The DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS in the University of Kerala is the only one of its kind in the Kerala State. Established in 1963, it is charged with the responsilbility of promoting research at an advanced level into all aspects of linguisticsin general and of the malayalam language in particular.The output of the department in terms of the academic qualifications, distinctions and publications of the faculty,quality and number of theses(at the Ph.D,M.Phil and M.A levels), produced, research projects taken up and successfully completed, courses run, infrastructure of laboratory and library facilities available, programmes undertaken for faculty improvement and spread of the discipline have won due recognition in academic circles.
The Reference-cum-lending Library is automated and update with latest books for high beamed research and learning to the scholars. The department library has a reasonably good collection of books and back volumes of various research journals published from India and abroad. The total number of books in the library is well over 9500.The library has 600 M.A dissertations , 400 term papers 120 M.Phil dissertations and 85 Ph.D theses dealing with different aspects of linguistic theory and its application prepared by the students of this department. The library is fully computerized and the library automation is worked systematically. Internet facilities are also available.