The Association holds an annual conference, which alternates between a Francophone country and the UK. If you would be interested in organizing and hosting a future conference, please contact AFLS President Martin Howard.

2022 Annual Conference

18-20 July 2022

University of Exeter

‘Le français au contact des cultures’

The annual conference of the Association of French Language Studies (AFLS) will be held at the University of Exeter, UK, from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 July 2022. To see the call for papers and for further information, please visit the 2022 conference website.

Previous conferences

2021: Online conference

Theme: “Le français aujourd’hui, entre discours et usages”


2019: University of Bristol

Theme: “Le français d’ici, de là, de là-bas”


2018: Université Jean Jaurès, Toulouse

Theme: “Focus on French language usage and users”


2017: Glendon College, York University, Toronto

Theme: “French Across Geographical, Social, and Historical Spaces”


2016: Queen’s University Belfast

Theme: “French as a shared language / Le français partagé”
Details: AFLS 2016
Organising committee: Janice Carruthers, Anna Tristram et Daniel McAuley (Queen’s University Belfast)

2015: Université de Caen

Date: 17-19 June 2015
Theme: “La linguistique du français vernaculaire : analyses synchroniques, perspectives diachroniques et applications didactiques”.

2014: University of Kent

Date: 25-27 June 2014
Thème: ‘Que le français se nomme diversité…’
Details: here

2013: Université Perpignan

Date: 25-27 June 2013
Theme: “Langue française mise en relief”.

2012 University of Newcastle

Date: 01-03 June 2012
Theme:”le français à travers le temps: acquisition, changement, variation”

2011 Université de Nancy 2, France

Date: 8-10 September 2011
Theme: “Regards nouveaux sur les liens entre théories, méthodes et données en linguistique française”

2010 University of Cambridge, UK

Date: 1-3 September 2010
Theme: “Le français: langue une, langue plurielle”

2009 Université de Neuchâtel, Suisse

Date: 3-5 September 2009
Theme: “Langue française en contextes”

2008 University of Oxford, UK

Date: 3-5 septembre 2008
Theme: Les voix du français: usages et représentations

2007 Université du Littoral, Boulogne

Date: 3-5 September 2007
Theme: “Le français sous tous ses aspects”

2006 University of West of England, Bristol

Date: 5-7 September 2006
Theme: “Variations, variétés”

2005 Université de Savoie

Date: 2-4 September 2005
Theme: “Traduction en diachronie et synchronie”

2004 Aston University, Birmingham

Date: 3-5 September 2004
Theme: “Si le français m’était conté…”

2003 Université de Tours

Date: 25 – 27 September 2003
Theme: “Le français aujourd’hui: problèmes et méthodes”

2002 University of St Andrew’s

Date: 30 August – 1 September 2002
Theme: “Le français d’hier, d’aujourd’hui et de demain”

2001 U.C.L. Louvain-la-Neuve

Date: 31 August – 2 September 2000

2000 Laval University

Carol Saunders (Organizer), University of Surrey
Assisted by:
Aidan Coveney (Exeter)
Florence Myles (Newcastle/Southampton)
Jocelyne Bisaillon (Quebec Organiser)

1999 University of Wales, Swansea

Dr Dulcie Engel
French Department
University of Wales, Swansea
Swansea, SA2 8PP, U.K.

1998 University of East Anglia

Dr Marie-Madeleine Kenning
School of Modern Languages and European Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.

1997 Université de Montpellier

Theme: “Description du français: discours, corpus, analyses, application”