After my MA in English Literature and Language in 1982, I taught for six months and then in 1983 got admitted into PGDTE in CIEFL. After my 1st semester of DTE, was promoted to the 2nd semester of M.Litt (Linguistics and Phonetics) and completed M.Litt in 1984. I returned to CIEFL in 1987 to pursue my Ph.D in Phonetics. In 1987 September, was awarded the UGC JRF. I completed my Ph.D in 1991. From then on, worked in some colleges in the twin cities, like Amrit Kapadia P.G College, St. Pious Degree College, St. Ann’s Degree College etc, in Hyderabad till I was appointed as a Reader in the department of Phonetics and Spoken English in CIEFL in 2006. In 2009 became an Associate Professor.
Before coming to EFLU I worked in some Degree and P.G Colleges in the twin cities, the longest term (8 years) being in St. Ann’s Degree College, Mehdipatnam. Taught English Language and Literature to General English and Literature Students.
In EFLU, I am currently teaching Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics to students of Phonetics (B.A, B.Ed, M.A., PGDTE, Ph.D students). I also teach ‘speaking’ to students of International Training Programme. Apart from this I teach on special training programmes like Indian Air Force, Indian Foreign Service, RELO, District Centre Scheme and other National and International Training Programmes.
Pedagogical Phonetics, Articulatory Phonetics, Acoustic Phonetics, and Integrating Phonetics with Literature.
DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED/ SUPERVISING
Name of the candidate
Topic of the thesis
Mr. Tarun Tamuli
“A Pedagogical Study of the articulation of some of the difficult segmental phonemes of English by the Teachers teaching at the secondary level in vernacular medium School of Assam”.
Mr. Masrook Ahmad Dar
“A Contrastive Analysis of Supra-Segmental Features of Kashmiri and Kashmiri Variety of English: Pitch and Intonation”
Mr. P. Mattiah Yadav
“A study of the existing methods of teaching phonetics at Technological Institute in Hyderabad”.
Ms. Mridumoni Dhekial Phukan
“An Acoustic Study of the Intonation Patterns of Assamese English”
Ms. Aditi Arora
“A Study of Acoustic Analysis of Implosives in Seraiki Language across Three Generations in India”
Mr. Sudhakar Bhedam
“A Phonetic Study of the Segmental Features and Word Accent of English Spoken by African Students in Hyderabad”
Mr. Tarun Tamuli
“Rhythm and Intonation in Assamese and its impact on Assamese English: A Phonetic Study”
Ms. Sirisha Domathoti
“The Essentials of English Rhythm in the Teaching of Nursery Rhymes”
Mr. Surya Bhan
“A Socio-Phonetic Study of English Spoken in Central Uttar Pradesh”
Ms. Geetha Kinnera
“Perception of Telugu English Intonation pattern by native speakers of English”.
Mr. Bhaskar (Lucknow Campus)
“The intelligibility of Vietnamese English by the same versus different language families – A Phonetic Study”.
Mr. Kishore Kumar Anumalla
Material developer/Editor of (Phonetics Section) – Internet (I and II) Material developer for JNTU (Kakinada) English Text Book (The Phonetics part) Strengthen your steps (3 editions).
Material developer for course Material for PGDTE (distance Mode) Block III (Rhythm & Intonation).
Produced Reading Cards
Awards and Memberships
Administrative Responsibilities (Past and Present):
Head, Department of Phonetics
Academic Coordinator for International Training Programme
SRC (School of Language Sciences)
Member of BRS
Deputy Dean, Student Welfare
Warden, International Women’s Hostel
Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks
1. Conducted 2 week workshop in summer for School teachers of Venkatappa Memorial School, Pulivendala.
2. Communication and Soft Skills workshop for teachers in Olivet School, Visakhapatnam.
3. Personality Development and Communication Skills Programmes in St Pious Degree College, Hyderabad.
4. Resource Person for the Ten-day staff development programme of CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad held during summer vacation.
5. Resource Person at the UGC National Level Seminar in Bidar Engineering College.
6. Resource Person at St. Joseph’s PG & UG College, Hyderabad, during a 10 day ‘Catholic School Teacher’s Enrichment Programme’.
7. Gave the keynote address on Women empowerment at the City College, Hyderabad.
8. One day workshop in DPS, Nacharam.
9. Gave the key note address at Delhi Public School Graduation Ceremony.
10. Keynote address at the graduation of David Memorial PG College.
Hobbies – Singing and listening to western classical music;
Interior decoration, teaching the slum kids. Counselling and
trouble shooting in Parent-Children, marital problems etc.
Clubs: Member of YWCA
Help Lepra India in resources and in fund raising.
I completed my B.A (Hons), M.A and M.Phil Degrees from University of Delhi. I worked as a lecturer in Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, South Campus. Presently, I am pursuing my PhD in the area of Experimental Phonetics broadly titled ‘Sociophonetics of Segmental Convergence amongst Languages: Evidence from Nepali, Maram and Meitei’. Apart from my research work, my current research interests include: Articulatory phonetics, Acoustic phonetics, sociophonetics , Historical Linguistics and Endangered Studies, among others.
I am pursuing my Ph.D under the supervision of Dr. Indranil Dutta titled ‘Sociophonetics of Segmental Convergence in Nepali: Evidence from Nepali, Maram and Meitei’.
Deputy warden of Mahlaq Bai Chanda Hostel for women for a period of two years (2010-2012) Academic Coordinator of International Training Programme from July 2014 to present.
M.A: Phonetics of English
B.A (II sem): Segmental features of English
Course2: Using L1 to enable L2 writing: Task design and development of scoring Criteria
B.A (V sem): Suprasegmental features of English
ITP : Pronunciation
My research area of interests includes : Articulatory Phonetics, Acoustic Phonetics, Socio-phonetics, Historical Linguistics etc
The Impact of Written Corrective Feedback in Enhancing ESL Writing Performance.A Special Issue on ‘English Language Teaching at Undergraduate Level in India: Toward the Elimination of the Inability to Speak and Write Effectively: A Research Perspective. International Journal of English Language, Literature and Translation Studies.Vol.1.S1. 2014. ISSN: 2349-9451
Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks
Participated in a UGC sponsored National Level Conference on Use of Communication Technology to Aid Differently Abled Persons: A multidisciplinary approach, Nov 20th, 2009, Organized by Dept. Of Physics, Electronics and Computer Science, St. Ann’s College for Women, Mehidipatnam, Hyderabad.
Attended a two day conference on Syntax organized by School of Language Sciences, 2011, EFL University.
Attended Orientation Programme organized by Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla from 18th June- 14th July, 2012.
Attended Winter School Programme at Maula Azad National Urdu University from Nov 12th to 3rd Dec,2014.
Attended a workshop on Tone and Intonation held by the School of Language Sciences, EFL University: Feb 21&22, 2013.
Participated in a ‘Two- day workshop titled ‘Forensic Speech Science: Theory and Practice’ organized by the Department of Phonetics and Spoken English on 8th and 9th January, 2014.