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Dr. Richa

 

 

 

Academic Qualification

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Ph.D. with the topic Unaccusativity, Unergativity and the Causative Alternation in Hindi: A Minimalist Analysis in 2008 at the Centre for Linguistics, School of Language, Literature and Culture studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (.J.N.U.) New Delhi-67.

M. Phil. (Linguistics) with the topic Possessive Reflexives and Pronominals in Hindi-Urdu and Indian Sign Language in 2003 from J.N.U. New Delhi.

     
Trained in :

Six Month Diploma in Environment Management System ISO 14000/14001 from All India Institute of Management Studies (AIIMAS), Chennai.

A 30 hours Training Course on Transcription from Phillips Speech Processing.

Intensive course for Linguists in Indian sign Language at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai.

Intensive Continuing Education Course on Linguistic Annotation of Speech Corpora for Text to Speech Systems at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

     

Positions held

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Jun-July, 2000. Extensive Field Work in Himachal Pradesh, India, as a Project Assistant under Dr. Anvita Abbi (Centre for Linguistics & English, J.N.U) in the Project Urdu in contact with Other Indian Languages sanctioned by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Aug-Dec 2003. Guest Faculty, Centre for Linguistics & English, J.N.U. New Delhi

Jan-May 2003. Jan-May 2005. Jan-May 2006. Course Teacher, Centre for Linguistics & English, J.N.U. New Delhi.

May-Nov. 2004 & May-Nov. 2005. Project Assistant under Dr. Ayesha Kidwai (Centre for Linguistics & English, J.N.U) in the Project Design of the Language Faculty: Adjunction in Natural Language sanctioned by the UGC Potential for Excellence Scheme.

Senior Lecturer (LDC-IL) 12th May 2008 – 10th Oct. 2011.  

     

Experience in research,
training and documentation

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December 2000. Extensive Field Work on Rangboli, a Tibeto-Burman language, in   Dharchula, Pithoragarh district bordering Nepal.

May- Dec 2002. Extensive Field Work on Indian Sign Language, in New Delhi.

     

Participation in professional
conferences/ seminars/
workshops/ meetings abroad

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2nd-4th April 2006. The First National Symposium on Modeling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages at IIT, Bombay.

2nd-14th August 2006. Workshop on Formal Semantics guided by Prof. Vineeta Dayal.

19th-21st Dec. 2006. Workshop on Semantics of Tense and Aspect of Indian Languages (STAIL) guided by Dr. Rajesh Bhatt at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.

4th-9th Dec. 2007. Workshop on Location and Motion guided by Prof. Peter Svenonious at JNU, New Delhi.

PAPERS PRESENTED:

September 2002. Movement in Sign Language in Sign Language Seminar held at the Centre for Linguistics & English, J.N.U.  New Delhi-67.

November 2006. Causativization in Hindi and EkeGusii (co-authored) in the 28th All India Conference of Linguists (28th AICL) at the Department of Linguistics, BHU, Varanasi.

December 2006. The Manner of Incorporation of Incorporation of Manner in Indian Sign Language (co-authored) in the 1st Students’ Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI ’06) at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.

December 2006. Possessive Reflexives and AGREE in Hindi-Urdu” in the 26th Annual International Conference of South Asian Language Analysis (SALA 26) at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.

March 2010. Case Syncretism and Disambiguating Algorithms for Urdu-Hindi POS tagging (co-authored) in the Knowledge Sharing Event on POS Tagging at CIIL, Mysore.

Dec. 2010. Developing POS Tagset for Kashmiri (co-authored) in the International Conference for Language Development and Computing Methods, Coimbatore.

PAPER ACCEPTED:

Case Syncretism in Urdu-Hindi: A Challenge for NLP (co-authored) in 3rd International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2011), Valencia, Spain.

 

     

Publications

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BOOKS PUBLISHED:

2010. Possessive Reflexives and Pronominals in Hindi-Urdu and ISL: A Minimalist Perspective. Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany.

2011. Hindi Verb Classes & Their Argument Structure Alternations. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: UK

BOOK EDITED:

October 2009. The Fifth Asian Glow: Conference Proceedings, (co-edited).CIIL: Mysore.

PAPERS PUBLISHED:

Reflecting AGREE: Hindi-Urdu Reflexives in Western Conference of Linguistics (WECOL) 2006 Proceedings Vol.17:361-72.

Indian English: A Linguistic Reality in Language in India. Vol. 10 March 2010. ISSN 1930-2940

Developing POS Tagset for Kashmiri (co-authored) in Proceedings of the International Conference for Language Development and Computing Methods 2010. Shri Ganesh Publications: Coimbatore.

Language Shift among the Tribal Languages of India: A Case Study in Bihar in Language in India. Vol. 10 December 2010. ISSN 1930-2940

Case Syncretism and Disambiguating Algorithms for Urdu-Hindi POS Tagging (co-authored) in Interdisciplinary Journal of Linguistics Vol. 4. 2011. Department of Linguistics, University of Kashmir : Srinagar.

Aspects of Rangboli Phonetics & Phonolgy in Nepalese Linguistics Vol. 26 (in print).

Verbal Domain and the Animacy Condition in Hindi in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Linguistics 2011, Taganrog, Russia (in print).

Verbs in Hindi: A Sematico-Syntactic Classification in Journal of Modern Languages Vol. 21, 2011. University of Malaya: Kualalampur..

     

Award

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UGC (NET), CIIL Fellowship leading to Ph.D.       

     

Membership of learned
societies and boards

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FOSSSIL Member Lifetime

2005. Member, Organizing Committee, V Asian GLOW, JNU, New Delhi, India.

2011. Member. Co-ordinating and volunteering at SALA 29. CIIL, Mysore, India.

 

 

Residential address

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Dr.Richa,
Flat no.6,7th Main,
3rd Block,Jayalakshmipuram,
Mysore, Karnataka - 570012

     

Mother tongue

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Hindi-Urdu

     

Other Languages known

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English, Bhojpuri, Surjapuri, Maithili, Sanskrit, Bengali, Kannada

     

Date of Birth

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24-02-1976

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