February 2018

Conference and workshop registration closes: 31 May 2018  CLOSED!

Workshops will be held on July 2018 at the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The conference will take place on 10-11 July at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.


Highlights of FLC 2017

– As always, no conference registration fees
– Highly reputed focus speakers and distinguished scholars
– Selected full-length papers to be published in a peer reviewed journal

For more information, e-mail us at flc2018@um.edu.my


Getting to Kuala Lumpur

You can fly in via one of three airports:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) – for budget airlines
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (or Subang Skypark) – mainly domestic flights

For more travel and general information about Kuala Lumpur see http://www.visitkl.gov.my/

To check if you need a visa to enter Malaysia, please visit http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/#


University of Malaya

For information about the University of Malaya, visit https://www.um.edu.my/

Learn more about the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics at http://fll.um.edu.my/

Get the campus map from https://www.um.edu.my/about-um/contact-us/campus-map

The University of Malaya is accessible via LRT (Kelana Jaya line) – see https://www.myrapid.com.my/default.aspx



Check out these websites for hotels/serviced apartments or rooms near the University of Malaya:

https://www.booking.com or https://www.agoda.com or https://www.airbnb.com

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