Tanmoy Bhattacharya
Associate Professor of Linguistics


Centre for Advanced Studies in Linguistics
University of Delhi
Delhi 110007

Email: tanmoy at linguistics dot du dot ac dot in

Phone: +91-11-27666676 ext 108

Office Hours

Autmn Semester
Tues 4:00-5:00 pm
Thurs 4:00-5:00 pm
Winter Semester Wed 3:00-5:30
And by appointment


Tanmoy Bhattacharya (PhD, University College London, 1999 as a Commonwealth Scholar) joined the Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi in 2001 as an Associate Professor after a postdoctoral stint as a research scientist in the Cognitive Science Group of the University of Leipzig, Germany. He specilises in Syntax and has also guided research on Sign Language, Psycholinguistics, Parsing, Conversational Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Gender and Disability. He is also the founder secretary of FOSSSIL, which a runs a very successful international Summer School in Syntax & Semantics.Outside of Linguistics, he works in Disability Studies and has been running a reading group called SIG-DSU since 2012.

Citation Index

  • Google Scholar: 820
  • Research gate: 6.10
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    A recent Panel discussion

    A Panel discussion on Linguistics, Genetics, and Philosophy on "Types & Tokens"; the other panelists were Primabada Sarkar (Philosophy, Calcutta University) and Rakesh Mishra (Director, CCMB, Hyderabad). It was recorded on June 9, 2018 in Mumbai and is the 117th episode of the web talk series SynTalk. Listen to it here

    A recent Short Film

    An interview with the famous balladeer from Manipur, Ibemni Devi was made into a short documentary under a Sahapedia UNESCO Fellowhsip:
  • Ibemni Devi: A Picture Gallery
  • A Balladeer Extraordinaire: Nameirakpam (O) Ibemni and the Kohngjom Parba Tradition of Manipur -- A short film by Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Haobam Basantarani

  • Recent Papers