Linguistics/ Generative Syntax, Morphosyntax and Theoretical Linguistics


Basic Details


Qualification Details

S.No. Qualification Name Of University Passing Year
1 BA Osmania University 1985
2 MA Osmania University 1987
3 Ph.D Osmania University 1992

Positions Held

S.No. Employer Designation Employment Period
Date from Date to
1 O3360University of Lucknow Professor 23/08/2007 Presently Working
2 O3361Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Reader 25/06/2003 22/08/2007
3 O3362Banaras Hindu University Lecturer 12/08/2002 24/06/2003
4 O3363The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Lecturer (Temp.) 18/08/1994 30/06/2000

Academic Details

Recent Significant Publications, Articles, Cases

S.No. Title Journal Volume/Issue Year
1 O12603Decomposing the verbalizer peTuka in Malayalam An International Journal of Language Studies 1.1, pp. 50-85. 2019
2 O12600A putative phonological rule in Malayalam: an argument for syllable coda Indian Linguistics 78(3-4), pp. 17-23 2017
3 O12601Verb morphology and clause structure in Malayalam Fabric of Indian Linguistics: a festschrift in honour of Prof. U.N. Singh, (Eds.) Shailendra Kumar Singh et.al. 1 2017
4 O12602Modals in Malayalam: Some remarks Studies in Dravidian, V.I. Subramoniam commemorative Vol. I, (Eds.) Panicket, G.K., B. Ramakrishna Reddy, K. Rangan and B. Rajapurohit, International School of Dravidian Linguistics, Thiruvananthapuram. 1 2015

Conferences, Seminars &Talks

S.No. Details Year.
1 O12914Delivered 'Prof. K. Nagamma Reddy Memorial Endowment Lecture' on 29th June at the '49th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists' organized by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Lecture delivered: 'Syllable Coda in Malayalam: a reappraisal' 2022
2 O12912Delivered 'Dr. Prabhakara Variar Memorial Endowment Lecture' on the 11th January at the Department of Malayalam, University of Madras. Lecture delivered: 'peTuka as a Verbalizer' 2021
3 O12913Delivered a talk on 'Phonetics and Phonology: the science of speech sounds' on 12th January at the '6 day Online Course on Testing, Teaching and Evaluation of Malayalam Language Teachers of Navodaya Vidhyalaya Samiti', organized by the National Testing Service Scheme under the 'Central Institute of Indian Languages', Mysuru. 2021
4 O12911Delivered an invited talk on 'The syntax of a verbalizer in Dravidian' on August 18th in the 'International Web Series', organized by Team Bhasha Chintan, BHU, Varanasi 2020
5 O1290624th Himalayalan Languages Symposium, June 8-10, 2018, Lucknow University. Paper presented: 'Encoding grammatical relations in Darma' 2018
6 O12907International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures 13, January 8-10, 2018, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Paper presented: 'Transitivity alternations with the verbalizer peTuka in Malayalam' 2018
7 O1290845th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists, June 23-25th, 2017, University of Delhi. Paper presented: 'The Syntax of the verbalizer peTuka in Malayalam' 2017
8 O1290944th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists, June 16-8, 2016, Hyderabad Central University. Paper presented: 'On a putative phonological rule in Malayalam' 2016
9 O12910South Asian Language Analysis Roundtable 30, February 6-8, 2014, Hyderabad Central University. Paper presented: 'Nominal psych predicates' 2014

Academic/Administrative Services to the University

S.No. Details
1 O9195Head of the department from September 23, 2017 to September 22, 2020
2 O9196Head of the department from July 16, 2014 to September 22, 2014
3 O9197Head of the Department from July 16, 2008 to July15, 2011

Teaching Areas / Specialization

S.No. Details
1 O9188Generative Syntax from a Chomskyan perspective
2 O9189Phonetics
3 O9190Phonology
4 O9191Translation Theory
5 O9192Theoretical Linguistics

Research Areas & Interests

S.No. Details
1 O9193Morphosyntax and argument structure of clause structures in languages
2 O9194Psych predicates

Consulting Areas

S.No. Consulting Areas
1 O9187Presently engaged with Generative studies on Malayalam from a comparative angle and also Darma, a Tibeto-Burman Language.