Mysuru: A boot camp on ‘Theoretical and Experimental Phonology’ was organised by the Educational Technology Unit (ETU) of Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru with the objective to train the participants on contemporary theories and practices in the area of phonology with their
application on field and laboratory data. Participants will be exposed with the most relevant frameworks prevalent in the area of (theoretical and experimental) phonology, and also their
comparative preference over each other given choice research focus.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. G Uma Maheshwara Rao said that there is a need for more research in the area of linguistics, particularly phonology. While focusing on the historical phonology, he said that the discipline of phonology may be regarded as old as the evolution of the human race itself.
Prof. Rajnath Bhat, Professor of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University, who was the guest of honour and an expert in boot camp, called on the scholars and researchers of the linguistics to come forward to take-up some serious investigations in the area of phonology from the perspective Traditional Indian
Schools of Knowledge. He explained the distribution of major phonological features across major languages spoken in India.
Prof. D.G. Rao. Director, CIIL in his presidential remarks, said that young scholars of this workshop should make use of this rare opportunity by interacting with the experts who are well known in the field of Linguistics especially phonology and sound concern.
Prof. P. Perumal Swamy. Professor-cum-Deputy, Director of CIIL and Head of ETU, welcomed the guests and participants, Dr Aleendra Brahma, LJRO, CIIL, proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Pankaj Dwivedi, Lecturer cum Junior Research Officer (LJRO), CIIL & Officer-in-charge of ETU, CIIL and the coordinator of the workshop spoke about the modus operandi and conceptual working of the boot camp.
Ten well-known experts in the area of linguistics and phonology from various Universities, IITs and other institutions will train the participants in the areas relevant to the theme of the boot camp as per schedule provided for them. Forty teachers and research scholars from various Universities, IITs, NITs and other institutes of the country participating in this workshop. (MR).