XP-Adjunction in Universal Grammar: Scrambling and Binding in Hindi-Urdu. Richard Kayne (ed.) Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax. New York: Oxford University Press. 2000.
Linguistic Structure and Language Dynamics in South Asia. Anvita Abbi, R.S. Gupta, Ayesha Kidwai (eds.). Motilal Banarsidas, 2001.
- 2014-2019: Senior Editor, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia, Linguistics.
2019–: Member, Advisory Board, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia, Linguistics.
Select articles/ talks/ handouts in linguistics
- Grierson and the Linguistic Survey of India: Pre-Life and After-Life, keynote address at the SALA 36 & LSN 43 conferences. ➦
- Labeling vP: Objects and Expletives in Hindi-Urdu, keynote talk at the GLOW in Asia XIII 2022 Online Special conference. ➦
- Panelist, on the discussion of the book Linguistic Diversity in South and Southeast Asia, edited by Anvita Abbi and Kapila Vatsyayan (video). 📹
- Child language acquisition: Cross-linguistic evidence for Universal Grammar. Co-authored with Benu Pareek and Yangchen Roy. In Rama Kant Agnihotri and Rajesh Kumar edited Language, Mind, Society: A Reader for Students of Language and Education, pp. 54-70. Orient BlackSwan. ➦
- Unlabeled structures and scrambling asymmetries: Hindi-Urdu style. In Samir Alam, Yash Sinha and Sadhwi Srinivas edited Proceedings of (F)ASAL-11, Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 2022. ➦
- Language identity and language endangerment: Some thoughts on dealing with India’s linguistic diversity. Department of Linguistics and English, University of Jaffna (online), February 21. ➦
- Imagining the multilingual university, Social Text 39.4(149), pp.110-11. ➦
- Being Janus: Some thoughts on the papers by Agnihotri, Heugh, Panda and Shahani. Panel discussion on Education and Inequality: Historical and Contemporary Trajectories, Orient Blackswan, October 1. ➦, 📹
- Life to Indian Languages: A linguist responds to Javed Majeed’s study of Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India. Economic and Political Weekly, 55.42, pp.40-48. ➦
- Doubling back: Santali pronominal incorporation and clitic doubling. Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies web-talk series Syntax-Semantics: Theoretical insights and Applications for Indian languages, University of Hyderabad, August 26. ➦, 📹
- Urdu (encyclopaedia entry). In Jack S. Damico and Martin J. Ball (eds.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. ➦
- Leftward vs. rightward syntactic movement: The evidence from Hindi- Urdu. International Symposium on Formal Linguistics, School of Foreign Studies, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China. 27 November. ➦
- The People’s Linguistic Survey of India volumes: Neither linguistics, nor a successor to Grierson’s LSI, but still a point of reference. Social Change, 49.1, pp.154-159. ➦
- What we know we don’t know about the acquisition of language? A dialogue between generative and cultural-cognitive approach to language acquisition and language pedagogy. Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 29 March. ➦
- COMP-Lex Subordination: A theoretical account of SAY based complementisers. Plenary talk at South Asia in Generative Grammar: A Workshop in Memory of Alice Davison and James Gair, at SALA 34, University of Konstanz, Germany, June 20 (slides) ➦
- Languages or mother tongues? India’s linguistic diversity. In JNUTA edited What the Nation Really Needs to Know: The JNU Nationalism Lectures, pp. 40-48. HarperCollins India (prefinal version). ➦
- Fetishizing (Linguistic) Diversity: Some reflections on the Indian Instance. XXVII Congress of the International Federation of Languages and Literatures, India International Centre, New Delhi, March 15. ➦
- The question of language in education. Economic and Political Weekly, 51.35 pp.40-43. ➦
- Introduction to the formal syntax, semantics, and morphology of South Asian languages (edited with Emily Manetta); special issue of Linguistic Analysis, 40 (3-4). ➦
- Verb agreement in Hindi and its acquisition (jointly with Benu Pareek and Sonja Eisenbeiss). Journal of South Asian Languages, Rahul Balusu and Sandhya Sundaresan edited Proceedings of FASAL-5, pp. 196-215.
- The Core Hindi Case-Markers. Hindi Language and Linguistics 3, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris, September 14.
- Recovering hybrid histories in cosmopolitan spaces. In Rama Kant Agnihotri, Claudia Benthem, and Tatiana Orenskaia edited “Impure languages”: linguistic and literary hybridity in contemporary cultures, pp. 234-255. Orient Blackswan.
- The Acquisition of Verb Agreement in Hindi (joint work with Sonja Eisenbeiss and Benu Pareek). Rutgers Centre for Cognitive Science, 8 Sept.
- The linguistics and politics of mixed codes. Hinglish workshop, Sarai, CSDS, and SOAS.
- Why say that: Say-based complementizers and their Extended Projections: The evidence from Bangla and Meiteilon. Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 4, University of Rutgers, New Brunswick, March 29.
- Knowing the world through language (and laughter). Workshop on Language Description and Sciences, KMI institute of Hindi and Linguistics, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University Agra, August 8.
- Chomsky’s Innateness Hypothesis: Implications for Language Learning and Teaching. Language and Language Teaching, 2.1, pp 57-61.
- Remarks on A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language: An Ethnolinguistic Study by Anvita Abbi. Jawaharlal Nehru University, November 7.
- EX-It: On the syntax of finite clause extraposition and pronominal correlates in Hindi and Bangla. Dept. of Linguistics, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, April 25.
- Hindi-Urdu -wala: Just a Description. Ms.
- Merge and Extrapose: Scrambling and Wh-construal of Hindi,Bangla and Malayalam finite complements. Department of Linguistics, University College London, March 7.
- The case for Hindustani revisited. In Imtiaz Hasnain and Shrees Chaudhury edited Problematizing Language Studies: Cultural, Theoretical and Applied Perspective (Essays in Honour of Rama Kant Agnihotri), pp. 160-168. Aakar Books. ➦
- Unaccusativity Lite: Deadjectival Predication in Hindi-Urdu. Workshop on Complex Predicates in South Asian Languages, ICON 2011, IIT Madras, Chennai.
- Cutting Edge(s): Clausal complements, extraposition, and wh-movement in Hindi and Bangla. GLOW in Asia Workshop for Young Scholars Mie University, Japan, September 7.
- Towards an adpositional analysis of Hindi Layer II Case particles: Some Remarks on -se and –ko. Essex JNU-Konstanz Workshop on Case and Elicitation Techniques, Department of Linguistics, University of Essex, June 14.
- Remarks on Tariq Rahman’s From Hindi to Urdu. Centre for Linguistics, Jawahalarlal Nehru University, February 24. ➦
- The cartography of phases. In Anna-Maria di Scuillo and Virginia Hill edited Edges in Syntax, pp. 233–262, John Benjamins. ➦
- Morphological case is structural: The Case of Hindi accusative –ko. In Universals and Variation, Beijing Language and Culture University Press. ➦
- Knowledge of language: Noam Chomsky’s ideas of innateness. Contemporary Education Dialogue, 5.2, pp. 245-265. ➦
- Review of GDS Anderson’s The Munda Verb: Typological Perspectives. In Rajendra Singh edited Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 2008, pp. 267-72. Mouton de Gruyter. ➦
- Managing multilingual India. The Marxist XXIV.2, pp. 1-7.
- The morphosyntax of classifier systems in Indian languages. Computational Grammatical Models for Indian Languages, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, June 10.
- Review of Rama Kant Agnihotri’s Hindi: An Essential Grammar. In Rajendra Singh edited Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 2007, pp.149-55. Mouton de Gruyter.
- Mind, Knowledge and Morality. Cognition & Learning: Theory & Practice, Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur, October 6.
- Root and Embedded Left Peripheries: Evidence from Malayalam and Meiteilon (with Rosmin Mathew). Interface Legibility at the Edge, University of Bucharest, June 27.
- Relating to Relatives: The Cyclicity of SIMPL (with Rosmin Mathew). Interphases, University of Bucharest, May 19. ➦
- Missing the forest for the trees: Malayalam and English relatives (with Rosmin Mathew) Proceedings of MSPIL’06, pp. 196-215. IIT Bombay.
- The topic interpretation in Universal Grammar. In Anoop Mahajan and Veneeta Dayal edited Clause Structure in South Asian Languages, pp.253-289. Mouton de Gruyter
- Santali Backernagel clitics. In Rajendra Singh and Tanmoy Bhattacharya edited The Yearbook of South Asian Languages, pp.189–207. Mouton de Gruyter.
- The finest structure of the left periphery: Complementizers and Interrogation in Hindi, Malayalam, Sinhala & Meiteilon (with Rosmin Mathew). V Asian GLOW, Jawaharlal Nehru University, October 5. ➦
- Whose language is Urdu? Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics 24.
- Word order and focus positions in Universal Grammar. In Georges Rebuschi and Laurie Tuller edited The Grammar of Focus, pp.213–245. John Benjamins. ➦
- Binding and Free Word Order Phenomena in Hindi and Urdu. PhD dissertation. ➦