This part of southern Punjab is rich in cultural heritage and has always enjoyed the patronage of scholars who contributed to the land by giving their due share. Envisioned in 1925 and established in 1974, the Islamia University of Pakistan stands as a symbol of rich educational heritage and grace of the region. The rapidly growing university which has been working for years for the educational and socio-economic betterment of the people of the region is going to reach another milestone by organizing the 2nd International Conference on Linguistics and literature on Dec 6-8, 2017 (ICOLL 2017) at its Baghdad-ul-jaded campus in Bahawalpur, a prominent city of the Southern Punjab. The objective of this three-day conference is to provide an educational platform or forum for interaction to national and international delegates, researchers, scholars and experts in the field of linguistics and language teaching. Through the oral and poster presentations and plenary speakers’ talks, the conference shall provide our academic staff, indigenous scholars and postgraduate students exposure to the latest research achievements made in the field. In addition, the event will provide an exciting opportunity to build academic relationships and explore possibilities and capabilities of research collaborations, long lasting cooperation on national and international levels. The papers presented at the conference shall be published in our journal of Linguistics and Literature. Presenters may present their papers on various areas of linguistics, literature and language teaching. . Our aim is to provide a platform to the budding researchers in the field of linguistics. The young researchers will get exposure to the foreign and local studies done in the field of linguistics. The students and the scholars will learn the application of theoretical knowledge in linguistics and ELT.