The purpose of the Formulaic Language Research Network (FLaRN) is to co-ordinate research work in the field of formulaic language, to share ideas and resources, and to create a sense of community between researchers who are not necessarily in geographical proximity.
The network is a tool for keeping a group of like-minded people from around the world in touch with each other, and has been the focal point for three postgraduate conferences in Cardiff 2004, Twickenham 2006 and Nottingham 2008, and three full conferences for researchers at all stages of the academic life cycle in Paderborn, Germany (2010), in Tilburg, Netherlands (2012) and Swansea, UK (2014).
Topics associated with formulaic language such as idioms, chunks, phrases, recurrent strings from any theoretical framework and any area of linguistics (e.g. corpus research, L1 acquisition, L2 acquisition/learning/teaching, language disorders, etc) are included in the FLaRN conference programmes.
We have set up a new FLaRN mailing list. If you would like to join the mailing list, please send an email and brief bio-note explaining your interest in FLaRN to Geraint Paul Rees at g.rees AT surrey.ac.uk. Please also specify if you would like to receive the mailing list in digest form.