Upcoming Conference 2017

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The 11th International Free Linguistics Conference, 2017, will be hosted in two locations:

The opening ceremony will be held on September 27 at Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Pre-conference workshops will be held on September 28 at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

The main conference (with parallel sessions) will be held September 29-30, 2017 at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Presentations and workshops at the Free Linguistics Conference range across various subjects in language studies, including (but not limited to) language education, ELT, 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 sessions info:

Devo Devrim, University of New England, Australia [Devo has had to withdraw due to unforeseeable reasons; we hope to see him at another FLC conference soon]

Maggie Hawkins, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America

M A Olateju , Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Stefanie Pillai, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Kyeyune Robinah, Makerere University, Uganda

John Franklin Wiredu, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana


Important dates

Abstract Submission Opens: January 2017

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 1 May 2017

Notifications of Acceptance: 1 June 2017

Conference Registration Opens: June 2017

Registration for the Pre-Conference Workshop: 30 July 2017

Conference Registration Closes:10 September 2017

Conference Opening Ceremony: 27 September 2017 (Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria)

Workshops: 28 September 2017 (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)

Conference: 29 – 30 September 2017 (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)


Highlights of FLC 2017

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

For more information, please e-mail Dr. Joseph Osoba.



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