Tanmoy Bhattacharya
Professor of Linguistics
Tanmoy Bhattacharya on ResearchGate


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

Varies as per semester
Winter Semester, 2020:
Wed 11:00-1:30
And by appointment

List of Published Papers in Linguistics

  1. Grammar of Tangkhul (jointly with Thangjam Hindustani Devi), CIIL Revisiting Grammar Series, 2003
  2. Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics. 2005. Mouton. (Edited)
  3. Linguistic Theory and South-Asian Languages - Essay in honour of K.A. Jayaseelan. Edited by Bayer, Josef, Tanmoy Bhattacharya and M.T. Hany Babu; John Benjamins, Linguistik Aktuell Series (2007)
  4. Argument Structure edited by Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Eric Reuland and Giorgos Spathas; John Benjamins (2007)
  5. Indian Sign language(s) edited by Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Nisha Grover, and Surinder Randhawa; Orient Blackswan (2014)
  1. (2022) “Language and Culture” in The Routledge Companion to Northeast India, edited by Jelle J. P. Wouters and Tanka B Subba, Routledge, London; pp. 284-291; ISBN: 9781003285540.
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  3. (2022) “Language and Migration” in The Routledge Companion to Northeast India, edited by Jelle J. P. Wouters and Tanka B Subba, Routledge, London; pp. 292-298; ISBN: 9781003285540
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  5. (2022) “A Morphosyntactic Account of Agreement in Mara.” In Angles of Object Agreement, Andrew Nevins, Anita Peti-Stantić, Mark de Vos, and Jana Willer Gold (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University press. (jointly with Jyoti Sharma); 84-109; ISBN: 9780192897749
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  7. (2022) “Shifting the epistemic centre: teachings from sign linguistics”, in Critical Essays on Disability Rights Jurisprudence: Combating Exclusion, Embracing Inclusion, Ed. Jain, Sanjay. Bloomsbury, pp. 101-129
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  9. (2022) “Awakening Inherent Linguistic Structures: Modification and Order”, in Language and Language Teaching, No. 21, pp. 27-36
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  11. (2021) “Optionality and variation in agreement in some Hindi participles” in Ghanshyam Sharma and John J. Lowe (eds.), Trends in South Asian Linguistics. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. ISBN: 9783110752939
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  13. (2021) “Are We All Alike? Questioning the Pathologies of the ‘Normate’” in V. Gupta, R.K. Agnihotri, M. Panda (eds.) Modern Transformations and the Challenges of Inequalities in Education in India, Orient BlackSwan; pp. 431-463. ISBN 978-93-5442-095-5
  14. (2020) Service and Knowledge: The Emergence of Disability Studies Extension in In: Mehrotra N. (ed.), Disability Studies in India, Springer, First Online 03 April 2020; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2616-9_7; Print ISBN978-981-15-2615-2; Online ISBN978-981-15-2616-9a, Springer.
  15. (2018) Disability Studies as Resistance: The Politics of Estrangement in In: Anita Ghai (ed.) Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience, Sage India: Delhi, pp75-98.
  16. (2018) Being Human Again: Stories of Evolution; Part 2, neScholar vol. 1.4; 44-53
  17. (2017) Adoption of Universal Design for Learning for Meaningful Inclusion,Child and Disability edited by D. Sonpal, S. Prasad, and S. Vaishnav, Prabhat Publishing House
  18. (2017) Being Human Again: Stories of Evolution; Part 1, neScholar vol. 3.4; 20-30
  19. (2017) Peopling the Northeast: Part 5, neScholar vol. 3.3; 54-64
  20. (2017) Peopling the Northeast: Part 4, neScholar vol. 3.1; 52-65
  21. (2016) Peopling the Northeast: Part 3, neScholar vol. 2.4; 66-75
  22. (2016) Peopling the Northeast: Part 2, neScholar vol. 2.4; 66-75
  23. (2016) Inner/Outer Politeness in Central Māgadhan Prākrit Languages: Agree as Labeling”, Linguistics Analysis,, vol. 40 (3-4), 1-40.
  24. (2016) Diversity at Workplace and in Education in N. Ghosh (ed.), Interrogating Disability in India, Springer.
  25. (2016) To Be Human: The Introduction, neScholar vol. 2.3; 66-73
  26. (2016) But Words Can Never Hurt: The Linguistic Construction of Disability in Text and Discourse, Language and Language Teaching vol. 5.2.10; 53-60
  27. (2015) Copula-less Nominal Sentences and Matrix-C0 Clauses: A Planar View of Phrase Structure,in The UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 27, Edited by Laura E. Aldridge and Caterina Paolazzi, 1-20.
  28. (2015-16) Pollock-er Bakko-bhango othoba Butterfly Effect, (in Bangla: Pollock's Sentence-breaking or the Butterfly Effect), Ebong Mushayra Vol 22, Nos. 3-4 (pp. 21-32).
  29. (2014) Sign Iconicity and New Epistemologies, in The Sign Language(s) of India edited by Tanmoy Bhattacharya et al., Orient BlackSwan, Delhi.
  30. (2014) Legislation and Policies in relation to Sign Language and Sign Language Rights, in The Sign Language(s) of Indiaedited by Tanmoy Bhattacharya et al., Orient BlackSwan, Delhi
  31. (2012) Transdisciplinarity and the Biopolitics of New Genetics, Review of Schramm, Katharina; Skinner, David; Rottenburg, Richard, eds., Identity Politics and the New Genetics: Re/Creating Categories of Difference and Belonging.H-Disability, H-Net Reviews. December, 2012.
  32. (2012) History of the Calcutta Deaf and Dumb School, in Disability History Association Newsletter, edited by Penny L. Richards, Disability History Association.
  33. (2012) Sluicing in Indo-Aryan: An Investigation of Bangla and Hindi (with Andrew Simpson), in Sluicing in a cross-linguistic perspective, edited by Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson, Oxford University Press.
  34. (2011) Diagnosing double object constructions in Bangla/Bengali, Lingua, Vol 121, Issue 6, May 2011.
  35. (2011) Space-Machine. In Proceedings of Episteme 4, Homi Bhaba Centre for Science, Mumbai (jointly with Hidam Gourshyam) (international conference to review Research on Science, TEchnology and Mathematics Education).
  36. (2010)The politics of multiculturalism. Published in Problematizing Language Studies, ed. By Imtiaz Hasnain and Shreesh Choudhary, AAKAR Books, Delhi; India. pp 169-184, (jointly with H. Basantarani).
  37. (2010) Re-examining Issue of Inclusion in Education, Published in Economic and Political Weekly of India, 17th April, 2010
  38. (2010) With Eyes Wide Shut: Sharing as Freedom. Cognitive Science,In Knowledge, Language and Learning, edited by Rama Kant Agnihotri and H.D. Dewan, Macmillan, Delhi.
  39. (2008) India not as a Linguistic Area: An insight from Minimalism. In Emeneu Centenary Celebration Volume, CIIL, Mysore.
  40. (2008) There is a flower on the table. In Bangla Linguistics edited by Niladri Dash and Pabitra Sarkar, Toddler Publications, Calcutta.
  41. (2008) Auxiliary Selection and Aspect in Bangla. 25th Special volume of Indian Journal of Linguistics.
  42. (2007) Now you see it, now you don't: Superiority and Sluicing in Bangla, in Argument Structure, John Benjamins
  43. (2006) Seeking Alternative Truths: A Postmodern Reading of Minimalism. Alochona Chakra (Special issue on Chomsky)
  44. (2006) Butterpillar or Caterfly? The Bangla Passive in a Minimalist Parser. Proceedings of the 1st National Symposium on Modeling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages (MSPIL). IIT, Mumbai.
  45. (2006) Identification of RC as Nominal Dependency Relation (with Nguyen Chi Duy Khuong), Proceedings of the 1st National Symposium on Modeling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages (MSPIL). IIT Mumbai.
  46. (2005) With Eyes Wide Shut: Sharing as Freedom. Proceedings of Conference on Construction of Knowledge, Vidya Bhavan society, Udaipur.
  47. (2004) Why Cleft? (jointly with Thangjam Hindustani Devi), CSLI Publications, Stanford.
  48. (2003) Wh Movement in a Wh in-situ language in Linguistics Inquiry 34.1 (jointly with Andrew Simpson)
  49. (2002) Minimal Look-Ahead in Yearbook of SA Languages and Linguistics, vol 5, ed. by Rajendra Singh, SAGE.
  50. (2002) Auxiliaries as light verbs: evidence from south Asian languages (with  Hanybabu M.T., Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet, Jena and  Kalyanmalini Sahoo, University of Trondheim) in SKY Journal of Lingusitics, Helsinki
  51. (2002) Peripheral and Clause-internal Complementizers in Bangla: A Case for Remnant Movement. Western Conference in Linguistics (WECOL), 2001, edt by Vida Samiian, Fresno.
  52. (2002) Auxiliaries as Heavily Grammaticalized Light Verbs: Evidence from South Asian Languages(Jointly with M.T. Hanybabu and Kalyanamalini Sahoo). Western Conference in Linguistics (WECOL), 2001, edt by Visa Samiian, Fresno, CA.
  53. (2001) The puzzle of the Bangla Comp-Internal clauses. In Snippets 3,
  54. (2001) NUM/Q-CLA as a Complex Head  in Semi-Lexical Heads, eds. Henk van Riemsdijk & Norbert Corver, Mouton de Gruyter
  55. (2001) Bangla; Bengali. In Encyclopedia of World's Languages: Past and Presented. by Jane Gary and Carl Rubino, WW Wilson, New York.
  56. (2000) Wh-Movement in a Wh-in-situ language   Proceedings of NELS 30, GLSA, Amherst
  57. (2000) Feature-Percolation, Pied Piping, and Transparency Proceedings of the North-West Centre for Linguistics International Conference on QUESTIONS,Manchester
  58. (2000) Feature-Percolation, Pied Piping, and Transparency, SOAS Working Papers in Lingusitics and Phonetics, vol 9.
  59. (2000) Gerundial Aspect and NP Movement. In Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, vol 3, ed. by Rajendra Singh, SAGE.
  60. (1999) In Search of the Vague 'One'  ConSOLE 7; University of Leiden.
  61. (1999) Weak Possession and Deixis inside the DP (jointly with Ara Shah) ConSOLE 7; University of Leiden.
  62. (1999) Specificity in the Bangla DP; in Yearbook on South Asian Languages and Linguistics, vol 2, ed. Rajendra. Singh, SAGE Publications.
  63. (1998) The Bangla Subjunctive  (forthcoming) in PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS OF TENSE AND MOOD SELECTION, Bergamo, 2-4 July, 1998,
  64. (1998) DP-internal NP Movement UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, vol 10.
  65. (1998) Modality Operators in Bangla PILC Journal of Dravidic Studiesvol 8.2. 153-166
  66. (1998) Kinship Inversion in Bangla> PLUM Series, vol 7.
  67. (1998) A Review of Logical Form and Directionality by Josef Bayer in Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics vol 1, Sage Publications.
  68. (1997) Principle-Based Parsing: Its Application to MT; (jointly with Probal Dasgupta) in The NLP Reader edt by Rajiv Sangal, BN Patnaik and V Chaitanya, Prentice Hall (India).
  69. (1996) Classifiers, Word Order and Definiteness; (jointly with Probal Dasgupta), 1996 in Word Order in Indian Languagesedt by Aditi Mukherjee and P. Swarajya Laxmi, Booklinks.
  70. (1995) Politeness as a Social Phenomenon Journal of the M.S. University of Baroda vol 43, no 2
  71. (1995) DPs in Bangla, Journal of the M.S. University of Baroda vol 43, no 1.
  72. (1994) Politeness Strategies in Korean: A Reduced Gricean Framework, PILC Journal of Dravidic Studies vol 4, no 2.
  73. (1994) Classifiers and the Bangla DP;(jointly with Probal Dasgupta) in Select Papers from SALA XV, ed by A. Davison and F. Smith, Univ of Iowa.
  74. (1994) Review of Language Development and Planning: A Pluralistic Paradigm by UN Singh in South Asian Language Review vol 4, no 1.
  75. (1993) Machine Translating DPs across Bangla and Hindi; in Proceedings of the National Seminar on Applied Linguistics, Bharathiyar Univ.
  76. (1991) Head Internal Relative Clause Climbing in Korean; in Indian Journal of Linguistics, vol 18, 1991