The Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) advances the scientific study of language. We play a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.
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.