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Conference Information

Full Title: Association for French Language Studies

Short Title: AFLS
Location: Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Start Date: 25-Jun-2014 - 27-Jun-2014
Contact: David Hornsby
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://afls.net
Meeting Description: AFLS 2014 University of Kent
‘Que le français se nomme diversité...’
Wednesday 25 June - Friday 27 June 2014
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK

The annual conference of the Association for French Language Studies (AFLS) will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 June 2014.

AFLS was founded in 1981 to encourage and promote language teaching activities and research in French Language and Linguistics as areas worthy of consideration in their own right. The Association acts as a forum for scholarly discussion and for the exchange of information among those interested and engaged in teaching French in Higher Education.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Françoise Gadet (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Mari Jones (Cambridge)
Ros Mitchell (Southampton)

Conference Organisers:

David Hornsby (D.C.Hornsby@kent.ac.uk)
Jonathan Kasstan (J.Kasstan@kent.ac.uk)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language: French
LL Issue: 25.289

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