Faculty Profile


Name : Vaishna  Narang
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Linguistics
School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
Room No : 116
Off. Phone : 91-11-26704664
Residence : 91-11-26741408
Email : vaishna@mail.jnu.ac.in   narang.vaishna@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/vnarang


M.A., Ph.D 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Neurocognitive Linguistics and disorders of communication
General and Applied Linguistics
Speech sciences, esp acoustics and experimental phonetics
Language Pedagogy  


Teaching since 1973 

Awards & Honours

Awarded the title of Visiting Professor , Essex University, 2010 to 2013. 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex in the area of language acquisition, developmental psycho-linguistics, applied linguistics and language pedagogy.

DSLC (Diplomatic Service Language Centre), FCO/ UK for syllabi and course material development for Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu for British Diplomats training in these languages in th UK.  

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

Articles & Research Papers (last five years only)
1. 2014, Assessing speech dysfunction using BOLD and acoustic analysis in parkinsonism Mohit Saxena, Madhuri Behari, S. Senthil Kumaran, Vinay Goyal, In Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 20 (2014) 855 - 861, Science Direct Elsevier.

2. 2014, Vowel Production Deficit in Cases of Dysarthria due to Parkinsonís Disease presented in the 18th International Congress of Parkinsonís Disease and Movement Disorders, June 8-12, 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, to be published in the proceedings; Jointly with Deepshikha Misra and Prof Madhri Behari, AIIMS.

3. 2013, Behavioural, Clinical, Ethical Issues in Research involving Subjects with Parkinson`s Disease jointly with Madri Kakoti (JNU), Deepshikha Misra (JNU) in XX World Congress on Parkinson`s Disease and Related Disorders held in Geneva, Switzerland from 8th-11th December, 2013, to be published in the proceedings.

4. 2013, Acoustics of Familial Voice: A Pilot Study on Heritability of Voice jointly with RNK Bamezai, JNU, Geetha Menon, ICMR, Yoginder Pal Singh, in Indian Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics Society of India. Indian Linguistics 74 (3-4) 2013:111-121 ISSN: 0378-0759.

5. 2011 Acoustic Space in Motor Disorders of Speech: Two Case Studies. In IALP (International Association of Asian Language Processing) pp 211-215. 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1. 2013-b Issues in Learning Theories and Pedagogical Practices, (ed) Vol. I Published by Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, 2013.

2. 2013-a Issues in Learning Theories and Pedagogical Practices, (ed) Vol. II Published by Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, 2013.

3. Three volume report on a project titled Mapping, Language, Mind & Brain: Studies in Biolinguistics. Project sponsored by JNU under UPOE Scheme of the UGC, 2002-2007. Yash Publications, New Delhi.- 3.1 Vol.1. Acquisition Studies on Indian Bilingual Children. Vol. II. Communication Disorders: Studies on Aphasia, Acalculia and Dysarthria. Vol.III Voices and Genes. (Jointly with RNK Bamezai) 

Patents (if any)