The Linguistics Department was established in 1995. The Department is emphasizing on the linguistic description of North-Eastern languages in general and the various languages spoken in Barak Valley in particular. This department also encourages the research scholars to undertake research work on various lesser known as well as endangered languages of the North-East India as a lot of minority languages are spoken here.
So far the department has conducted research work on Anal, Bishnupuriya, Bongcher, Chiru, Dimasa, Inpui, Kharam, Khoibu, Koch Rabha, Kakching (a dialect of Manipuri), Kokborok, Korbong, Liangmai, Nagamese, Reang, Rongmai, Somdal, Sylheti (a dialect of Bengali), Tiwa, Toto, Uchai, Vaiphei, Zeme, various dialects of Bodo, Phonology of English loan words in Assamese, comparative study of fricatives in English, Malayalam and Assamese, Comparative Study of Khasi and Kharia, Comparative Study of Phonology and Morphology of Bodo and Dimasa, Word Formation in Thadou etc.
The ongoing research works include the linguistic description of Baite, Chakma, Deuri, Sherpa, Dakpa, Hrangkhawl, Kabonglo, Khelma, Lairamlo, Ranglong, etc.
|Courses Offered||Duration||Number of Seats||Programn Course Structure||Timetable|
|MA(by course work)||Two Years (Four Semesters)||31||PG Syllabus|
|M. Phil.||Depends on vacancy|
|Ph.D.||Depends on vacancy|
|Name & Qualification||Designation||Area of Specialization||Contact & Email ID|
|Ajit Kumar Baishya (Ph.D.)||Professor||Sociolinguistics Pidgin and Creole Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|S. Ganesh Baskaran (Ph.D.)||Professor||Descriptive linguistics, Lexicologyemail@example.com|
|Kh. Dhiren Singha (M.Phil.,Ph.D.)||Professor||Language typology, Tibeto-Burman Linguisticsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D Mary Kim Haokip (M.Phil.)||Assistant Professor||English Language Teaching, Descriptive email@example.com|
|Paramita Purkait (Ph.D.)||Assistant Professor||Comparative Linguistics, Morphologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Head of Department