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Name: Shobhana  Lakshmi Chelliah
Institution: University of North Texas
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Homepage: http://www.cas.unt.edu/~chelliah/
State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Lamkang
Manipuri, Old
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Selected Publications: 2007, with Harimohon Thounaojam. The Lamkang language: grammatical sketch, texts and lexicon. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. Fall 2007.
2005, Asserting Nationhood through Personal Name Choice: the case of the Meithei of Northeast India. Anthropological Linguistics.
2001, Constructs of Indian English in language 'guidebooks'. World Englishes, 161-177.
2004, Polysemy through metonymy: the case of Meithei pi `grandmother'. Studies in Language. Volume 28.2, pages 363-386.
2001, The Role of Text Collection and Elicitation in Linguistic Fieldwork. In Paul Newman and Martha Ratliff eds., Linguistic Fieldwork,
152-166. Cambridge University Press.
1997, Meithei. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Grammar of Meithei
 The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case
 Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork
 The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case
Courses Taught: Discourse Analysis
World English
Linguistic Field Methods

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