In response to numerous requests, abstracts’ submission deadline has been extended to 31st January 2018.

The 2018 edition theme is : Focus on French language usage and users. See the call for papers fro more details.


Focus on French language usage and users

Call for papers

The annual conference of the Association For French Language Studies AFLS2018 will be hosted by the URI Octogone-Lordat (EA 4156) at the University of Toulouse from the 27th to the 29th of June 2018.

The theme of the 2018 AFLS Conference,  Focus on French language usage and users, has as its aim the exploration of research that brings new insights into the usage of French by different users, addressing in particular the following questions:

  • How can we describe and theorise French L1 or L2 use?
  • What are the advances in the research on French speakers and users of French?
  • What are the challenges for L2 French teachers today, especially in a context where French learners’ profiles and needs are more and more heterogeneous?
  • What challenges for the L2 French learner?
  • What roles does the French language now play in the French-speaking parts of the world?

AFLS2018 particularly welcomes research based on an empirical approach and research considering usage as an important factor for language construction. Hence, the treatment and visualisation of authentic language data for linguistic analyses will also be important topics to be addressed in the presentations.

In addition to the topics presented above, AFLS2018 also welcomes abstracts focusing on the issues that are promoted by the association AFLS (linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language training and didactics).


Prof. Rod Ellis (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)

Prof. Jonas Granfeldt (Lund University, Suède)

Dr Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University, Birmingham, Royaume-Uni)

Prof. Isabelle Racine (Université de Genève, Suisse)