Pramod Pandey

Professor, Centre for Linguistics, School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110067

Email: pkpandey [at] mail.jnu.ac.in; pkspandey [at] yahoo.com; pkspandey [at] gmail.com
TEL:+91-11-26704226/ 26704199 (O), -26741258 (R), -9810979446 (M)

Prof. Pramod Pandey

Research Interests

Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Prosodic Interfaces, English Language Teaching, Linguistic Theory, Language Change and Evolution, Writing systems and Multilingualim.

Education:

Ph. D. (Linguistics), University of Poona, Pune, 1985.
M. Litt. (English), Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, 1980.
M. A. (Linguistics), University of Poona, Pune, 1977.
M. A. (English), University of Poona, Pune, 1975.
B. A. Hons. (English), University of Poona, Pune, 1973.

Publications

Books (2004-2010)

- 2007. Indic Scripts: Paleographic and Linguistic Perspectives. Editors: P. G. Patel, P. K. S. Pandey and D. Rajgor. New Delhi: D K Printworld.

- 2006. Revision of Books I and II: Phonetics and Phonology for the B. A. Linguistics syllabus of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

- In press. Sounds and their patterns in Indic languages. (Cambridge University Press India).

Papers (2004-2010)

- “On the Nature of Reason in the present-day research”. In Hasnain, Imtiaz, S. and Chaudhary, S. C. (eds.), Problematizing Language Studies: Cultural, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives- Essays in Honour of of Rama Kant Agnihotri. New Delhi: Aakar Books. Pp. 387-97. 2010.

- Gibbon, Dafydd / Pandey, Pramod / Haokip, D. Mary Kim / Bachan, Jolanta: "Prosodic issues in synthesising thadou, a tibeto-burman tone language", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 500-503. 2009

- “Formal and functional aspects of phonological knowledge”. In Agnihotri, R. K. & Hardy, J. P. (eds.), Contruction of Knowledge. New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers. 2009.

- “Issues in the Acquisition of Foreign Language Phonology: Aspects of Korean Sound Structure for Hindi-speaking Learners”. In Fouser, Robert J. (ed.), Contemporary Korean Linguistics: International Perspecctives- In Honour of Professor Sang-Oak Lee. Gyeonggi-do, Korea: Thaehaksa Publising Co. Pp. 231-50. 2010. [Also in Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2009

- “Indo-Aryan phonology”. To appear. In New Indo-Aryan Languages. Moscow: Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences. [Languages of the World series] 2010.

- “Aspects of the word phonology of the Austro-Asiatic languages of India”. To appear (2009). In K. S. Nagaraja et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Austro-Asiatic Languages, Deccan College, Pune. 2007.

- “Phonology-orthography interface in Devanagari for Hindi”. Written Language and Literacy, 10 (2): 139-156. 2007.

- “Developments in Indian Linguistics 1965-2005: Phonology”. In K. S. Nagaraja et al. (eds.) Research Trends in Lexicography, Sanskrit and Linguistics: Proceedings of Seminar in Honour of Professor S. M. Katre. Deccan College, Pune, India. Pp. 121-132. 2007.

- “Akshara as the minimum articulatory unit”. In: Indic Scripts: Paleographic and Linguistic Perspectives. Editors: P. G. Patel, P. K. S. Pandey and D. Rajgor. New Delhi: D K Printworld. 2007. Pp. 167-232.

- “Phonological and generative aspects of Brahmi script”. In Indic Scripts: Paleographic and Linguistic Perspectives. Editors: P. G. Patel, P. K. S. Pandey and D. Rajgor. New Delhi: D K Printworld. 2007. Pp. 233-248.

- “Retroflex consonants in Indic languages”. Indian Linguistics 67, 2006.

- “Second language varieties have a life of their own”. In Jolayemi, Demola (ed.), Essays on Adgbija [Invited paper for a volume to be published in Germany.] To appear.

- “Diachronic perspective on linguistic knowledge”. Festschrift for Professor Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany. [Also in Research Journal, Dept of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu Unversity, Varanasi, 2006].

Reviews (select):

- Review of Ritva Laury et al. (eds.) Perspectives in Linguistics: Essays in Honour of P. J. Mistry, New Delhi: Indian Institute of Language Studies, 2003. In Linguist List 2005, and Indian Linguistics.

- Review of Yamuna Kachru, Hindi. London/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2007. In Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, pp. 156-161, 2007. (Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin and N. Y.)

Papers (select from 1977-2005)

- “Vowels in Indian languages”. Indian Linguistics 66, 77-84, 2005.

- Phonetic and phonological bases of Hindi orthography. 2003. Working Papers on International Symposium on Indic Scripts, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo.

- Grammar and ‘Óthers’. In Abbi, A., Gupta, R. S. and Kidwai, A. (eds.), Linguistic structure and language dynamics in South Asia: Papers from SALA XVIII Roundtable. Delhi: Motilal Banarasidass. Pp. 277-90. 2001.

- Optionality, lexicality and sound change. Journal of Linguistics 33: 91-130. 1997.

- Schwa fronting in Hindi. Studies in Linguistic Sciences. ( Illinois) 1992.

- Hindi-Urdu phonology since 1968. In R. N. Srivastava (ed.) Language and Text: Studies in Honour of Ashok R Kelkar. Delhi: Kalinga Publications. 155- 170 Pp. 1992.

- Optional rules in lexical phonology. In W. Bahner et al. (eds), Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of Linguists. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 510-13Pp. 1990.

- Hindi schwa deletion. Lingua 82: 277-311. 1990.

- Word accentuation in Hindi. Lingua 77:37-73. 1989.

- On rhythm in English. CIEFL Bulletin XVIII. 1982.

- On a description of the phonology of Indian English. CIEFL Bulletin XVII (1):11-19. 1981. (Also in R. K. Agnihotri and A. L. Khanna, eds., Second Language Acquisition, Sage Publications, New Delhi, pp. 198-207.)

- Nasalization in Havyaka Kannada. IJDL 1977.

Seminar Presentations and Talks (selected since 2004)

- ‘Characterizing multilingualism in India’. Panelist for the panel on “Multilingualism and Multilingual Education”, SALA29, CIIL, Mysore, 5 January 2011.

- ‘”Just phonology”- Some thoughts in Response to Rajendra Singh’. Seminar on Language, Mathematics, Music and Society, Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur, Feb 26, 2010.

- ‘The Role of Markedness and Feature Interaction in the Emergence of Novel Allophones’. Talks given at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, 18 June 2009, and at the Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, 4 June 2009.

- ‘Hybridity and linguistic capacity’. Paper presented at International Workshop on “Impure Languages”, 3-4 October, 2008, University of Hamburg, Germany.

- ‘Reduplication in South Asian Languages: A Typological Study’. Talk given for EDUSAT on 18. 06.2007, Consortium for Educational Communication, Aruna Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi.

- ‘ Is there a Western Mode of Thinking?’ Talk given at the Department of Journalism and Communication, The M. S. University of Baroda, 24 March, 2007.

- ‘Language, Nation and Hindustani’. Special lecture at National Seminar on “Hindustani as Metaphor”, Dept of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. March 27-29, 2007.

- ‘Issues in the Acquisition of Foreign Language Phonology: Aspects of Korean Sound Structure for Hindi-speaking Learners’. Special Lecture at Seminar on Korean Language Teaching, JNU, University of Delhi and Korea Foundation, India Habitat Centre, Delhi 22 February 2007.

- ‘The Role of Feature Economy and Markedness in the Emergence of Novel Segments as Allophones: Arguments from Korean’. International Seminar PACKS 2007.

- Lectures on Lexical Phonology. January 9-11, 2006. International Winter School in Phonology, January 2-21, 2006, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India.

- U. G. C. Fellow lectures on “Sounds of Indian Languages”, March 23 -31, 2005, Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar.

- Plenary Lecture on “Formal and Functional Aspects of Phonological Knowledge’, International Seminar on the Construction of Knowledge, Vidyabhavan Society, Udaipur, April 16-18, 2004.

- Lectures on ‘Phonetics-Phonology Interface’ at the International Research Winter School in Morphology, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, 5-7 January, 2004.

- ‘Possible Words’. Talk given at the Bellagio Study and Research Centre, Bellagio, Italy, 9 July 2003.

- ‘Sounds and their patterns in the languages of India’. Talk given at the Department of Linguistics, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 4 June, 2003.

Positions Held:

i. Professor, Centre of Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1 Jan 2006 to this day.

ii. Professor, Centre of Linguistics and English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1 June 2001 to 31 January 2005.

iii. Professor, Department of Linguistics, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, 4 April 1999 to 31 May 2001.

iv. Reader, Department of Linguistics, The M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, 24 September 1996 to 3 April 1999.

v. Reader (Assoc. Professor), Department of English, Faculty of Education, Ibb, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, 7 December 1991 to 30 September 1995.

vi. Reader, Department of Linguistics, South Gujarat University, Surat, 14 July, 1986 to 6 December, 1991.

vii. Lecturer, Department of English, University of Jabalpur (later Rani Durgavati University), Jabalpur, M. P., 6 December 1978 to 12 July, 1986.

Projects

i. In Progress. INSA-DFG project “Focus in Hindi and in Indian English” in collaboration with Professor Caroline Fery, Instute of Linguistics, Johann Wilhelm Goethe-University, Frankfurt-am Mein, July 2011-June 2012.

ii. In Progress. Project entitled “Creation of Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Generation of Pronunciation lexicon for Indian Languages (PL-IL) in W3C Pronunciation Lexicon Standard (PLS) and Example Lexicons in Hindi and Bangla”, in collaboration with Dr S. Das Mandal, IIT, Kharagpur. The project is funded by the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and Technology, Government of India. (Duration: 18 months, starting in January 2011)

Other Details :

1. Taught at UGC refresher courses on English phonetics and phonology at various places, including Agra, Aligarh, Delhi, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram.

2. Taught a full course on Business Communication at the M. B.A. Programme of the M. S. University of Baroda, 1997-2001.

3. Organized a one-day International Seminar on English as a World Language, 12-03- 2008.

4. Invited to lecture and organize workshops on Spoken English at various organizations.

5. Invited to deliver lectures on “Varieties of English” and “Indian English” at Free University, Berlin, May 2009, and at Nijmegen University, Nijmegen, May 2009.

6. Contributed a series of invited articles on Spoken English to FORTELL, an associate of TESOL:

Membership of Professional Bodies

Present:
- Member, Board of Studies, Mahatma Gandhi International University, Wardha, Maharashtra. 2011-13.

- Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 2009-2011.

- Member, Board of Studies, Department of English, Himachal University, Simla, 2011-2013.

- Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University, 2007-2009, 2009-2011.

- Member, Board of Studies, Department of English, Assam University, Silchar, 2008-2011.

- Member, Special Committee for Devnagari VIP, DIT, Govt of India. 2011.

- Member, Project Review and Steering Committee (PRSG) on consortium project “Speech based Access for Agricultural Prices”, DIT Govt of India project, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai. 2010-12.

- Member, Project Review and Steering Committee (PRSG) on consortium project “Development of Text-to-Speech Systems of Indian Languages”, DIT Govt of Inida project, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai. 2009-11.

- Member, Steering Committee, Multilingualism and Education in India, Zakir Hussein Centre for Educational Studies. 2009-11.

- Member, Distance Education Council for English, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

- Life Member, Linguistic Society of India, Pune, and International Dravidian Linguistics, Association, Thiruvananthapuram.

Recent Past:
- Member, Editorial Committee, Indian Linguistics, Journal of the Linguistic Society of India. 2006-08.

- Member, Committee on Publications in Linguistics, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2006-08.

- Member, Advisory Committee, UGC SAP in Linguistics, Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, 2002-2006.

- Member, Advisory Committee, UGC SAP in Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, 2005-07.

- Member, Advisory Committee, UGC SAP in English, CLE, SLL&CS, JNU, New Delhi, 2003- 2008.

- Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 2003-2005.

- Member, Board of Studies, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU (2008-2010), Board of Studies, Centre for German Studies, JNU (2007-2008), Board of Studies, Zakir Hussein Centre for Educational Research , JNU (2007-2008).

Fellowships and Awards:

i. Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, Visiting Professor, CNRS Lab, Sorbonne, University of Paris-3, 2009.

ii. Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Fellowship, Bellagio, Italy, 16 June - 15 July, 2003.

iii. Guest Scientist, Department of Linguistics, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 16 April-15 June 2003.

iii. Nuffield Foundation Traveling Fellowship, University of York, England, 1990.

iv. Third World Linguists Award, XIV World Congress of Linguists, Berlin, 1987.

v. Institute Fellowship, 1987 Linguistic Institute, Stanford University, 1987.

Administrative responsibilities:

Have been Chairperson of three departments for a total of 10 years, acted as convener of university level meetings, sat as expert in selection committees at different universities and institutes, and was Visitor’s Nominee at a Central University for a period of three years, April 2005-March 2008.

Academic Responsibilities:

Served as member and convenor of UGC committees on Linguistics.

Research supervision:

Supervised M. Phil. and Ph. D. theses in the following areas: Phonetics, Phonology, Descriptive Grammar, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics and Computational Linguistics.

In progress: Ph. D. theses in diverse areas: Phonetics, Phonology, Descriptive Grammar, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics, Computational Linguistics, Linguistic Philosophy, and Speech Pathology.

academia.edu profile:

http://jnu.academia.edu/PramodPandey