Linguistics and Contemporary English
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Professor Dr. P. Madhavan

Education

BSc and MA [University of Calicut], PGDTE, MLitt
PhD [ Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad]

Contact Details

Telephone: 04027689423 (off)
Email: madhavan@efluniversity.ac.in

Biography

My first degree was in Physics with Mathematics and Chemistry as ancillary, in 1975. Thereafter I tried my hands at Engineering for a year, abandoned that and chose MA English. After completing MA, worked for six months in a nationalized bank, quit that to take up teaching.

Did through correspondence the PGCTE of CIEFL in 1981, then followed it up by doing DTE in residential mode. Took MLitt in Linguistics [1983] and PhD [1987/88], both from CIEFL.

Teaching

i) Taught English at Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, Kerala from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1986 to 1993.

ii) joined as Reader in Linguistics and Contemporary English, at CIEFL in 1993.

Research Interests

i) Syntax

ii) Semantics

No Research projects

Publications

a) International Papers in syntax, in volumes of collected papers [5]

b) supervised so far 18 M Phils and 21 Ph Ds, mostly in the area of syntax. Six students are now at various stages of their Ph D work.

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

i) GLOW in Asia Conference [Hyderabad 2007/8], Conference in Syntax [Nanzan 2006], Conference on Clefts [Berlin 2008], Linguistics Conference [Seoul 2010], among others.

Lectures and invited talks - plenty.

Other interests

Chess

Malayalam literature, Classical Sanskrit language and literature, Classical Indian theatre forms.

Professor Dr. Hemalatha Nagarajan

Education

MA in English [Madras University]
PGCTE, PGDTE, MLitt and PhD [ Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad]

Contact Details

Telephone: 91-40-27689459 (Office), 09885082500 (Mobile)
Email: hemalathanagarajan@yahoo.com ,hemalatha@efluniversity.ac.in

Biography

I did my post-graduation (MA in English) from Madras University followed by PGCTE, PGDTE, MLitt and PhD from CIEFL, Hyderabad. I was awarded the British Chevening scholarship for a Post-Doctoral research programme at University College, London in 1994. My PhD work was published as a book titled: A Theory of Post-Syntactic Phonology. My areas of interest in linguistics are phonology, syntax, neurolinguistics and language acquisition. Apart from research articles in these areas of interest, namely, linguistics, I have published books on grammar and general textbooks. I have worked as a resource person in a number of workshops and teacher training programmes and presented papers at conferences in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Germany, the United States of America, South Africa, Turkey and Shanghai. I hold the position of a full Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Contemporary English and Dean, School of Language Sciences, at the English and Foreign Languages University (formerly known as Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages), Hyderabad. Formerly, as Dean of International Relations, I have also been involved in setting up Centres for English Language Training in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Sri Lanka (as part of the Indo-ASEAN project) and establishing collaborations with several universities abroad. I was also the Chief Co-ordinator of the Andhra Pradesh Intermediate project (in the preparation of English textbooks for Intermediate students of Andhra Pradesh)

Teaching

Professor (Permanent)Department of Linguistics and Contemporary English The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad- 500605 A.P. India.

23 years at EFL-U (1991--till date) 6 months at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT (Madras) (July 2001-Dec 2001)

Research Interests

Syntax- phonology interface, Optimality Theory syntax and phonology, language acquisition with reference to syntactic rules and acquisition of prosodic structures, loanword phonology, focus phenomena across languages, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics with special reference to second language acquisition and learning and teaching of communicative grammar.

DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED/ SUPERVISING

Name of the candidate Degree Year Topic of the thesis
Madhumita Barbora M.Litt 1995 Grammatical function changing rules in Assamese and English.
Meraj Nuzhat M.Litt 1996 Causativity errors in children’s speech. A comparison of English and Urdu.
A Radhika M.Litt 1999 On the acquisition of functional categories by adults learning a second language.
C. Harini M.Litt 2000 Processing of complex English and Telugu words by aphasic patients.
L. Sreevidya M.Litt 2005 Phonological processing in Dyslexia: A study of syllable level processing by Tamil dyslexics.
Tonia Oliver O.E M.Litt 2005 Discourse features in Tamil and English specific language impairment.
NC. Kiranmayi M.Litt 2011 Code-Switching in Telugu and Arabic: A Minimalist account
Susheel Kumar M.Litt 2011 Telangana Language and Culture.
Swati Narsinghani M.Litt 2012 Auxiliary Inversion in Sindhi.
Anamita Guha M.Litt 2012 An OT account of Binding and Scrambling in Bangla.
Tanushree Sarkar M.Litt 2013 Loanwords in Bangla: An OT Account.
Sahragul Gurbanova M.Litt 2012 Loanwords in Turkmen: An OT Approach.
Waleed Osari PhD 2010 The Left Periphery in Yemeni Arabic and Standard Arabic: An OT account
Nagat Aklan PhD 2013 An OT Account of Acquisition of Prosodic phonology by Yemeni children
Mohammad Damom PhD 2013 Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Dialectal Prosody of Yemeni Arabic
Yusra Yahya PhD 2014 The Syntax-Phonology Interface in Yemeni Arabic
Y.Harini PhD Submitted in 2014 Processing of Light Verbs in Telugu by Broca’s Aphasics
Venkanna Ithagani PhD Ongoing Applying relevance Theory to a Study of Proverbs
Tanushree Sarkar PhD Ongoing Lexical Phonology of Bodo
Sapna Varghese PhD Ongoing The Acquisition of Case by Malayalam Speaking Children
Abdulgaleel Mohd. PhD Ongoing Relativization in Yemeni Arabic
Jasmine Maria George PhD Ongoing Acquisition of Focus by Malayalam speaking children
V. Madhupama PhD Ongoing Acquisition of light verbs by Telugu speaking children
Suma M PhD Ongoing Course work
Y.Satyaprakash PhD Ongoing Course work

Publications

Articles

1. A note on impersonal passives in Tamil: CIEFL Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 3 No. 1 July 1986 p 171-177. CIEFL, Hyderabad

2. External Sandhi Processes- the interaction of syntax and phonology: CIEFL Working Papers in Linguistics. Vol 4 No.1 January 1987 p136-167. CIEFL, Hyderabad

3. A grid based account of external sandhi in ‘Sound Patterns for the phonetician’ 1992. T.R. Publications, Madras.

4. Gemination of stops in Tamil: Implications for the Phonology- syntax interface in University College of London Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 7 1995. UCL. London.

5. A three-pronged conspiracy in language acquisition: An argument for a focus projection in child language in CIEFL Bulletin Vol 6:1 June 1994. CIEFL, Hyderabad

6. Morphological Causatives in children’s speech: Mono- or Biclausal? In Phases and Interfaces of Morphology 1996. Hyderabad.

7. ‘Grammar in rhyme’ in English Teaching Professional Issue 5 April 2003. Bangalore

8. On the ‘light pronouns’ of English in Issues in English Grammar Vol 1 eds V. Prakasam and K.V.Tirumalesh, 1997. Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.

9. The trochaic spectrum: Word stress in Angika, Hindi and Maithili in in CIEFL Occasional Papers in Linguistics Vol 11. 2005. Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.

10. I don’t think this is used in Indian English: A study of transferred negation in Indian English in CIEFL Occasional Papers in Linguistics Vol 12. 2006. Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.

11. ‘A Stratal OT Account of Reconstruction’ in Languaging Vol. 2. October 2010. The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.

12. Constraints through the ages: Loanwords in Bangla, The EFL Journal, 41-64, Volume 5, Number 1, January 2014, ISSN0976-660X

13. To use or to avoid: Acquisition of Light verbs by L2 learners; Proceedings of the Conference ‘What’s Happening in the ELT Classroom’, 4th Black Sea International ELT Conference held at the School of Foreign Languages, Abbet Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey, 10-11 October 2013

14. To use or not to use is the question: Free variation in Grammar; Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on English Grammar (ICEG-2014) organized by Department of English, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, 23-25 January 20

15. (To be published): Loanword Adaptation and Second Language Acquisition: Convergence and Divergence; Proceedings of the Workshop on ‘Universal or Diverse Paths to English Phonology’ held at Munster University, Germany, 19-21 September 2012

Books

1. A Theory of Post- Syntactic Phonology. 1994. T.R. Publications. Madras.

2. An Interactive Grammar of Modern English. 1999 (coauthored). Frank Bros. New Delhi.

3. Grow with Grammar – (A series of eight books for young learners of English.). 2001. Frank Bros. New Delhi.

4. Foundations in English: Workbooks .2004 Pearson Publications, Singapore.

5. Learn Correct English: A book of Grammar, Composition and Usage. 2005 Pearson Publications, Singapore.

6. ‘Funtastic’ Grammar (series editor): a series of six grammar textbooks. 2007. Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press, Hyderabad

7. Internet I and Internet II: Textbooks for the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh. (Chief Coordinator and Materials Developer)

8. Editor, Occasional Papers in Linguistics, Volume 14-16, 2011

Awards and Memberships

Awarded the Nehru Centenary British Fellowship(British Chevening Scholarship) for Post- doctoral research at UniversityCollege, London for a year. (Sept 1994- June 1995).

Proficiency Prize in B.A.as ‘Best Student’ in S.I.E.T. College, Madras.

Krishnamurthy prize as the Best Diploma Student, CIEFL, Hyderabad.

Awarded ‘Distinguished Alumnae Achiever Award’ by Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women, Chennai-600018 in August 2013

Member, Board of Studies, EFL University

Member, Board of Studies, St. Anne’s College, Mehdipatnam

Academic Auditor for Basheer Ahmed College for Women, Chennai in 2013

External evaluator, Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka

External evaluator, Mutah University, Jordan

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

PAPERS

1. Emphasis in Tamil: Presented at the National Seminar on ‘The syllable’. March 1986. Osmania University, Hyderabad.

2. A note on focus placement and focus movement rules in English, Hungarian, Aghem, Italian and Tamil: Presented at the International Seminar on ‘Theoretical Approaches to Language Variation’. March 1989. Delhi University, New Delhi.

3. A Functional account of wh-movement: presented at the two-day meeting of linguists. October 1991, CIEFL. Hyderabad.

4. Can children tell jokes? Presented at the Research in Progress Seminar. March 1992. CIEFL. Hyderabad.

5. An interactive grammar: A discussion: Presented at the International Congress of English Grammar.2000. CIEFL. Hyderabad.

6. A Trochaic Spectrum: Word Stress in Angika, Hindi and Maithili: Presented at the International Conference on Stress and Rhythm. December 2000. CIEFL. Hyderabad.

7. Shouldn’t “learning” mirror acquisition? : Presented at the RELC Conference (Special session on grammar).2001. RELC. Singapore.

8. ‘I don’t think this is used in Indian English: A study of transferred negation in Indian English’: Presented at the SALA Conference, November, 2004. State University of New York, Stony brook

9. ‘A Stratal OT Account of Reconstruction’: Presented at the All India Conference of Linguistics, December 2009 at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

10. ‘Constraints through Ages: Loanwords in Bangla’ presented at the Conference on Loanword Phonology held at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, April 20-22, 2012

11. ‘Loanword Adaptation and Second Language Acquisition: Convergence and Divergence’, paper presented at the Workshop on Universal or Diverse Paths to English Phonology held at Munster University, Germany, from September 21-23, 2012

12. ‘Don’t take them lightly: Use of light verbs by second language learners of English’, paper presented at the AINET International Conference &5th National & 9th Vidarbha ELTAI Conference, Nagpur, 18-19 January 2013

13. Conceal to Reveal: Secret Codes in Tenyidie and Prosodic Organization, paper presented at the Workshop on Tone and Intonation (WTI 2) held on February 21 and 22, 2013 at The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

14. To use or to avoid: Acquisition of Light verbs by L2 learners; What’s Happening in the ELT Classroom, 4th Black Sea International ELT Conference held at the School of Foreign Languages, Abbet Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey, 10-11 October 2013

15. To use or not to use is the question: Free variation in Grammar; Plenary address at the 11th International Congress on English Grammar (ICEG-2014) organized by Department of English, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, 23-25 January 20

16. ‘Taking a look’ at light verbs: comprehension of light verbs by aphasics; Paper presented (jointly with Y. Harini) at the 2014 LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Joint Annual Conference at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 24-27 June 2014

17. Puzzle for mind, proverb for language: interpreting proverbs using relevance theory; Paper presented (jointly with Venkanna Ithagani) at the 2014 LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Joint Annual Conference at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 24-27 June 2014

Resource Person at:

CBSE Grammar Workshop organized by the CIEFL inApril,1996 and 1998.

Functional English Workshop organized by the CIEFL in February, 1996.

UGC Refresher courses in 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1999.

International Congress on English Grammar at CIEFL in 1998 and 1999.

International Summer Institute in Syntax at CIEFL in July 1994.

International Summer Institute in Morphology at the CIEFL in July 1996.

Hornby Seminar on English Grammar conducted by the British Council, 25-30 Nov 2002.

UGC Refresher Course in Linguistics at CIEFL in November 2003

Coordinator of the UGC Refresher Course in Linguistics at CIEFL, from 17 Feb -8 Mar, 2004

Hornby Summer School conducted by the British Council at Wadduwa, Sri Lanka, 21-29 April, 2005

ELTAI conference, Hyderabad Chapter held on 18th September 2010 at Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad

Plenary address at the 11th International Congress on English Grammar (ICEG-2014) organized by Department of English, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, 23-25 January 20

Resource Person at Refresher Course organized by Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad Central University in 2014 and 2015

Consultant, QEDquest , Everest Edusys and Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Chennai

Other interests

Travelling, Music, Sudoku

Associate Professor Dr. Shruti Sircar

Education

BA, MA (Patna University)
PhD (CIEFL), PGDTE (CIEFL)

Contact Details

Telephone: +91 (40) 27156913
Email: shrutisircar@efluniversity.ac.in

Teaching

1999-2002 Ad hoc Lecturer

2002-2008 Assistant Professor

2008- Asscoiate Professor

Research Interests

First and second language acquisition, reading research and disorders, psycholinguistics

Publications

Journals/ Book Chapters

1. Sircar, S. (2013). Null and overt subjects in the speech of Bengali children. http://linguaakshara.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Shruti_Sircar_Poster.361101917.pdf

2. Sircar, S. & Nag, S. (2013). Children’s intuitive syllabification of intervocalic consonant clusters in Bengali: the role of sonority, phonotactics and akshara, (accepted) The EFL Journal, June 2013.

3. Sircar, S. & Nag, S. (2013). Akshara-syllable mappings in Bengali: a language-specific skill for reading, Handbook of South and Southeast Asian Psycholinguistics. Cambridge University Press.

4. Sircar, S. & Nag, S. (2011). Spelling and reading in Bengali, published on http://linguaakshara.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Spelling_and_reading_in_Bengali_Sircar__Nag.2951506.pdf

5. Sircar, S. (2011). Second language learners’ knowledge of English locative verbs: some implications for teaching, The EFL Journal, 2(2), 69-84.

6. Sircar, S. (2008). The misunderstood child. Teacher Plus, 39-47.

7. Nair, V & Sircar, S. (2009). Measures of Syntactic Complexity Lexical Variety and Accuracy: ‘Development’ or ‘Proficiency’ measures? Occasional papers in Linguistics, 78-92.

8. Nag, S. & Sircar, S. (2008). Learning to Read in Bengali: Report of a Survey in Five Kolkata Primary Schools. Bangalore, India: The Promise Foundation.

Textbooks/ Language learning Materials

1. Series Editor of On Course for language books from Classes 1-8 for ICSE schools, published by Orient Longman Private Limited, 2007-2008.

2. Author of On Course Book 2, for ICSE schools, published by Orient Longman Private Limited, 2007-2008.

3. Author of Golden Gate, Book 5 and Book 6, published by Orient Longman Private Limited, 2006.

4. One of the authors of First Flight, Class English X textbook produced by NCERT, 2007.

5. One of the authors of Beehive, Class IX English textbook produced by NCERT, 2006.

Distance Learning Materials

1. Business Writing for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), 2007-2008 (in press)

2. Reading, for the MA English programme, B. R. Ambedkar Open University. 2005.

3. Using Dictionaries as Learning Resources for PG Diploma in Communication Skills for University of Hyderabad, 2005.

4. Perspectives to Language Learning and Teaching for District Centres, CIEFL, 2004.

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Memberships

1. Editorial Board, The EFL Journal

2. Member of AIELTA

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

1. Phonological awareness and orthographic knowledge in children struggling to read and spell Bengali, Paper presented in Conference on The 2nd Attentive listener in the visual world held at Centre for Neural and Cognitive Science, University of Hyderabad 4-5 November 2014.

2. Language Acquisition: Universal and language-specific trends. Talk given at Centre of Neural and Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Hyderabad on 8 May 2014.

3. Use of the dictionary as Learning resources. Talk given at Centre of Distance Education, University of Hyderabad on 26 April 2014.

4. Elicited Imitation Test: A Measure of Linguistic Knowledge of ESL Learners. Paper presented at Teacher Educator Conference 14 held in Hyderabad from 22-28 February 2014.

5. Acquisition of semantics of genitive subjects in Bengali. Paper presented at SALA ROUNDTABLE-30 held in University of Hyderabad from 6-8 February 2014.

6. Imperatives as the Root Infinitive Analogue in Yemeni Ibbi Arabic: Evidence from Child Language (with Fawaz Rajeh). Paper presented at SALA ROUNDTABLE-30 held in University of Hyderabad from 6-8 February 2014.

7. Asymmetry in the acquisition of directed manner of motion and resultative constructions: Evidence from Bengali learners of English (with Lina Mukhoadhyay). Paper presented at SALA ROUNDTABLE-30 held in University of Hyderabad from 6-8 February 2014.

8. Associations of grammatical knowledge to reading comprehension:Evidence from Bengali children. Paper presented at International Congress of Linguistics, held in Geneva from 21-27 July 2013.

9. Null and overt subjects in the speech of Bengali children. Poster presented at the 19th International Congress of Linguistics, held in Geneva from 21-27 July 2013.

10. Validating an Indirect writing Item-type: Paragraph Reconstruction (with Geetha Durairajan and Meera Srinivas). Paper presented at the 18th NELTA Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 15-17 February 2013.

The Unaccusative-Unergative distinction in L2 acquisitionAINET Conference held in Nagpur from 18-20 January 2013.

Other interests

painting

PhD Supervision

1. MonalDewle: The role of vocabulary knowledge, syntactic awareness and inference generation in ESL reading comprehension , 2015

2. RamaniJayasinghe: Acquisition of fine-grained categories of preposition by ESL learners, 2014

3. Fawaz Ali Ahmad Qasem: The acquisition of Yemeni Ibbi Arabic: The development of verbal morphology and overt subject realization, 2014

4. Veena Nair : Second language writing performance and the Cognition Hypothesis: An empirical study, 2014

5. Haytham Othman Hassan Abdhallah: Cohesion and Coherence in the writings of Sudanese learners of English, 2013

6. N P Sudharshana: Encoding Spatial events in events in English as a second language, 2013

7. Manisha Kaw: Acquisition of Path Predicates by Second Language Children, 2011

8. LinaMukhopadhyay: Acquisition of English verb alternation by Second Language Learners: Research and Teaching, 2010

9. Tesfaye Dagnew: An Integrated approach to the teaching of literature and language, 2009

In progress

10. SejutiChakraborty: Morphological processes in reading; comparison of typically developing and dyslexic readers in Bangla

11. Jasmine George: Acquisition of focus marking strategies in Malayalam

12. MandiraRavindran: Language in children with Down’s syndrome

Assistant Professor Dr. Hemanga Dutta

Education

M.A., Ph.D(Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Post Doctorate(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).

Contact Details

Telephone: +91 9550575673
Email: hemangadutta1@gmail.com

Biography

I was born in Assam on 17th November, 1981. I completed my B.A. in English literature from Cotton College, Guwahati in 2002.I did my Masters and Ph.D in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I was awarded Ph.D in 2011 for my thesis titled “Role of strength relations in the patterning of segmental speech sounds: Evidence from Indian languages”. In 2015 June I completed successfully my Post doctoral research on the theme “Laryngeal contrast of Assamese and other Indic languages” under the guidance of Professor Michael Kenstowicz at MIT under the sponsorship of Fulbright Nehru Postdoc programme.

In 2009 I was selected for short term Ph.D course at Utrecht University, the Netherlands and I got the opportunity to work with Professor Rene Kager. In the same year I qualified UGC-JRF.

I was awarded S.M. Katre award for being the top scorer in M.A. Linguistics all over India in 2005 by ISDL, Kerala. I received National Merit scholarship for two consecutive termes, first in 1998 and 2000 for my outstanding performance in class 10th and 12th examinations. I was among the top ten candidates in the state merit list in class 12th examination in the Humanities stream.

Of Assam State Board. In 2014 I was selected for Fulbright fellowship and UGC Raman fellowship as well to pursue my postdoctoral research.

I joined EFLU on 28th May, 2010. I have guided successfully five MPhil candidates and nine candidates are doing their PhD research with me. I have presented my research papers in various universities in the world such as MIT, Harvard University, University of Texas, Shanghai International Students’ University, Abant Izzet University, Turky to mention a few. I was awarded funds by UNESCO to present a paper in Bangkok in 2008.

I have delivered my talk at Polinsky Language Lab at Harvard as an invited speaker in May, 2015 on the theme Loan words, Constraints and Phonotactics: Evidence from Assamese phonology.

I conducted a workshop at the Department of Computer Engineering, Tezpur Central University, on the theme of “Human language, Segmental distribution of speech sounds in prosodic domain: Evidence from Modern Phonological paradigms and theories” on 25th December, 2012.

I have been invited by Delhi IIT to give a lecture in the month of Novermber 2015 on the theme of laryngeal contrast of Indic languages,

I am in the editorial board of Occasional Papers in Linguistics, International Journal of Languages teaching, Iran. In 2012 I was invited to be the reviewer of International Journal of Language Universals, South Korea. I am life time member of Linguistic society of India. I am a member of Board of Research committee, EFLU.

I worked as a Research fellow in a project named “EFL teaching to the students of National Seoul University, Korea” which is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in August-November, 2008.

I have published 13 research papers mostly in peer reviewed international journals and conference proceedings and 3 are under the process of publication.

Teaching

I have been teaching at EFL University, Hyderabad since 2010. Presently, I teach on the M.A. PGDTE , Ph. D and International Training programmes. Apart from teaching, I develop materials, guide research and design many new courses at PG and PhD level.

Research Interests

First and second language acquisition, reading research and disorders, psycholinguistics

Phonology and phonetics interface, Phonological theories: Optimality theory, Government Phonology, Dependency phonology, Elementary phonology, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics: Language attitude and Gender studies.

Number of students guided so far : 5 (M.A.) 2 (P.G.D.T.E) 5(M.Phil) 4 (ITP)

Number of students being guided at present : 9 (Ph.D)

Thesis supervised/supervising

  • 1. The Phonological changes of Loan words in Yemeni Arabic language (Taiz dialect). M.A. 2011. Yasmeen Yaseen.
  • 2. Vowel Harmony in Telugu: a phonological study. PGDTE. 2011.P.V. Raghava
  • 3. Gemination in Bangla. PGDTE. 2011.Hafizur Ansari
  • 4. Positional asymmetry, sonority and complexity condition: Evidence from Yemeni Arabic. M.A. 2012. Kareim.
  • 5. Phonological awareness level of Arabic speakers at English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderbad. M.A. 2012. Viqui Aradaniah.
  • 6. Gender discrimination in the usage of slangs among bilingual urban Bengalis. M.A. 2012. Anomitra Biswas.
  • 7. The impact of Gemination on Vowel length alternations in Bangla: a phonological investigation. M.Phil. 2012. Kanak Kanti Bera.
  • 8. Positional asymmetries and onset coda licensing: Evidence from Marathi and Vrarai. M.phil. 2012. Morey Deepak Trombak.
  • 9. Language attitude and Language Choices of Urban Telugu English bilinguals of Hyderbad: A sociolinguistic investigation. M.Phil.2012. R.Rajeswari.
  • 10. Gender, Power and Slang usage among the Telugu youth of Hyderbad: A Sociolingusitics account. M.Phil. 2012. Suresh Thatha.
  • 11. Madagaskar: an Island of ethnic and cultural diversity with special emphases on English education, International Training Programme Project (Advanced group), December 2012. Hasiniaina Rabemanantsoa.
  • 12. Seychelles: a glimpse of history, culture and the folklore in the backdrop of westernisation and English education, International Training Programme Project (Advanced group), Decemeber 2012. Carol.
  • 13. The War for the Venezuelan Oil: an evaluation, In ternational Training Programme Project (Advanced Group), Sepetember, 2013. Gillian Mendoza.
  • 14. Introspection in to an Academic Paragraph writing problems: Evidence from Intermediate Level Progress to Proficiency Students of International Training Programme,EFLU, Sepetember, 2013. Demeksa Miresa.
  • 15. Descriptive analysis of Mising phonology: a generative paradigm. Ph.D. Ongoing, Loreina Pagag.
  • 16. Language attitude and identity: A socilinguistic investigation among the Assamese-Mising bilinguals of Mphil, 2014. Meenakshi Permay.
  • 17. Policy and Politics of Language in Public space: An investigation of Linguistic Landscape of Hyderabad. PhD, ongoing, Bhushan Nunna.
  • 18. Attitudes of Dalits of Telengana towards English: A sociolinguistics study. PhD. Ongoing, Chandrashekhar.
  • 19. Loan word phonology, Emergent phonotactic patterns and Conflicting constraints in Vietnamese: Evidence from Vietnamese. PhD. ongoing, Trang Nguyen.
  • 20. A critical socilinguistic appraisal of consumer advertisements of Telugu and English: Evidence from media and social network. PhD, ongoing, Amrender Rao Bhanderkar.
  • 21. Positional asymmetries, restrictions on direction of voicing assimilation and OT account: Evidence from Yemeni Arabic dialect (Hugarija variety). PhD. Ongoing, Yasmeen Yaseen.
  • 22. Repair strategies and phonologica asymmetries in select varieties of Marathi: An OT account. PhD. Ongoing, Deepak Morey.
  • 23. A comparative study of Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi and Bangla Retroflexion. PhD. Ongoing, Ashique Shoukath.
  • 24. Descritive phonological account of Sylheti. 2014. M.A. Satarupa Sen.

Publications

All (Research papers/ Reviews)

1.“Language, Power and Gender: a critical appraisal in the light of Assamese” published in MAI Review Year: 2008 Vol: Issue: , ISSN 2304-0866, sponsored by Auckland University, New Zealand.

2.“Literary translation and its limitations in the wider spectrum of cross cultural communication” published in Alter Native, an International Journal for Indigenous Peoples, Year: 2009 Volume 5, Issue 1, Print ISSN: 1177-1801 Online ISSN: 1174-1740 Published by: Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, Auckland University, New Zealand.

3.“Derivational Morphology and Compounding in Pnar” published in North East Indian Linguistics, Year: 2011, volume 3, ISBN 978-81-7596-793-9 , Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press.

4.“Spirantization and the notion of Phonological strength: An optimality theoretic account in Assamese, an Indo Aryan language” published in Language Universals, ISSN 1598-6381, Sejong University, Korea, 2012.

5.“Strength asymmetry and Positional licensing: An optimality theretic account of Assamese regressive voicing assimilation” published in International Journal of Linguistics, ISSN 1948-5425, Macrothink Research Institute, USA.

6.“Hyperonym, Femininity and Power dynamics: Evidence from Indian languages” published in the proceedings of IGALA conference, ISSN 2304-0866, 20th -22nd June, 2012, Brazil.

7.“The Sphota theory in Indian grammatical tradition and the notion of Language faculty in generative paradigm: an introspection” published in Negotiations, a Journal of the department of English (ISSN 2250-0707), Cotton University, Volume2, 2012.

8.Jonathan Barnes. Strength and weakness at the Interface: Positional Neutralization in Phonetics and Phonology(Phonology and Phonetics 10) :Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2006 reviewed by Dutta Hemanga (2013) Indian Journal of Linguistics. ISSN 0378-0759.

9.Loan word phonology of Assamese and wide spread influence of English: an Optimality theoretical model” conference proceedings of the International conference of Black sea ELT conference held in the month of October 10th -11th at the Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey. ISSN Number: ISBN 978-605-4627-61-5

10.“ELT, communication strategies, Public vs. Private enterprise : Evidence from two schools of Hyderabad” published in English Language Teaching in the 21st century: Issues and Challenges, ISBN 978 955 659 437 9, Kumaran Book house, Colombo.

11. A.K. Mohanty, M. Panda, R. Phillipson and T. Skutnabb-Kangas (eds.) Multilingual Education for Social Justice: Globalising the Local : Orient Blackswan Private Limited, New Delhi, 2009 reviewed by Dutta Hemanga (2014). Indian Journal of Linguistics. ISSN 0378-0759

12. (TO be published) “Language attitude and social variables: Evidence from bilingual speakers of Hyderabad” in the symposium of Language and Society (SALSA) conference proceedings at the University of Texas, USA, 2015.

13. (To be published)“Laryngeal contrast in Assamese” with Michael Kenstowicz, 2015. MIT, Cambridge.

14. (To be published) An outline of Dependency and Government phonology- chapters in UGC Pathsala Project, 2015.

Awards and Memberships

1.S.M Katre award for academic excellence in M.A. Linguistics all over India in 2005.

2. Utrecht University short term fellowship in 2009.

3. Fulbright Nehru Fellowship in 2014-15

4. UGC Raman Fellowship 2014-15

5. UGC-JRF 2009

6.National Merit scholarship 1998 and 2000.

Life time member of Indian Journal of Linguistics

Editorial board of International journal of Language teaching, Iran, 2012.

Editorial board of Occasional Papers in Linguistics, EFLU

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

1.“Semantics: Exploring Gender Discrimination in Hindi” in the International Conference on English Grammar at Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

2.“A Sociolinguistic Appraisal of Vocabulary items used in Assamese folk songs and proverbs” in the second International conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Ethnolinguistic Communities, organized by UNESCO, UNICEF, SIL International, SEAMEO, Save the Children, CARE and ILCRD of Mahidol University, which was held in Twin Towers Hotel, Bangkok from 1st to 3rd July, 2008.

3.“A critique of C.B.S.E English syllabus of class 12th in the backdrop of Linguistic trends, Pedagogical techniques and ELT situation in India” in the 30th All India Conference of Linguists organised by Deccan College in collaboration with Central Institute of Indian languages, Mysore.

4.“The sphota theory in Indian grammatical tradition and the notion of I-language in the generative paradigm” in the International conference on Universal vision on Sanskrit Intellectuals held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in collaboration with Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi on 18-20th July, 2009.

5.“Segmental complexity in Government phonology: Evidence from Assamese consonant cluster” in the 31st All India Conference of Linguistics held in the month of December at the University of Hyderabad.

6.“Sonority, Optimality and Assamese consonant cluster phonotactics” in the ICOSAL held in Punjabi University, Patiala.

7.“Gemination, Complexity condition and Phonological strength: Evidence from Sanskrit and Pali” in the International Seminar on Prosodic Interfaces held in the month of November 25-27th 2011 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in collaboration with Microsoft Foundations, Bangalore.

8.“Transcreation, Cultural barrier and Sapir-Whorfian Paradigm: Evidence from Indian Languages” in the International Conference on Commonwealth literature and Language studies held in the month of February 2-4th 2012 at Central University of Ranchi, Jharkhand.

9.“Phonological strength and Posisitonal asymmetry: Evidence from Indian Languages” in the International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics held in the month of April 20th -22nd at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China.

10.“Loan word phonology of Assamese and wide spread influence of English: an Optimality theoretical model” in the International conference of Black sea ELT conference held in the month of October 10th -11th at the Abant Izet University, Bolu, Turkey.

11.“Laryngeal contrast in Assamese” in MIT phonology circle, MIT, Cambridge on 8th March, 2015.

12.“Language attitude and social variables: Evidence from bilingual speakers of Hyderabad” in the symposium of Language and Society (SALSA) held in the month of April 17th-18th at the University of Texas, USA.

13. “Loan words, Constraints and Phonotactics: Evidence from Assamese phonology’ in the Maria Polinsky Lab, Harvard University, 14th May, 2015.

Other interests

Writing Poetry in English and Assame Sangeet Visharad In Hindustani classical music.

Recorded a musical album in Assamese in 1993.

Won many awards at the state level in music competition

Represented Indian music at Massachusetts Musical chapter organized by Fulbright commission on 8th March, 2015.

Travelling and Photography

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