Designation: Asst Professor
Specialization: Generative Syntax
Contact: +91-8974922920 and +91-9953773476
Email: litrajkumar1 [AT] gmail.com
Ph.D. in Linguistics (submitted) at Jawaharlal Nehru University (Topic: ‘Information-Structure Related Doubling in Meiteilon’).
M.Phil. in Linguistics (2012) from University of Delhi (Topic: ‘Nominal and Verbal Honorific Markers of Meiteilon’).
Cleared UGC NET-JRF in 2011(June).
M.A. in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi (2009).
B.A. (General) from Dhanamanjuri College of Arts, Imphal, Manipur University (2007).
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2018. “Verb-Doubling vis-à-vis Copy Recoverability: an account of Verb-doubling in Meiteilon”. In Yoen-Mee Park (ed.), The Syntax-Phonology Interface in Generative Grammar, Proceedings of The 20th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar: 343-355.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2016. “Sluicing the verbal double: a view through Meiteilon”. In Proceedings of Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 5, Balusu, Rahul and Sandhya Sundaresan (Eds.), p50-63.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2017. “Control in Meiteilon: a case of recoverable PRO”. Poster presented at the Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 7(FASAL-7), 4th – 5th March 2017 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2016. “Verbal Recursion in Meiteilon”. Paper presented at the 22nd Himalayan Languages Symposium (HLS-22), 8th – 10th June 2016 at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Rajkumar, Lalit and Reena Ashem. 2016. “Nominalization: a strategy for honorific enhancement”. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference of South Asian Languages (ICOSAL-12), 7th – 9th January 2016 at University of Hyderabad.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2015b. “Verb-doubling/predicate-cleft constructions in Meiteilon”. Paper presented at the 37th International Conference of Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-37), 15th - 17th October 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2015a. “Sluicing the verbal double: a view through Meiteilon”. Poster presented at the Fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL-5), 11th - 12th April 2015 at Yale University.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2014b. “DO-support in Meiteilon: questioning the language specific-ness”. Paper presented at the International Conference of Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-36), 1st - 4th December 2014 at University of Kerala.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2014a. “Verbal Doubling in Meiteilon”. Paper presented at the 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA Roundtable-30), 6th - 8th February 2014 at Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad.
Ashem, Reena and Lalit Rajkumar. 2013. “Syntax-phonology interface in Meiteilon suffixes: an account of /l/, /n/ distribution in the derived and underived paradigm”. Paper presented at the 35th Annual & 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI), 27th - 29th November 2013 at the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2013. “Perfect in Meeteilon”. Paper presented at the Seventh Students’ Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI-7), 8th - 10th February 2013 at AMU, Aligarh.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2011. “Wielding the double-edged Meiteilon Verbal Honorific Markers: in awe of the sharp edges of -ce/je and -pi/-bi”. Paper presented at the 44th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, 7th - 9th October 2011 at CIIL, Mysore.
Rajkumar, Lalit. 2010. “Problems and Prospects of Prototyping the Verbal Honorific Markers of Meiteilon”. Paper presented at the 32nd All India Conference of Linguists, 21st - 23rd December 2010 at University of Lucknow.
Participated in the 9th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains (LISSIM-9), from 24th May to 6th June, 2015, held at Solang, Himachal Pradesh.
Participated in a workshop titled, Clausal Complementation held on the 11th and 12th of December, 2014 at Centre for Linguistics, JNU.
Participated in the 8th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains (LISSIM-8), from 24th May to 6th June, 2014, held at Solang, Himachal Pradesh.
Participated in the 7th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains (LISSIM-7), from 26th May to 15th June, 2013, held at Sidhbari, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.
Participated in the QIP sponsored workshop on the Faculty of Language: Design and Interfaces held from 11-12 February, 2013 at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Membership of professional body
A Life Member of the Linguistic Society of India since 3rd December 2014.
19th Oct, 2013. Presented a paper titled, 'Nominal and Verbal Honorific Markers of Meiteilon' at the Monthly Seminar of the Manipur Research Forum (MRF), JNU.
4th Oct, 2013. Presented a paper titled, 'Nominal and Verbal Honorific Markers of Meiteilon' at Lingchai, IIT Delhi.
4th Sept, 2013. Presented a paper titled, 'A morpho-phonological analysis of the /l/-initial suffixes of Meiteilon', at the JNU Phonetics-Phonology Colloquium (JNU_PPC), JNU.