About LAN

The Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) was founded in 1980. The Association has over 500 members. It was formed primarily among other goals to:
  • provide a foundation for the study of Nigerian languages;
  • provide a forum for sharing ideas on the scholarly study of these languages and their literatures with a view to developing them;
  • initiate, encourage and support scholarly research in this field for scientific purposes and advice of the government;
  • establish and publish learned journals;
  • cooperate with other associations or bodies that have similar goals.
The Association regulates activities relating to the languages of Nigeria. It collaborates with other agencies of government and non-government to carry out series of development and advocacy campaigns in favour of Nigerian languages and cultures.

“Today’s language is yesterday’s perceptual experience.”
Max Louwerse

The Strategic Plan

The LAN’s Strategic Plan outlines our mission, values, goals, and objectives. The continuing programs of the LAN are focused in the following areas:.