Native Languages of the Southwest at UT Arlington
From the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop; the Alabama group, with UT Arlington Linguistics &Student Lori McLain Pierce

Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington

CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language Research

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Shobhana Chelliah


Biography

Shobhana Chelliah’s primary research area is the study of Tibeto-Burman languages, primarily those spoken in Manipur state, northeast India. Her publications include A Grammar of Meithei (Mouton 1997) and the Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork (co-authored with Willem de Reuse, Springer 2011). With NSF funding, she has been working with Lamkang community of Manipur to develop a practical orthography and create an online dictionary for their community. Other projects she is working on Manipur include the study and digitization of old Manipuri manuscripts from the 16th-18th centuries. In her spare time, she enjoys researching the structure and use of English around the world, with special emphasis on the use of English in novels written by Indian authors and the teaching of English in the former British colonies. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Himalayan Linguistics and is on the Editorial Board Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area and the Journal of South Asian Linguistics. She is currently the Program Director for the Documenting Endangered Languages program at the National Science Foundation.



CoLang 2014 Course
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