Prof. Panchanan Mohanty, Dean, School of Humanities at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been elected to the post of President of Linguistic Society of India. Prof. Mohanty will hold charge for three years from 2018-20.
Prof. Mohanty who is a faculty in the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies is carrying out research in the areas of Language Teaching & Testing, Psycholinguistics, Phonology, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, Computational Linguistics, Quantitative Linguistics, Translation Studies, and Language Endangerment Studies.
The Linguistic Society of India (LSI) now based in Pune, was founded in 1928 at the fifth Oriental Conference in Lahore and its publication began in 1931. The objective of the Linguistic Society of India is the advancement of Indian Linguistics and scientific study of Indian languages. The Society was registered in 1954 under Act XXI of 1960 in Calcutta and in 1966 under Bombay Public Trust Act (Act Bom. XXIX of 1950).