Faculty Profile


    

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1992.
Major: Linguistics/A Study of Manipuri Grammar
MA, University of Delhi, 1984.
Major: Linguistics/Case Morphemes and Their Functions in the Case System of Manipuri
BA, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, 1982.
Major: English Literature with minors in Philosophy, Indian History and Hindi

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

LING 5030.001, Linguistics and Languages of South Asia, Spring 2020
LING 5910.711, Special Problems, Fall 2019
LING 4130.002, Discovering Language from Data, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5400.001, Tools and Methods for Lexicography and Language Analysis, Spring 2019 SPOT
LING 5300.001, Phonology., Fall 2017 SPOT
LING 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2017
LING 5380.001, Linguistic Field Methods, Spring 2017 SPOT
LING 4050.001, Morphology and Syntax, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
LING 4800.001, Special Seminar in Linguistics, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5400.001, Computational Tools for Language Data, Fall 2016 SPOT
LING 4130.001, Language Data Management : Methods and Tools for Analysis and Dissemination, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5030.001, Linguistics and Languages of South Asia, Fall 2016 SPOT
LING 4130.001, Language Data Management : Methods and Tools for Analysis and Dissemination, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5350.001, Language Typology and Universals, Spring 2016 SPOT
LING 5360.001, Studies in Descriptive Linguistics, Spring 2016 SPOT
LING 3996.801, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2015
LING 4040.001, Phonetics and Phonology : The Sound Patterns of Language, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5300.001, Phonology., Fall 2015 SPOT
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2012
LING 4070.001, History of the English Language, Spring 2012
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
LING 3060.804, Principles of Language Study, Spring 2012
LING 4950.706, Senior Capstone Field Experience, Spring 2012
LING 5310.001, Syntax., Spring 2012
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
LING 3060.806, Principles of Language Study, Fall 2011
LING 3060.900, Principles of Language Study, Fall 2011
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2011
LING 5540.001, Endangered Languages, Spring 2011
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
ENGL 4900.707, Special Problems, Spring 2011
LING 5900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2011
LING 5310.001, Syntax., Spring 2011
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
LING 5080.001, Teaching English as a Second Language, Fall 2010
LING 5380.001, Linguistic Field Methods, Fall 2009
LING 5320.001, Studies in Applied Linguistics, Fall 2009
ENGL 6950.711, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2009
ENGL 6950.711, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
ENGL 6950.711, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
LING 5350.001, Language Typology and Universals, Fall 2008
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
LING 5090.001, Pedagogical English Grammar, Fall 2008
ENGL 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
LING 5900.711, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
ENGL 6950.711, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
LING 5340.001, Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language, Spring 2008
LING 3060.004, Principles of Language Study, Spring 2008
LING 5310.001, Syntax., Spring 2008
ENGL 6950.711, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2007
LING 5090.001, Pedagogical English Grammar, Fall 2007
LING 5320.001, Studies in Applied Linguistics, Fall 2007
LING 5380.001, Linguistic Field Methods, Summer 5W1 2007
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2007
LING 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
LING 5340.001, Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language, Spring 2007
LING 3060.003, Principles of Language Study, Spring 2007
LING 3060.004, Principles of Language Study, Spring 2007
LING 5900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2007
LING 5910.711, Special Problems, Spring 2007
LING 5380.001, Linguistic Field Methods, Fall 2006
LING 3060.005, Principles of Language Study, Fall 2006
LING 5340.001, Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language, Spring 2006
LING 5930.711, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (Original Scholarly Papers), Spring 2006
LING 5320.002, Studies in Applied Linguistics, Spring 2006
LING 5320.792, Studies in Applied Linguistics, Spring 2006
LING 5090.001, Pedagogical English Grammar, Fall 2005
LING 5920.711, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (Original Scholarly Papers, Fall 2005
LING 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2005
LING 5320.001, Studies in Applied Linguistics, Fall 2005
LING 3060.010, Principles of Language Study, Spring 2005

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Chelliah, S., Ray, S. (2002). A Glossary of 39 Basic Words in Archaic and Modern Meithei. In Christopher I. Beckwith ed., Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages; Proceedings of a Symposium held in Leiden at the 9th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
Chelliah, S., Ray, S. (2002). Early Meithei Manuscripts. In Christopher I. Beckwith ed., Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages, Proceedings of a Symposium held in Leiden at the 9th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
Chelliah, S., Sovik, T., Reuse, W. D. (1998). Proceedings of the 5th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. Tempe: Arizona State University.
Chelliah, S. (1997). Competing Language Ideologies in Manipur. In Alice Chu, Anne-Marie Guerra and Chantal Tetreault eds., Proceedings of the 4th meeting of the Symposium about Language and Society-Austin. 288-297. University of Texas at Austin.
Chelliah, S. (1993). Morphological change and fast speech phenomena in the Manipuri Verb.. In Karen Adams and Thomas Hudak eds., Proceedings of the 2nd meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. 121-134. Tempe: Arizona State University.
Chelliah, S. (1992). Pretty derivational morphemes all in a row. In Berkeley Linguistic Society eds., Proceedings of the 18th meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. 287-297. Berkeley: University of California.
Chelliah, S. (1991). Tone in Manipuri. In Martha Ratliff and Eric Schiller eds., Proceedings of the1st Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. 65-85. Tempe: Arizona State University.
Chelliah, S. (1988). Subject Marking in Manipuri. In Joseph Emonds et. al. eds., Proceedings of the 18th Western Conference on Linguistics. 30-40. Fresno: California State University.
Chelliah, S. (1987). Case Assignment and Morphological Case Markers in Manipuri.. In Scott DeLancey and Russell S. Tomlin eds., Proceedings of the 3rd Pacific Linguistics Conference. 71-92. Eugene: University of Oregon.
Book
Chelliah, S., Reuse, W. D. (2011). Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork. Springer. http://danielhieber.com/2011/08/05/book-review-handbook-of-descriptive-linguistic-fieldwork-chelliah-reuse/
Chelliah, S., Barðdal, J. (2009). The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case. John Benjamins.
Chelliah, S., Thounaojam, H. (2007). The Lamkang Language: Grammatical Sketch, Texts and Lexicon. 30(1), 1-212. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. http://stedt.berkeley.edu/ltba/301TOC.html
Chelliah, S. (1997). A Grammar of Meithei. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Book Chapter
Chelliah, S., Blair, E., Robinson, M., Khular, S., Williams, J. (2021). Reduplication in Lamkang: Form, Function, Feeling. Expressive Morphology in the Languages of South Asia. 165-186. Denton:. https://www.google.com/search?q=LING+UNT&rlz=1C1GGRV_enIN751IN751&oq=LING+UNT&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3j0l2.1500j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Chelliah, S. L. (2017). Ergativity in Tibeto-Burman. The Oxford Handbook on Ergativity. 24. Oxford: OUP.
Chelliah, S. L., Post, M. W., Morey, S., Delancey, S. (2016). Language Documentation Improved through Rhetorical Structure Analysis. Language and Culture in Northeast India and Beyond: In Honor of Robbins Burling. A-PL 023, 293-330. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38458
Chelliah, S. L., Bashir, E., Lester, N., Hock, H. H., Subbarao, K. V. (2016). Contact and Convergence in the Northeast. The Languages and Linguistics of South Asia A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics 7, 300-309. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/429184
Chelliah, S. L., Podesva, R. J., Sharma, D. (2013). Eliciting Data for Language Description. Research Methods in Linguistics. 51-73. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chelliah, S., Andvik, E., Hyslop, G., Jansen, J., Thornes, T. (2013). Predicting reference form: A Pear Story study of information status, thematic role and animacy in Meithei (Manipuri, Meiteiron). Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation A Festschrift for Scott DeLancey. 223-236. John Benjamins.
Chelliah, S. (2009). Semantic Role to New Information in Meithei. In Jóhanna Barðdal and Shobhana Chelliah eds., The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case. 337-400. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Chelliah, S. (2003). Meithei. In GrahaThurgood and Randy LaPolla eds., The Sino-Tibetan Languages. 427-438. Surrey: Curzon Press.
Chelliah, S. (2001). The Role of Text Collection and Elicitation in Linguistic Fieldwork. In Paul Newman and Martha Ratliff eds., Linguistic Fieldwork. Cambridge University Press.
Chelliah, S. (1995). An Autolexical Analysis of Voicing Assimilation in Manipuri. In Eric Schiller, Elisa Steinberg, and Barbara Need eds., Autolexical Theory. Ideas and Methods. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Chelliah, S. (1992). Bracketing Paradoxes in Manipuri. In Mark Aronoff ed., Morphology Now. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Chelliah, S. (1990). Experiencer Subjects in Manipuri. In Manindra K. Verma and K.P. Mohanan eds., Experiencer Subjects in South Asian Languages. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information.
Book Review
Chelliah, S. (2010). Book Review of A Grammar of Mongsen Ao. (Coupe, Alec R. 2007). In Himalayan Linguistics. 10, 1-9. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. :http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/HimalayanLinguistics/reviews/2010/HLR_Coupe_Chelliah.pdf
Chelliah, S. (2004). Book note on (Watters, David. 2002). A Grammar of Kham. In Diachronica. 21(1), . Cambridge.
Chelliah, S. (2004). Book note on Burling, Robbins. The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo). In Diachronica. 1(21.2), 451-453. New Delhi: Bibliophile South Asia in association with Promilla & Co., Publishers..
Chelliah, S. (1993). Book note on Language Variation in South Asian Languages by Bill Bright.. In Language. 69(2), 410-411.
Chelliah, S. (1992). Book note on Abbi, Anvita. Reduplication in South Asian Languages: an areal, typological and historical study. In Language in Society. 23(4), 619.
Conference Proceeding
Buchanan, S. A., Zavalina, O. L., Babalola, N., Kriesberg, A., Wisser, K., Chelliah, S. (2020). Transforming the archival classroom for a connected reality. Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
Encyclopedia Article
Chelliah, S. (2001). Manipuri/Meithei. In JGarry and Carl Rubino eds., Facts about the World's Languages. New York: H.W. Wilson.
Journal Article
Burke, M., Zavalina, O. L., Phillips, M. E., Chelliah, S. (2021). Organization of knowledge and information in digital archives of language materials. Journal of Library Metadata. Taylor & Francis.
Spector, J. M., Chelliah, S., Huang, T. (2021). Organizing and hosting virtual PPTELL 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Educational Technology & Society. 24(1), 64-74.
Burke, M. K., Chelliah, S., Robinson, M. (2019). Excrescent vowels in Lamkang prefix sequences. Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics. 6(2), 185–213. Denton:. https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/jsall/6/2/article-p185.xml
Chelliah, S., Peterson, D., Utt, T. P., Blair, E. (2019). Lamkang Verb Conguation. Special Edition on Agreement in Kuki Chin, Linda Konnerth and Scott DeLancey, editors.. 18(1), 8-25.
Berez-Kroker, a., Holton, G., Smythe Kung, S., Kelly, B., Heston, T., Holton, G., Pulsifer, P., Bever, D. I., Chelliah, S., Dubinsky, S., Meier, R. P., Thieberger, N., Rice, K., Woodbury, A. (2018). Reproducible research in linguistics: A position statement on data citation and attribution in our field. Denton: Mouton de Gruyter. 422 Magnolia street
Chelliah, S. L., Utt, T. P. (2017). The Syntax and Semantics of Spatial Reference in Lamkang Verb. 16(1), 14. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4481w2xc
Chelliah, S. L. (2016). Responsive Methodology: Perspectives on data gathering and language documentation in India. 3(2), . Berlin: De Gruyter.
Chelliah, S. L. (2015). Is Manipur a Linguistic Area? Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics. Volume 2, Issue 1, 87–109.. 2(1), 87-109. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Chelliah, S. (2005). Asserting Nationhood through Personal Name Choice:  the case of the Meithei of Northeast India. Anthropological Linguistics. 47(2), .
Chelliah, S. (2004). Polysemy through metonymy:  the case of Meithei pi `grandmother'. Studies in Language. 28.2, .
Chelliah, S. (2001). Constructs of Indian English in language 'guidebooks'. World Englishes.
Chelliah, S. (1990). A Bibliography of Meiteiron (Manipuri) Linguistics. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 13(2), 73-86.
Chelliah, S. (1990). Level Ordered Morphology and Phonology in Manipuri. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 13(2), 27-72.
Popular Press Article
Chelliah, S., Hyslop, G. (2011). Special Edition of Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. Melbourne: La Trobe University. http://stedt.berkeley.edu/ltba/342TOC.html
Chelliah, S. (1993). The Nature of Language: a course guide for the Extended University. Tucson: University of Arizona.
Scholarly Note
Chelliah, S. (2004). Book note on (Burling, Robbins.2004) The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo). In Diachronica. 1(21.2), . New Delhi: Bibliophile South Asia in association with Promilla & Co. Publishers.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Panbamrung, J., Chelliah, S., Zhang, X., An, Y., "English Language Learners - Learning in Immersive Environments (ELLLIE)," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (April 2020 – Present).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), Chelliah, S., "Political Instability and Language Endangerment," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $42515 Funded. (August 2017 – Present).
Chelliah, S. (Principal), Zavalina, O. L. (Co-Principal), Palmer, A. M. (Co-Principal), "Using Cross Language Analysis to Investigate Factors for Differential Marking," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $343475 Funded. (May 2020February 2024).
Chelliah, S. (Principal), DeLancey, S. (Co-Principal), Palmer, A. M. (Co-Principal), "Using Cross Language Analysis to Investigate Factors for Differential Marking," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $343475 Funded. (May 15, 20202023).
Chelliah, S., "Conference on Standards for Interlinear Glossed Texts in Related Languages," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, National, $25330 Funded. (August 1, 2020January 31, 2022).
Chelliah, S. (Principal), Champlin, S. (Co-Principal), "RAPID: Collaborative Research: Providing useable COVID-19 health information to linguistically underserved people," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $85774.00 Funded. (May 2020October 2021).
Chelliah, S., Du, Y., "A proposal for research and training in mediated participatory archiving," Sponsored by UNT international, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (20192020).
Zavalina, O. L. (Principal), Chelliah, S. (Co-Principal), Phillips, M. E. (Co-Principal), "Exploring Methods and Techniques for Facilitating Access to Digital Language Archives," Sponsored by Institute for Museum and Library Services, Federal, $50000 Funded. (December 1, 2018September 1, 2020).
Chelliah, S. L. (Principal), "Dene/Athabaskan Conference And Workshop 2017," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $30327.00 Funded. (September 2016August 2018).
Chelliah, S. L. (Principal), "Bringing Expert Voices to “Languages of South Asia”," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (August 2016December 2017).
Chelliah, S., "India Venture Fund," Sponsored by UNT International, University of North Texas, $6000 Funded. (August 2017).
Sponsored Research
Chelliah, S. L. (Principal), "REU Supplement," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, University of North Texas, $5800 Funded. (December 22, 2017August 2018).
Chelliah, S., "Lamkang Lexical Database and Online Dictionary," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $295926.00 Funded. (February 2018).
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