Courses
1. Ph.D. Programme
2. M.A. (Linguistics): 2 years - 20+10 seats
3. PG Diploma in Applied Linguistics: 1 year - 20 seats
   
Head
Dr. Mohd. Ansari
M.A, B.Ed., L.L.M., M.Phil.
   
Chairperson, BOS
Dr. C. S. Swathi
M.Sc (Sp&Hg), M.A (Ling.), Ph.D (Ling.)
   
 
 

The department was established in 1962 with the institution of a Tagore centenary Chair in Linguistics funded by the Government of India and the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the year 1977. After its completion, the Department was elevated to the status of a Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) in Linguistics in 1985. The UGC has awarded the 4th phase of CAS status to the department in the year 2013 to 2018 with the grant of 70 Lacks (35 Lacks recurring and 35 Lacks non-recurring). Prof D. Vasanta has served as the coordinator and Sri Mohammad Ansari as Dy. coordinator. The department was sanctioned additional funds to the tune of Rs.13 Lacks by the UGC under 'Assistance for Strengthening of Infrastructure in Humanities and Social Sciences' (ASIHSS) programme for a period of three years, i.e. from 2004 to 2007. Prof. Bh. Krishnamurti, served as principal Art Collage and also served as V.C. at Univeristy of Hyderabad (1986-93), Prof. H. S. Ananthanarayana, Prof. C. Ramarao, Prof. B. Lakshmi Bai and Prof. Aditi Mujherjee, all faculty members of this department have served as Dean, Faculty of Arts, O.U.

Prof. B. Ramakrishna Reddy, served as Registrar, PSR Telugu University Hyderabad and Dravidian University Kuppam.

Prof. C. Rama Rao, Prof. B. Lakshmi Bai and Prof. Aditi Mukherjee, all faculty members of this department have served as Dean, Faculty of Arts, O.U. The following are the major thrust areas of the Department:

  • Psycholinguistics: Theoretical and Applied (including Neuro and Clinical Linguistics)

  • Sociolinguistics (including contract and convergence with special reference to the tribal languages of Central India and Dravidian Language)

  • Applied Linguistics (including Lexicography, Translation Studies and Educational Linguistics)

The M.A. programme in linguistics was started in 1962. P.G. Diploma in Applied Linguistics and the Ph.D programme was introduced in the year 1965. The M.Phil programme was started in 1973. So far, 50 M.Phil and 29 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded.

The Department Seminar Library has about 8,500 books pertaining to different branches of linguistics and it is considered as the second best collection at the national level. Back volumes of many of the journals in Linguistics are available for research and reference. The Department has a Computer Lab with 10-internet-ready computers. The Department brings out the refereed journal Osmania Papers in Linguistics annually. Volume 38 (2012) has been published and Vol.39 & 40 are in progress. In addition, the department has brought out proceedings of select seminars and conferences.

The students and some of the faculty members have been participating in the preparation of textbooks in tribal languages undertaken by Tribal Cultural and Research Centre and Government of Andhra Pradesh. Starting from the academic year (2016-2017) CBCS pattern has been implemented.
 

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Courses Offered

  • Ph.D. Programme

  • M.A. (Linguistics): 2 years - 20+10 seats

  • PG Diploma in Applied Linguistics: 1 year - 20 seats

Paper titles and Syllabus for M.A. (Ling) Programme Based on CBCS 2016-2017 Onwards

           Semester I ( 24 Credits)

S.No.

Course

Area

Paper Code

Title of Paper

Credits

1.

Core

Core

C 101

PHONETICS-I

5

2.

Core

Core

C 102

PHONOLOGY -I

5

3.

Core

Core

C 103

MORPHOLOGY -I

5

4.

Elective-I

Elective-A

E 104(A)I

SYNTAX-I

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 104(B)I

STRUCTURE OF TELUGU

4

5.

Elective-II

Elective-A

E 105(A)II

SEMANTICS

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 105(B)II

STRUCTURE OF ENGLISH

4

6

Tutorial / Seminar

 

LINGS-I

TUTORIAL -  I / SEMINAR - I

1

Semester II( 24 Credits)

S.No.

Course

Area

Paper No.

Title of Paper

Credits

1.

Core

Core

C 201

SOCIOLINGUISTICS

5

2.

Core

Core

C 202

HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

5

3.

Core

Core

C 203

PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

5

4.

Elective-I

Elective-A

E 204(A)I

LANGUAGE FAMILIES OF SOUTH ASIA

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 204(B)I

TRANSLATION STUDIES

4

5.

Elective-II

Elective-A

E 205(A)II

LEXICOGRAPHY

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 205(B)II

DIALECTOLOGY

4

 6

Tutorial / Seminar

 

LINGS-II

TUTORIAL - II / SEMINAR - II

1

Semester III  ( 24 Credits)

S.No.

Course 

Area

Paper No.

Title of Paper

Credits

1.

Core

Core

C 301

PHONOLOGY-II

5

2.

Core

Core

C 302

MORPHOLOGY-II

5

3.

Core

Core

C 303

FIELD METHODS IN LINGUISTICS

5

4.

Elective-I

Elective-A

E 304(A)I

COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS-I

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 304(B)I

APPLIED SOCIOLINGUISTICS

4

5.

Elective-II

Elective-A

E 305(A) II

LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND VARIATION   ( I.D )

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 305(B) II

PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE  ( I.D )

4

 6

Seminar

 

LINGS-III

SEMINAR - III

1

 

           Semester IV ( 24 Credits)

 

S.No.

Course

Area

Paper No.

Title of Paper

Credits

1.

Core

Core

C 401

PHONETICS-II

5

2.

Core

Core

C 402

SYNTAX-II

5

3.

Core

Core

C 403

NEUROLINGUISTICS

5

4.

Elective-I

Elective-A

E 404(A)I

LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODS

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 404(B)I

COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS-II

4

5.

Elective-II

Elective-A

E 405(A) II

PROJECT

4

 

 

Elective-B

E 405(B) II

EDUCATIONAL LINGUSITCS

4

 6.

Seminar

 

LINGS-IV

SEMINAR - IV

1

Total Credits: 96

Note: Complete details about the course may please be obtained from the Head of the department

TEACHING FACULTY

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

Sri. Mohammad Ansari

M.A, M.Phil., B.Ed., L.L.M.
Head & Chairman BoS, Dy. Coordinator CAS phase-IV.
Specialization: Phonetics, Phonology, Indo-Aryan Languages

 ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Dr. C.S. Swathi,
M.Sc (Sp&Hg), M.A (Ling.), Ph.D (Ling.)
Specialization: Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Phonology, Semantics

K. Susheel Kumar,
M.A (Ling.), M.Phil(Ling.), (Ph.D)
Specialization: Socio Linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, Lexicography

K. Balu Naik,
M.Sc, B.Ed, M.A (Ling.), (PhD)
Specialization: Sociolinguistics, Pedagogical Linguistics, Computation Linguistics

 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C)

Dr. V.M. Subramanya Sharma
M.A (Ling.), M.Phil (Ling.), Ph.D (Ling).
Specialization: Descriptive Linguistics, Indian Grammatical Tradition.

Syeda Humera,
MA (Ling)
Specialization: Morphology, syntax, Language Families of South Asia.

 PART TIME LECTURERS

Dr. M. Srikanth

Mr.M. Venkanna
Mr. Ch. Bhuvaneswar

Mr.G. Anjaneyulu

 OFFICE STAFF

Mr. Raghu Rama Rao (Superintendent)
Mr. K. Srinivasulu, (Professional Assistant, Seminar Library)
Mr. Md. Fareed (Attender)