■ Research Interests:
language processing, culture and cognition, social linguistics.

■ Publication:
  1. Das, Deepshikha & Bidisha Som. 2019. Language learning, cognitive theory and multilingualism: A proposal for India.. Lokratna. Folklore Foundation of Odisha
  2. Som, B . 2019. Structure of Bodo motion verb: Salience of PATH component. IJDL. Dravidian Linguistics Association
  3. Deepshikha Das & Bidisha Som. 2019. Childhood Bilingualism and Category Formation: Case of Gender. International Languages and Knowledge Book Series.. Universiti Malayasia Perlis
  4. Som, B, Kalita, R & Mishra, R K.. 2018. CULTURE CUES FACILITATE OBJECT NAMING IN BOTH NATIVE AND SECOND LANGUAGE: EVIDENCE FROM BODO-ASSAMESE BILINGUALS.. Journal of Cultural cognitive Science. Springer Nature
  5. Som, B. 2018. Language as a Part of a Human Cognitive Mechanism: The View from Cognitive Linguistics . Sudhir Mishra [ed]. Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. Cambridge Scholar Publishing

■ Conference Proceedings:
  1. Vasundhara Srivastava and Bidisha Som. 2019. Is there a Midway Always? : SPR evidence for the absence of partial selective access in Hindi-English bilinguals. n Proceedings of the International Symposium of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS-2019). Institute of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Chania 73100, Greece
■ Conference Attended:
SI No. Name of Conference Title of Talk Name of Organizer/Institution Place Date Type
1 Language and Perception International Conference Is figurative language processing dependent on literal meaning?Evidence from sensory perception verb NTNU Trondheim, Norway 13 Jun - 16 Jun 2016 International
2 AMLaP Effect of education/socioeconomic status on bilingual picture naming with culture cues University of Malta Valetta Malta 03 Sep - 05 Sep 2015 International
3 The Attentive Listener in the Visual World Bilingual picture naming: A study on illiterate bilingual population CNCS, Hyderabad university Hyderabad, India 03 Nov - 05 Nov 2014 International

■ Invited Lecture:
SI No. Name of Conference Title of Talk Name of Organizer/Institution Place Date Type
1 A Dialogue between Generative and Cultural-Cognitive Approach to Language Acquisition and Pedagogy Towards an adaptive system of language acquisition CAS, ZHCES, JNU and NMRC, JNU JNU, New Delhi 29 Mar 2019 National
2 Linguistics and Language Sciences: A Quantifuing Approach LInguistics Today: Langages and beyond Central University of Rajasthan Ajmer, Rajasthan 19 Feb 2020 National
3 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab Cognitive Neurolinguistics BITS Pilani Goa 24 Mar 2020 National
4 Institute Seminar Linguistics as a Pillar of Cognitive Science NIT, Rourkela Odisha 18 Dec 2015 National
■ Conference Organized:
SI No. Name of Conference Date Type
1 National Symposium on Cognitive Science 16 Mar - 17 Mar 2017 National
2 ICOLSI 10 Nov - 12 Nov 2016 International
3 HLS 08 Jun - 10 Jun 2016 International
4 Lecture series in Cognitive Science 12 Aug - 31 Mar 2018 National
5 Annual Conference of Cognitive Science 10 Oct - 12 Oct 2018 National
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■ Current Courses:
Course No Course Title Level
HS 120 Language, Culture and Cognition BTech
HS 737 Cognitive Linguistics: Theories and Methods PhD
HS 769 Research Methods in Linguistics PhD
■ Projects:
Duration Title Funding Agency
2013-2017 A typological map of the language-cognition interface in the domain of conceptual metaphor DST
2013-2014 An ethnolinguistic account of sensory perception among the Bodos in North East India. ICSSR-NWO
2013-2014 Scheme for the Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages: sherdukpen CIIL
2008-2010 The cognitive schemas and motion verbs: A comparative study of two North-Eastern languages of India IITG
■ PhD Students:
SI No. Student Name PhD Status Thesis Title
1 Bidisha Buragohain Dissertation

■ MA Development Studies Dissertation Supervised:
SI No. Student Name Year Dissertation Title
1 Sandeep Bera 2012 The process and the factors of language shift and maintenance: A Sociolinguistic Research in the Santali minority community in Durgapur region, West Bengal
2 Deepak Basumatary 2013 A Sociolinguistic profile of the Bodo Community of Karbi Anglong, Assam