Bidisha Som 

Bidisha Som 

Associate Professor 
Education: PhD
Linguistics
bidisha@iitg.ac.in
+91 361 2582568
Room No: 205
Personal Website

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

Journal Publications


1. Deepshikha Das & Bidisha Som, "Childhood Bilingualism and Category Formation: Case of Gender", International Languages and Knowledge Book Series., Universiti Malayasia Perlis, vol.2, Issue no.1, pp.0-0, ISBN.978-967-0922-58-4 [2019]

2. Das, Deepshikha & Bidisha Som, "Language learning, cognitive theory and multilingualism: A proposal for India.", Lokratna, Folklore Foundation of Odisha, vol.XIII, Issue no.1, pp.0-0, ISBN.2347-6427 [2019]

3. Som, B, "Structure of Bodo motion verb: Salience of PATH component", IJDL, Dravidian Linguistics Association, vol.48, Issue no.2, pp.118-136, ISBN.0378-2484 [2019]

4. Som, B, Kalita, R & Mishra, R K., "CULTURE CUES FACILITATE OBJECT NAMING IN BOTH NATIVE AND SECOND LANGUAGE: EVIDENCE FROM BODO-ASSAMESE BILINGUALS.", Journal of Cultural cognitive Science, Springer Nature, vol.2, Issue no.1, pp.45-57, ISBN.2520-1018 [2018]

5. Kaur, S & Som, B., "Priming effects across Bodo-Assamese Bilinguals: The effect of age of acquisition and level of proficiency", International Journal of Mind Brain and Cognition, vol.4, Issue no.01-Feb, pp.87-112 [2013]

6. Som, B., "Towards a Cognitive Linguistic Understanding of Folk Narratives", Lokaratna, vol.4, Issue no.NA, pp.54-63 [2011]

7. Som, B., "Language, Categorization and Cognitive Structures: The Case of Great Andamanese", International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, ISDL, vol.40, Issue no.1, pp.175-190 [2011]

8. Som, B , "Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics special issue on Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics and Language Cognition", Conceptual Structure vs. Lexical structure: The case of Great Andamanese, vol.33, Issue no.2, pp.119-127 [2007]

9. Abbi, A, Som, B & Das, A., "Where have all the Speakers gone? A Sociolinguistic Sketch of the Great Andamanese", Indian Linguistics, vol.68, Issue no.03-Apr, pp.325-343 [2007]

Conference Proceedings


1. Vasundhara Srivastava and Bidisha Som, "Is there a Midway Always? : SPR evidence for the absence of partial selective access in Hindi-English bilinguals", Proceedings of the International Symposium of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS-2019), Institute of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Chania 73100, Greece, vol.NA, Issue no.NA, pp.130-135, ISBN.ISBN 978 - 618 - 823 [2019]

Book Chapter


1. Som, B, "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 , vol.NA ISBN.1527507661, pp.17-44, [2018]

2. Kaur, S & Som, B., "Context Effects in Bilingual Language Processing" , Psycholinguistics and Cognition in Language Processing , IGI Global , vol.NA ISBN.9.78E+12, pp.140-168, [2018]

3. Som, B & Mishra, R., "Teaching a second language or Foreign language in the North East: Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Issues" , Awadesh K. Mishra and Kandarpa Das (Eds): Issues in teaching-learning second and foreign languages (with special reference to North East India) , Lakshi Publishers.Delhi , vol.NA ISBN.ISBN 978-81-906622-5, pp.52-71, [2011]

1

A typological map of the language-cognition interface in the domain of conceptual metaphor
Funding Agency : DST
Principal Investigator: Bidisha Som
Co-investigator: none
Duration/Starting Year: 12-12-2013 to 31-03-2017
Status: Completed

2

An ethnolinguistic account of sensory perception among the Bodos in North East India.
Funding Agency : ICSSR-NWO
Principal Investigator: Bidisha Som
Co-investigator: Prof. Asifa Majid, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Duration/Starting Year: 2013-00-00 to 2014-00-00
Status: Completed

3

Scheme for the Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages: sherdukpen
Funding Agency : CIIL
Principal Investigator: Bidisha Som
Co-investigator: None
Duration/Starting Year: 2013-00-00 to 2014-00-00
Status: Completed

4

The cognitive schemas and motion verbs: A comparative study of two North-Eastern languages of India
Funding Agency : IITG
Principal Investigator: Bidisha Som
Co-investigator: None
Duration/Starting Year: 2008-00-00 to 2010-00-00
Status: Completed

Sl.No Name Year Dissertation Title
1 Deepak Basumatary 2013 A Sociolinguistic profile of the Bodo Community of Karbi Anglong, Assam
2 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

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Awards and Achievements


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Patents


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Attended


Title: Conceptual Categories in Second Language: case of Gender

Name of Conference: third Annual Meeting of the Society for Cognitive Scvience of Culture

BITS Pilani, Goa Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 7, 2020 International
Title: Is Adaptive Sontrol aided by Diversoty?

Name of Conference: third Annual Meeting of the Society for Cognitive Scvience of Culture

BITS Pilani, Goa Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 7, 2020 International
Title: Is there a Midway always?: Eye tracking evidence for the absence of partial selective access in Hindi-English bilinguals

Name of Conference: Capturing and Quantifying Individual Differences in Bilingualism

Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 3, 2019 International
Title: Is there a Midway Always? : SPR evidence for the absence of partial selective access in Hindi-English bilingual

Name of Conference: ISMBS

Institute of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS-2019), , Chania, Crete, Greece Aug 27, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 International
Title: Stepping ahead or tracing back while language switching: Examining the switch-cost through self-paced reading in Hindi-English bilinguals

Name of Conference: 25th Architectures and Mechanism of Language Processing conference

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Centre for Language and Brain, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia Sep 5, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 International
Title: When differences are part of life, you don’t see them: Is adaptive control aided by diversity?

Name of Conference: 25th Architectures and Mechanism of Language Processing conference

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Centre for Language and Brain, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia Sep 5, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 International
Title: Switching when you want, is beneficial: Evidence from self-paced reading task

Name of Conference: Conference on Multilingualism

Leiden university, The Netherlands Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 3, 2019 International
Title: Bilngualism and/or complex social pragmatics makes salient cues irrelevant: findings from two indigenous bilingual groups

Name of Conference: conference on Multilingualism

Leiden University, The Netherlands Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 3, 2019 International
Title: Investigating the Role of Context on Bilingual Language Processing

Name of Conference: Conference on Multilingualism

Ghent University Belgium, Ghent University Belgium Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 International
Title: Effect of Context on Language Processing: Report from Studies on Two Bilingual Groups

Name of Conference: 40th International Conference of Linguistic Society of India

Central Institute of Indian Languages & Linguistic Society of India, Central Institute of Indian Languages Dec 5, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 International
Title: Does the Bilingual Context Matter? Report from Primed Translation Recognition Task on Rongmei-Meitei Bilinguals

Name of Conference: 5th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science

IIT Guwahati, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018 National
Title: Understanding figurative language: case of fictive motion in Bodo

Name of Conference: ICOLSI

North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India Nov 1, 2012 - Oct 3, 2012 International
Title: Relationship of motion event structure and processing of Fictive Motion in a bilingual population

Name of Conference: Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition. (SALC IV)

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland Jun 12, 2013 - Jun 14, 2013 International
Title: Metaphor in Language and Cognition

Name of Conference: National symposium on Advances in Language-Cognition Research

Centre for Neural and Cognitive Sciences. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad Oct 30, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013 National
Title: Perspectives on the changing status of human subjects in linguistics

Name of Conference: International Convention on Ethics in research on Human participants

JNU, New Delhi Sep 2, 2014 - Sep 4, 2014 International
Title: Bilingual picture naming: A study on illiterate bilingual population

Name of Conference: The Attentive Listener in the Visual World

CNCS, Hyderabad university, Hyderabad, India Nov 3, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014 International
Title: Effect of education/socioeconomic status on bilingual picture naming with culture cues

Name of Conference: AMLaP

University of Malta Valetta, Malta Sep 3, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015 International
Title: Is figurative language processing dependent on literal meaning?Evidence from sensory perception verb

Name of Conference: Language and Perception International Conference

NTNU, Trondheim, Norway Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016 International

Organised


Title: DST

Name of Conference: Annual Conference of Cognitive Science

Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018 No.of Partcipants: 125 National View
Title: IITG

Name of Conference: Lecture series in Cognitive Science

Aug 12, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018 No.of Partcipants: Conve National
Title: ICSSR

Name of Conference: HLS

Jun 8, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016 No.of Partcipants: Organ International
Title: CIIL

Name of Conference: ICOLSI

Nov 10, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016 No.of Partcipants: Organ International
Title: DST

Name of Conference: National Symposium on Cognitive Science

Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 17, 2017 No.of Partcipants: Conve National

Invited


Title: Investigating complexity in ‘the bilingual experience’ and its role in adaptive control

Name of Invited Lecture: Society for NeuroChemistry India (SNCI) 34th annual Meeting: symposium on Bilingualism and Cognition

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad Dec 11, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 National
Title: Neurodevelopmental disorder and language: some thoughts and pointers for future

Name of Invited Lecture: Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Society

O.P. Jindal University, Haryana May 2, 2022 - May 6, 2022 International
Title: NEP and Mother tongue education: some nuances

Name of Invited Lecture: Department Seminar Series special topic: NEP

Akal University Talwandi Saho, Chandigarh Mar 3, 2022 - Mar 3, 2022 National
Title: Nuances of lexical–semantic processing: an embodied perspective

Name of Invited Lecture: Current Trends in Lexical Semantics

Department of Linguistics University of Kerala, Kerala Feb 1, 2022 - Feb 3, 2022 National
Title: Linguistics as a Pillar of Cognitive Science

Name of Invited Lecture: Institute Seminar

NIT, Rourkela, Odisha Dec 18, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015 National
Title: Cognitive Neurolinguistics

Name of Invited Lecture: Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

BITS Pilani, Goa Mar 24, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020 National
Title: LInguistics Today: Langages and beyond

Name of Invited Lecture: Linguistics and Language Sciences: A Quantifuing Approach

Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, Rajasthan Feb 19, 2020 - Feb 19, 2020 National
Title: Towards an adaptive system of language acquisition

Name of Invited Lecture: A Dialogue between Generative and Cultural-Cognitive Approach to Language Acquisition and Pedagogy

CAS, ZHCES, JNU and NMRC, JNU, JNU, New Delhi Mar 29, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019 National