About the Conference

Group photoFLaRN 2016 conference

Vilnius University, Lithuania

28-30 June 2016

The seventh FLaRN Conference took place on 28-30 June 2016 in Vilnius. It was organized by the Department of English Philology and the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University. The Conference developed out of the Formulaic Language Research Network (FLaRN ) whose purpose is to co-ordinate research in the field of formulaic language, to share ideas and resources, and to create a sense of community among researchers who are not necessarily in geographical proximity. The network was the focal point for postgraduate conferences in Cardiff 2004, Twickenham 2005 and Nottingham 2008 and three full conferences for researchers at all stages of their academic career in Paderborn (Germany) in 2010, Tilburg (Netherlands) in 2012 and Swansea (UK) in 2014. The 2016 FLaRN Conference in Vilnius was a full conference attended by 65 researchers from 17 countries.

To learn more about FLaRN, please visit its website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/research/networks/flarn/


Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University

Universiteto g. 5, LT-01513 Vilnius


Plenary speakers:

  • Dr Magali Paquot, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  • Professor Rūta Petrauskaitė, Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania)
  • Professor Alison Wray, University of Cardiff (UK)


FLaRN 2016 Organising Committee:

Jonė Grigaliūnienė

Rita Juknevičienė

Jurga Kasteckienė

Birutė Ryvitytė

Inesa Šeškauskienė

Laura Vilkaitė