Department of Linguistics

Major Contributions : Linguistics

Producing the first generation of linguists in independent India through summer, autumn and winter schools in Linguistics

The summer, autumn and winter courses in linguistics were conducted to train interested scholars with financial help from the Rockefeller Foundation, USA and thereafter, with grants from University Grants Commission, India.

Responsible for establishing departments of Linguistics in various Indian Universities

On the request of the UGC, senior scholars in the department prepared a report on the need for education in Linguistics and gave many suggestions for the same. This led to the opening of departments of Linguistics in many Indian universities.

Pioneering studies in Phonetics in India

The department was the first in India to have established a Phonetics laboratory and a language laboratory. Articulatory and acoustic properties of sounds in the Indian languages were studied.