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Courses taught (1996–)


  • LE401L Introduction to Linguistics
  • LE404L Grammatical Theories and Models
  • LE405L Field Methods
  • LE411L Morphological and Syntactic Analysis
  • LE416L Semantics: Theories and Analysis
  • LE418L Readings in Linguistics
  • LE461L Current Syntax: Theory and Analysis
  • LE462L Chomskyan Syntax: Theory and Analysis
  • LE465L Writing Grammars
  • LE474L Issues in Linguistic Theory
  • LE485L Language and Gender
  • LE486L Generative Morphology
  • LE487L Generative Syntax-I
  • LE488L Generative Syntax-II
  • LE406L Seminar
  • LE601 Research Methodology
  • LE615 Readings in Linguistics
  • LE623 Theoretical Issues in Syntax and Semantics LE669 Minimalist Syntax- I
  • LE613 Seminar


  • LE601 Research Methodology
  • LE615 Readings in Linguistics
  • LE623 Theoretical Issues in Syntax and Semantics
  • LE669 Minimalist Syntax
  • LE613 Seminar

Select teaching handouts and resources

Resources for Research Methodology teaching

UGC E-PG Pathshala course units on Grammatical Categories

Resources for talking about English in India

Misc. Teaching Handouts for non-linguists

PhD and MPhil supervision

PhD (ongoing)

  • Benika Tinkari, Tense, Aspect, Mood and Evidentiality in Western Himalayish: A study of three languages Jyunkhu lo, Kuti lo and Tinkar lo spoken in the border villages of the Byans valley
  • Yangchen RoyExploring Anaphora Binding and its Acquisition: The View from Bangla and Malayalam
  • Anjali NairRoots in Malayalam
  • Nupur AsherAgreement Strategies with Hindi-Urdu Conjoined NPs

M.Phil. (ongoing)

  • Aseema KarandikarThe postnominal H marker in Marathi 
  • Opala HajeyaAgree and Ergative Valuation in Assamese

PhD (completed)

  1. 2022: Raj Laxmi SinghThe Interaction of Case and Aspect: A Comparative Study of Hindi and Nepali (submitted, viva voce awaited).
  2. 2022: Rajamathangi S.Elliptical phenomena in Spoken Tamil
  3. 2021: Ojaswee Bhalla, ‘to’ marked XPs in Hindi
  4. 2021: Gibu Sabu M., Verbal Particles in Malayalam
  5. 2021: Enakshi NandiEmbedding Subversion and Sexual Identity: The Grammar and Use of ‘Ulti’, The Secret Language of the Koti Community in Bengal
  6. 2021: Kumari MamtaA Typology of Numeral Systems in South Asian Languages
  7. 2021: Shreya MehtaThe Realization of Tense, Aspect and Mood in the Morphology of Select Languages of Himachal Pradesh
  8. 2019: Lalit RajkumarInformation Structure Related Doubling in Meiteilon
  9. 2019: R. Karthick Narayanan, Maintenance of minority languages of Nilgiri district, Tamilnadu: A Case Study of Toda and Kota
  10. 2018: Anindita ChatterjeeEveryday Talk and Gendered Labour: An Ethnography of action in interaction between domestic servants and Middle-class Bengali women in Kolkata and Delhi
  11. 2017: Benu PareekNominal Features in Hindi Language Acquisition: A Study of Agreement and Modification
  12. 2017: Hima S.A Generative Typology of Dravidian Adjectives
  13. 2016: S. Moumita DeyCategorization of Light Verbs in Bangla, Hindi, Malayalam: A Study in the First Phase Syntax
  14. 2015: Atanu SahaReciprocal Constructions in Meitei and Nyishi
  15. 2015: Mustafa Ahmed al-HumariConflation in Arabic Motion Events
  16. 2014: Ritesh KumarPoliteness in Hindi Online Texts: Pragmatic and Computational Aspects
  17. 2012: Samar Sinha, A Grammar of Indian Sign Language
  18. 2011: M. G. Lalith AnandaClausal Complementation in Sinhala
  19. 2008: RichaUnaccusatives, Unergatives and Causatives in Hindi-Urdu
  20. 2008: David Ogoti OngaroraBantu Morphosyntax: A Study of EkeGusii.

Research supervision: MPhil

  1. 2022: Sakshi SinghAgree with v: Objective Case in Haryanvi (submitted, viva voce awaited).
  2. 2018: Bailochan NaikA Digital Lexicon of Complex Predicates in Koshli
  3. 2018: Anjali NairTemporal Inflections in Malayalam Verbs
  4. 2018: Nupur AsherA Generative Account of Conjunct Agreement in Hindi-Urdu
  5. 2015: Shreya MehtaVerbal Inflection in Gaddi: A Paradigm-Based Approach
  6. 2015: Kumari MamtaThe Morphosyntax of Counting Systems
  7. 2015: Benika TinkariA Descriptive Grammar of Tinkar lo
  8. 2015: Kanshouwa SusieDescriptive Grammar of Maring
  9. 2015: Nisha AnandA Sociolinguistic Study of the Use of Indian Sign Language
  10. 2014: Pori SaikiaThe Acquisition of Assamese Classifiers
  11. 2013: Shiladitya BhattacharyaScope-Marking Structures and Bangla Wh-Questions: A Formal Analysis in the vein of Indirect Dependency Approach
  12. 2012: Janani Kandhadai(In)Definiteness in Tamil
  13. 2012: Hima S.Focus in Malayalam
  14. 2012: Gurujegan M.The Fine Structure of Tamil Path Expressions
  15. 2012: Deepak AlokA Language without Articles: The case of Magahi
  16. 2011: Oinam NganthoibiClassification and Ordering of Verbal Suffixes in Meiteilon
  17. 2010: H. T. ZualiDefinite and Indefinite Descriptions in Mizo
  18. 2008: M. G. Lalith AnandaThe Cleft Construction in Sinhala
  19. 2008: Gibu Sabu M.A Syntactico-Semantic Exposition of Malayalam Explicator Compound verbs
  20. 2008: Aparna MukherjeeEvidentiality: The case of Bangla ‘naki ’ 
  21. 2008: Smita JosephSex vs. Gender: Biology, Society, and Language
  22. 2006: Anindita Chatterjee, Gendered Spaces: A Study of the Narratives in the Lakshmi Puja awarded
  23. 2003: Samar SinhaA Skeletal Grammar of Indian Sign Language
  24. 2003: RichaPossessive Reflexives and Pronominals in Hindi–Urdu and Indian Sign Language
  25. 2003: Rosmin MathewDouble Objects in Malayalam: A Minimalist Analysis
  26. 2001: Aarti VenkataramanPositional Focus in Tamil
  27. 2001: Ashish MehtaDefiniteness, Specificity, and Genericity in Gujarati
  28. 2000: Liza JosephClefts in Malayalam
  29. 2000: Pritha ChandraDative Subjects in Hindi: A Minimalist Study
  30. 2000: Rachna SinhaThe Extended Projection Principle in Universal Grammar: Expletives in Hindi
  31. 2000: Priyanka BhattacharyaClassifiers in Bangla: A Minimalist Account
  32. 2000: Soheli KarSpeaking in two Tongues: the Status of the Hindi–English Mixed Code in Radio Programming
  33. 1999: MahalakshmiCode–Mixing and Code–Switching in Tamil English