Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies (CALTS)Three Programmes
About the Centre
The CALTS has been established as a Research Centre in 1988, which has been offering Postgraduate teaching programme since 1990. The Centre specializes in Language Interface Studies with an emphasis on Language Teaching, Computational Linguistics, Language Typology, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Translation Studies, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography, Systemic Linguistics, Corpus Studies, Language Documentation, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Stylistics, Discourse Analysis and Translation Studies (involving different Classical and Modern Indian Languages such as Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bangla and Khasi), and Language Technology [for which a Special Assistance Programme has been sanctioned by UGC – Phase-I: 2002-2007, Phase-II: 2007-2012, DSA-I, 2015-2020]. Apart from being one of the advanced centres of teaching and research in Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies in the country, CALTS has also created a substantial computational facility for research and training in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Translation (MT). CALTS has faculty members specialized in the areas mentioned above. The Centre has undertaken major research projects like Indian Language to Indian Language Machine Translation (IL-ILMT), Shallow Parser Tools for Indian Languages (SPTIL) WordNet (Odia) and Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI) Phase II funded by DeiTY, Govt. of India. CALTS has been evaluated and rated by the Research Council of United Kingdom as Centre of Excellence in 2010 among 32 important institutions in the country.