Admission Query

Dr. Abhijit Debnath

  • Assistant Professor
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Department of English
  • Contact Details:

    Email : abhijit.debnath@gla.ac.in

    Contact Number :8897401982

  • Experience

  • Qualifications

    • May 2017: Ph.D. Cognitive Science, CNCS,  University of Hyderabad.
    • July, 2007: M.A. Applied Linguistics, CALTS, University of Hyderabad.
    • June, 2005: B.A. English (Hons.) Maharaja Bir Bikram College, Tripura University.

    Medals and Awards

    • University Medal (M.A. Applied Linguistics), University of Hyderabad.
    • UGC NET (Lectureship) in Linguistics, 2007.
  • Ph.D

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-

    Working-

  • Postgraduate

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-

    Working-

  • 1 Peer Reviewed Journal:
    1. Rajyarama K. and Abhijit Debnath. 2016. A Feature Based Approach to Translating Cuisine Verbs of Telugu and Bangla. Translation Today, Vol. 10, Issue-II, 58 – 73.
  • 2 Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings:
    2. Debnath A. (2011); Processing of Ambiguous Control of PRO in Bangla, Online Proceedings of GLOW in Asia Workshop for Young Scholars 2011. Eds., Koichi Otaki, Hajime Takeyasu, and Shin-ichi Tanigawa. Link: http://faculty.human.mie-u.ac.jp/~glow_mie/glow_workshop_index.html
    3. Debnath, Abhijit and Gautam Sengupta. 2014. Search for a Minimal Agent Predicate Link Preference in Recursive Agent Distribution Strategy for Embedded Clauses. In Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. Robert E. Santana-LaBarge, 134-140. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. www.lingref.com, document #3015.
  • 3 Conference Proceedings:
    1. Debnath A., Khan T. and Gope A. (2012); Focus Particles and Ambiguity Resolution in Bangla and Hindi-Urdu, Coalescence, Eds. Abhijit Debnath & Tariq Khan. Mudranik Technologies, Bangalore, India [ISBN 978-81-921178-4-3].
  • 1 Participated in 7th meeting of GLOW in Asia – 25th to 27th of February, 2009, at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U), Hyderabad.
  • 2 Presented a paper titled "Integration of Information Chunks, Experimental findings in processing of linguistic and conceptual information" co-authored with Amalesh Gope and Tariq Khan, in 31st All-India Conference of Linguistics (AICL) – 15th to 31st December, 2009, at University of Hyderabad.
  • 3 Presented a paper titled "Focusing Devices and Disambiguation: (Hindi-Urdu and Bangla)" co-authored with Amalesh Gope and Tariq Khan, in 31st All-India Conference of Linguistics (AICL) – 15th to 31st December, 2009, at University of Hyderabad.
  • 4 Participated in 3rd Indian School on Logic and Applications – 18th to 29th January, 2010, University of Hyderabad.
  • 5 Presented a paper titled "Exploring the extended roles of focus particles: Findings from Hindi-Urdu and Bangla Data" in South Asian Languages Analysis (SALA) Roundtable 29 – 6th to 8th January, 2011, at CIIL, Mysore.
  • 6 Presented a paper titled "Focussing on 'Focus Particles' with special reference to Hindi-Urdu and Bangla." co-authored with Amalesh Gope and Tariq Khan, in Fifth Students' Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI-5) – 21st to 23rd February, 2011, at University of Hyderabad.
  • 7 Presented a paper titled "Processing of Ambiguous Control of PRO in Bangla" in GLOW in Asia Workshop for Young Scholars 2011 – 7th and 8th September, 2011 at Mie University, Japan.
  • 8 Presented a paper titled "Virtual Communities' Name: An Onomastic outlook" co-authored with Deepa V. and Tariq Khan, in Sixth Students' Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI-6) – 17th to 19th February 2012, Organized by Department of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • 9 Participated in International Workshop on 'Syntax' – 26th February to 4th March, 2012. at University of Hyderabad, jointly organized by Centre for ALTS, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.
  • 10 Presented a paper titled "Search for a Minimal Agent Predicate Link Preference in Recursive Agent Distribution Strategy for Embedded Clauses" co-authored with Prof. Gautam Sengupta, in West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) – 8th to 10th February, 2013 at Arizona State University, USA.
  • 11 Participated in DST-Sponsored Indo-Italian Training Workshop on EEG & MEG data processing – 1st to 4th April, 2013, organized by Centre for Neural & Cognitive Sciences at University of Hyderabad.
  • 12 Presented a paper titled "A Complexity Increment Account for Preferences in Control Processing" in Silver Jubilee Students' Seminar – 18th and 19th March, 2014 at Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS), School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad.

Invited Talks/Presentations

  • 1 "Search for a Minimal Agent Predicate Link Preference in Recursive Agent Distribution Strategy for Embedded Clauses", Special PsychoSyntax event on Friday, 15th February, 2013. Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts (UMASS), Amherst, MA, USA. Link: http://whisc.blogspot.com/2013/02/special-psychosyntax-event-on-friday.html
  • 2 "Search for a Minimal Agent Predicate Link preference in Recursive Agent Distribution Strategy for Embedded Clauses", Ling Lunch Talk, 21st February, 2013. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. Link: http://whamit.mit.edu/2013/02/18/ling-lunch-221-abhijit-debnath/

Organized Workshops and Events

a) Fifth Students' Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI-5) – 21st to 23rd February, 2011, at University of Hyderabad.

b) NLTK Evening Level 1 (NLP Workshop) – 24th October to 9th November, 2016 at University of Hyderabad.

c) Primary resource person for "Python Programming for Linguists (Basic)" – 13th to 22nd December, 2018 at Department of Linguistics, K.M. Institute of Hindi and Linguistics, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra.

d) Organized and taught at workshop on "Quantative Analysis of Linguistic Data with R (Basic)" – 8th to 10th March, 2019 at Center for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad.

Experience

1. Research:
a) DST JRF Project.
Sponsoring body: DST (Cognitive Science Research Initiative)
Title : "Information Organization in Normative Multilingualism"
Nature of work: Research and Experiment design on processing of Indic scripts and experimental syntax.
b) Ph.D Cognitive Science.
Title: "Control in Bangla: Agenthood and Processing Complexity".
Supervisor: (Retd.) Prof. Gautam Sengupta.
Department: Centre for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
c) Research Scientist.
Anusaaraka Lab, LTRC, IIIT-Hyderabad.
Experience: From 01/08/2017 to 31/07/2018
Nature of Work: Building GUI interface and other NLP tools and mentoring students.

2. Internship:
a) InsideView Hyderabad.
Duration: Three Months, Four Days.
Designation: Data Engineer.

3. Teaching:
a) Guest Faculty at Center for ALTS, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (January 2016 to May 2017 and July 2018 to December 2019).
b) Assistant Professor at Department of English, Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities., GLA University (January 2020 onwards)

Other details

Languages known:

a) Bengali (Mother Tongue): Speaking, reading and writing

b) English: Speaking, reading and writing

c) Hindi: Speaking, reading and writing