Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) 44th International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India

Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) 44th International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India.

24-26 November 2022

In Physical Mode

Important Dates

Abstract Submission01-March to 11-July-2022

Acceptance Notification: 30-July to 20-August-2022

Submission of Full paper: 05-October-2022

Registration (or Withdrawal, if any): 05-10 October 2022

Event Dates: 24-26 November 2022

The Linguistic Society of India (LSI) Annual Conference is the premier gathering of Indian linguistics academics, professionals, scholars, and students worldwide. In 1970, the society nationally began organising annual conferences until 2012, called the “All India Conference of Linguists.”

Later from 2013, it was started organising the “International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India” (ICoLSI). It is an unparalleled opportunity to share research, network, and socialise with academia, industry, and government.

The Annual Conference includes a few activities connected to scholarly development for linguists at all stages of their careers and contains many sessions and events of interest to young scholars and students, who make up one-third of attendees.

The LSI and host institutions always have worked together to keep the ICoLSIs affordable as far as possible. The present conference organiser at Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Odisha consistently negotiates with other nearby institutions for affordable accommodation.

The ICoLSI-44 registration fee, which allows complete access to all activities, are among the best bargains in the field. Additionally, we are looking forward offering some honoraria who present their research at the conference.

About the hosting University

The Centurion University is duly recognized as a pioneer in ‘Skill Integrated Higher Education”. Its unique model lays specific emphasis on creating sustainable livelihoods on a national scale in challenging geographies through education that results in employability and sparks entrepreneurship.

This model has been recognized by multiple Governments (Central and State), International Organizations such as UNESCO and the World Bank as well as Policy Think-tanks such as the Niti Ayog.

Recently, Centurion University’s School of Vocational Education and Training has been recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. It is the only University in India to be recognized as such.

Since its inception in 2005 and subsequent recognition as a university in 2010 through the Odisha Legislative Assembly act, Centurion has created a unique environment that ensures a tailored learning and employability path for youth in some of the poorest and underserved geographies in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

The university’s main campus is at Paralakhemundi, Gajapati District of Odisha. The university has been accredited to NAAC with A-grade. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral courses in various disciplines.

At present, the university has different campuses (located at Paralakhemundi, Bhubaneswar, Rayagada, Balangir, Chatrapur, and Balasore) and several social entrepreneurial outreach that, along with collaborating institutions and networks, form its ecosystem. Its motto in “Shaping lives and empowering communities” from its inception. For further information, see 🌎 https://cutm.ac.in

About LSI

The Linguistic Society of India was founded in 1928 at the fifth Oriental Conference in Lahore, Pakistan, and its journal publication began in 1931. This society is a body of academics working to promote Linguistics and Indian languages.

The society organises an annual conference attracting a wide range of participation from India and abroad to inculcate certain healthy practices and set productivity and scholarly quality standards. These events bring together generations of linguists.

The society has organised 43 editions, and this one is the 44th edition of ICOLSI. The Department of English, Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) would jointly organise the 44th edition, in Bhubaneswar campus (Jatni) and Linguistic Society of India with the support of Central Institute of Indian Languages (Government of India), Mysuru, beside a few other public and private agencies. For further information, see 🌍 http://lsi.org.in

Call for Papers

Submissions Guidelines

The Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India, will host the 44th International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICoLSI-44) from November 24 to 26, 2022, at its Bhubaneswar campus located in Jatni (Khurda Road) jointly with the Linguistic Society of India, Pune, and supported by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru. This will be the first time that the ICoLSI will take place in the state of Odisha.

Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations on original and unpublished research on any area of relevance to linguistics. There would also be two special sessions on Mother Tongues of Odisha, and Classical Odia language, Literature, Translation, History, Palaeontology, Culture & Heritage. The Conference is to be held only in physical participation. Click the link, to submit or upload an abstract.

🌍 https://bityl.co/icolsi44

Paper Topics: The major areas of interest can include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) Descriptive Linguistics

(b) Phonetics, Phonology & Morphology

(c) Syntax & Semantics

(d) Pragmatics & Stylistics

(e) Historical & Comparative Linguistics

(f) Language Contact & Change

(g) Language & Linguistic Typology

(h) Computational Linguistics, & NLP

(i) Sociolinguistics

(j) National Education Policy, and Language Policy & Planning

(k) Mother Tongue Education

(l) Language Teaching & Testing

(m) Linguistic Landscape, Socio-Semiotics & Media Studies

(n) Endangered Languages & lesser-known languages

(o) Language Revitalisation & Language Documentation

(p) AI, & Corpus Linguistics

(q) Translation Theory & Practice

(r) Cognitive & Psycho Linguistics

(s) Media Studies & Discourse Analysis

(t) Linguistic Ecology and Palaeontology

(u) Forensic Linguistics

(v) Linguistic Impropriety & Field Linguistics Ethics

(w) All Mother Tongues of Odisha

(x) Indian Classical Languages, Literature, Culture, Heritage & Epigraphy (with reference to Odia)

Please note that only one single-authored and/or co-authored paper(s) per participant will be permitted to encourage larger participation and a fair opportunity for all.

Abstract Guidelines

➡️ Submissions that fail to comply with any of the following guidelines will be automatically stand rejected.

➡️ Anonymize submissions by not including author name(s) in the Abstract or Filename.

➡️ Restrict submissions to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.

➡️ Submit abstracts in .docx/.doc format with the filename “Paper_Title.docx”.

➡️ Include the paper title and keywords (i.e., Track/Theme under session or title if applicable, linguistic subfield(s), language(s)/language family) within the Abstract.

➡️ Limit Abstract to one and half pages in length, including data and references (just select references are acceptable). Use one-inch margins and a font size no smaller than 11 points. Incorporate data into the main text of the Abstract, not on a separate page or Appendix page.

Special Sessions on Odia:

If you are submitting a paper to the Odia special session, please indicate so. Abstracts for these sessions can be written in Odia or English. For Abstracts in Odia, please use open-source Unicode or ‘Kalinga’ font while submitting your Abstracts/Papers. An English translation may also be provided for the same.

🌎 https://bityl.co/icolsi44

Best Student Paper Awards

(a) Prof. D. P. Pattanayak Award: For the best student paper in the conference in the area of Applied Linguistics.

(b) Prof. Bh. Krishnamurti Award: For the best student paper in the conference in the area other than Applied Linguistics.

* Please note that the interested students may send their full paper to the organisers on or before 5th October 2022.


Patron-in-Chief & Chairperson, ICOLSI-44Prof. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak Chancellor, CUTM, AP.
Honorary PatronsProf. Mukti Kanta Mishra, President, CUTMProf. D. N. Rao, Vice President, CUTMProf. Supriya Pattanayak, Vice Chancellor, CUTM
LSI Advisory CommitteeProf. G. Uma Maheswar Rao, President, LSIProf. Shobha Satyanath, Vice-President, LSIDr. Kakali Mukherjee, Working, Secretary, LSIDr. Sujata Bhujang, Office Secretary, LSIDr. Rahul Mhaiskar, Treasurer, LSIProf. Anvita Abbi, Trustee, LSIProf. Probal Dasgupta, KolkataProf. Joga Singh, PunjabProf. Uma Pappuswamy, CIIL, Mysuru
Local Advisory Committee Prof. Anita Patra, Registrar, CUTMProf. P. K. Mohanty, Dean, AcademicsProf. Basanta Kumar Panda, PD, CESCO, BhubaneswarProf. C. B. Pattanayak, Director, IKS
Organizing & ReceptionCommitteeProf. Pranja PaniDr. Ajit Kumar PradhanDr. Pradeep Kumar SahooMs. Taneeva DasMr. Opino Gamango
Treasurer, Transport & LogisticsDr. Ambika Sankar Mishra, Media StudiesMr. Opino Gamango
Contact UsEmail: <[email protected]>Organizing Secretary, ICoLSI-44Dr. Biswanandan DashLSI EC Member & Associate Professor of EnglishCall: +91.9437473350


Registration (or Withdrawal, if any): 05-10 October 2022; Participants, accompanists, and each paper reader must register by paying the full amount of the registration fee and accommodation charges, along with the full papers. Registration fee includes conference kit, book of abstracts, food, and refreshments. Note that the registration fee paid once is not refundable. The category of the fee is as follows:

1. Participants from SAARC countries (Excluding India): Rs. 5,000/- (Free Moderate Accommodation)

2. Participants from India: Rs. 3,000/- (Rs. 1,500/- extra for Moderate Accommodation)

3. Research Scholars/students* (non-fellowships) from India: Rs. 2,000/- (Free Dormitory Accommodation)

4. Local students & participants*: Rs. 500/-

5. All other countries: USD 150 (Hundred-fifty US dollars)

* Production of identity cards is a must.

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