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Lalit Rajkumar

Designation: Asst Professor

Specialization: Generative Syntax

Contact: +91-8974922920 and +91-9953773476

Email: litrajkumar1 [AT] gmail.com

M.Phil.

 

Education

  • 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).

 

Publications

  • 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.

http://www.sicogg.or.kr/pdf/SICOGG20_proceedings.pdf


 

  • 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.

https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/jsal/index.php/fasal/issue/view/14

 

Conference Presentations

  • 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.

 

WORSHOPS/SEMINARS

  • 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.

 

Other Presentations

  • 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.