Ilma Centre for Linguistics (ICL)

Lead with Linguistic Excellence


Introduction

Linguistic command and development in each and every aspect for full functionality has become the demand of the multicultural society today. Communication and interaction with diverse segments around the globe 🌍 have resulted in the need to transcend the language barriers.

In the wake of technological revolutions, the ability to convey data and information with optimum output has led to the rapid increase in learning languages. Language acquisition has become a crucial component to measure success professionally in parallel to the core qualifications.

Being multi lingual is now considered to be a valuable trait to unlock opportunities for progress. Language competency is viewed as an entry point in all work arenas. Proficiency, purposeful presentation and public interaction are marked high in the chart of career progression.

World as known today has rapidly transformed into a global village with easy access through technology, modes of transportation and medium of communication. Impossible ventures have now become possible, miles have melted away, geographical barriers have been transcended and time has shrunk.

Hence, with a common time and space the communicative competencies have become priorities. The linguistic abilities and interpersonal skills have taken precedence. Knowledge and skills are intertwined and academic ingenuity can only be attained through mastery in both.

With international collaborative ventures and global investment, the development of the progressive nations rests on comprehension, critical thinking and convincing capabilities to move towards forums of mutual consent as well as comprehension. This can only be accomplished with compelling communicative competency.

About the Centre

Thus, with an acute foresight of the future trends Ilma University established Ilma Centre for Linguistics (ICL). The fundamental rationale behind this was to equip the students with the in demand language skills to attain equal opportunities professionally and enhance the efficiency levels.

This was certainly a constructive step taken to meet the needs of the era. Ilma University completely understood the challenges faced and engaged in capacity building of its students in developing confidence and communicative prowess. This was truly the right way forward.

ICL envisions to impart knowledge and develop linguistic abilities in multiple languages. The target are those languages that are on the radar of communication specifically English, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish to name a few prominent ones.

With the influx of Chinese in our country for economic purpose, Chinese language has witnessed a boom. Now, teaching and learning of Chinese has become significant for forging partnerships, trade, travel and business development.

Similarly, English proficiency rules supreme for effective functionality in academic, economic and social contexts. Being the official language, it has placed it in a league of its own and is a key performance indicator in organisations. So, its acquisition is considered to be an essential life skill which leads to successful outcomes in all aspects. Now, international education, immigration, travel and global entrepreneurial ventures are within reach. So, sky is certainly not the limit!

This progressive centre also equips the students with all priority languages for ultimate progress.

Aims

Ilma Centre for Linguistics aims:

  • To provide a structured study of languages
  • To develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • To improve the communicative ability
  • To enhance the linguistic competency in the target language(s)
  • To provide a platform to showcase the linguistic prowess in a larger context
  • To groom the personality through placement in a variety of communicative scenarios
  • To apply the training in many diverse areas, including language pedagogy, speech pathology, speech synthesis, natural language interfaces, search engines, machine translation, forensics, naming, and all forms of writing, editing, and publishing
  • The Study of Linguistics

    Linguistics is broadly termed as the study of language and its structure, including the study of grammar, syntax, and phonetics. Specific branches of linguistics include sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, comparative linguistics, and structural linguistics.

    Branches of Linguistics

    Sociolinguistics Sociolinguistics is the descriptive study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and society's effect on language. It differs from sociology of language, which focuses on the effect of language on society.

    Dialectology The branch of linguistics concerned with the study of dialects.

    Psycholinguistics The study of the relationships between linguistic behaviour and psychological processes, including the process of language acquisition.

    Computational linguistics The branch of linguistics in which the techniques of computer science are applied to the analysis and synthesis of language and speech.

    Comparative linguistics The study of similarities and differences between languages, in particular the comparison of related languages with a view to reconstructing forms in their lost parent languages.

    Structural linguistics The branch of linguistics that deals with language as a system of interrelated structures emphasizing the accurate identification of syntactic and lexical form as opposed to meaning and historical development.

    Levels of Linguistics

    Phonetics Phonetics studies the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the equivalent aspects of sign. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs: their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception, and neurophysiological status.

    Phonology Phonology deals with systems of sounds (including or excluding phonetics), within a language or between different languages.

    Morphology Morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language. It analyzes the structure of words and parts of words, such as stems, root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

    Syntax Syntax is the set of rules, principles, and processes that govern the structure of sentences (sentence structure) in a given language, usually including word order. The term syntax is also used to refer to the study of such principles and processes.

    Semantics The level of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. The two main areas are logical semantics, concerned with matters such as sense and reference and presupposition and implication, and lexical semantics, concerned with the analysis of word meanings and relations between them.

    OFFERS Ilma Centre for Linguistics offers a wide range of courses based on this vocational knowledge base with firm foundations in research and exploration of languages from multiple perspectives. The latest methodologies are taken into consideration in parallelism with the creation of global influences.

    Career With Linguistics

    Ilma Centre for Linguistics covers all these aspects of language acquisition for complete and comprehensive knowledge with its application.

    Students acquire valuable intellectual skills, such as analytical reasoning, critical thinking, argumentation, and clarity of expression. This means making insightful observations, formulating clear, testable hypotheses, generating predictions, making arguments and drawing conclusions, and communicating findings to a wider community.

    Centrality of language has made it an integral part of all professions. Linguistic graduates are well equipped to embark on careers with expertise in usage of language to excel in the work related goals.

    Communication and correspondence are central to all professions especially in technology centred settings. Linguistic excellence opens up vast vistas of working in management, marketing, media related fields and many others. Inshort, application of these functional skills in multidimensional settings leads to a high graph of success in all socio-economic sectors.

    'Linguistic ingenuity is integral to interact with influence and create an impression'