SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES
Centre for Far East Languages

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Konchok Tashi

Assistant Professor
Centre for Far East Languages

Ph.D. Degree (University of Mysore, Mysore)
M.A. Linguistics (Deccan College, Post Graduate and Research Institute , Pune)
M.A. English Literature (Fergusson College, Pune)
B.A.(Shastri) in Tibetan Studies (Central University of Tibetan Studies,Sarnath, Varanasi)

Cell: +91-7631100899 konchoktashi2002@yahoo.com

Post Doctoral Research   Award from DST, Govt. of India under the national scheme ‘Cognitive Science Research Initiative ‘CSI’’ for undertaking a research on the topic ‘A Cognitive Account of Perception Verbs in Ladakhi’
Teaching Experience  

Had been teaching in Central University of Jharkhand (Established by an Act of Parliament of India, 2009), Ranchi since August 2012 till date.

Significant Publications  

1. Tashi, Konchok. (2009). English as medium of instruction in Tribal areas specifically in Leh Ladakh (J&K). In Journal of Indian Linguistics (Refereed journal with ISSN: 0378-0759), 70: 425-428 by Linguistics Society of India, Deccan College, Pune.


2. Tashi, Konchok. (2009-2010). The concept of Bhoti’, published in YONTAN: The Ladakhi Cultural Magazine (YLCM) 2009-2010, CUTS, Sarnath, Varanasi.


3. Tashi, Konchok. (2010). The polysemy of the deictic motion verb YONG ‘come’ in Ladakhi. In Interdisciplinary Journal of Linguistics (IJL) (Refereed journal with ISSN: 09743421) Vol (3) 2010, pp 191-200 by Department of Linguistics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.


4. Tashi, Konchok. (2010). The Polysemy of the noun GO ‘head’ in Ladakhi. In Journal of Indian Linguistics (Refereed journal with ISSN: 0378-0759),Vol 71, Number 1-4, 2010, pp 207-217 by Linguistics Society of India, Deccan College, Pune.


5. Tashi, Konchok. (2012). The Polysemy of the perception verbs lta ‘look’ and tshor ‘hear’ in Ladakhi: a cognitive analysis’. In Anusilana: Research Journal of Indian Culture, Social and Philosophical stream (Refereed journal with ISSN: 0973-8762), Banaras Hindu University.


6. Tashi, Konchok. (2013). Ladakhi Language. In Koul, Omkar N. (ed.) PLSI volume on Languages of Jammu & Kashmir. Orient Blackswan, New Delhi

7. Tashi, Konchok. (2014). Perception verbs in Ladakhi: a cognitive approach. In Interdisciplinary Journal of Linguistics (IJL) (Refereed journal with ISSN: 09743421) by Dept. of Linguistics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.

8.Tashi, Konchok. (2014). Body part terms in Tibetan language: A cognitive perspective. In Anusilana: Research Journal of Indian Culture, Social and Philosophical stream (Refereed journal with ISSN 0973-8762) by Banaras Hindu University, Vol. LVI.

9. Tashi, Konchok. (2014). Language situation in Ladakh: A linguistic and political perspective. In Sheeraza (a special issue on Ladakh). Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Srinagar.

10. Tashi, Konchok. (in press).Bhoti: the classical language of the Himalayas. In SAGE: In a volume on ‘History, language and literature of Tibet’ by CAS, JNU.


11. Tashi, Konchok. (forthcoming). Polysemy and homonymy in language and linguistics. In Interdisciplinary Journal of Linguistics (IJL) (Refereed journal with ISSN: 09743421) by Dept. of Linguistics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.

Paper presented in International/National Seminar/Conference  

1. Presented a paper on “Initial Consonant Cluster in Ladakhi, Tibetan, Tinani and Gahri” in the first “Winter School of Phonology” at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. This course was jointly organized by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India and Montreal University, Canada from 3rd January to 21st January 2006

2.Presented a paper on “Bhoti or Classical Tibetan as an Umbrella Language in the Indian Himalayan belt” in the National Conference entitled “Bhoti Language and the VIII schedule of the constitution of India” held at the conference hall, Hotel Grand Dragon, Leh-Ladakh (J&K) organized by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, Mysore from September 8-9, 2013.

Member of Advisory Board  

One of the members of National Advisory Board, LangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal, published by Dr. Prashant Mothe, Editor-in-Chief, Latur, Maharashtra. See details on: http://www.langlit.org/editorial-board.html

National/International/Seminars/Workshops  

1. Attended a National workshop on ‘Acoustic Analysis of Speech’ at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore in August 2004.

2. Attended a National workshop on ‘Phonetic Perception’ at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore in August 2005.

3. Attended the seminar on Linguistics and Information Technology at Central Institute of Indian Languages, (CIIL) Mysore organized by Central Institute of Hindi, Mysore Centre and CIIL, Mysore from 09 to 10 March 2007.

4. Participated in the 3-day international conference on ‘South Asian Languages Analysis’ (SALA) from 6th January 2011 to 8th January 2011 at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore-6.

Winter schools/trainings/workshops/courses  

1. Attended the 15-day course on “Advanced Course in Indian Grammatical Tradition” held at Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune from 01 September to 15 September 2003.

2. Attended the first “Winter School of Phonology” at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore from 3rd January to 21st January 2006 and presented a paper on “Initial Consonant Cluster in Ladakhi, Tibetan, Tinani and Gahri”. This course was jointly organized by CIIL, Mysore, India and Montreal University, Canada.

3. Attended the training program cum workshop on “New Linguistics Survey of India (NLSI) Summer Camp” conducted by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore from 21st May to 30th June 2007.

Refresher Course   Attended the 22-day refresher course on ‘Language Contact in South Asia' from 10th January 2011 to 31st January 2011 at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore-6 under the Directorship of Professor Hans Henrich Hock and Professor Rajesh Sachdeva, Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore-6.
Memberships   1. Life-time member of ‘Linguistic Society of India’, Deccan College, Pune
2. Member of ‘International Association for Ladakh Studies’ (IALS)
Orientation Course  

Attended the 4-week General Orientation Course from 17th February 2014 to 17th March 2014 at UGC-Academy Staff College, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Kashmir-190006.

Research Experience  

1.Had worked as a Resource Person on the Govt. approved project entitled ‘Lesser Known Languages of India’ under the main project “Digital Documentation of Minor Indian Languages” at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore in collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden since 1st June’2004 to 31st March 2006. Languages like Tinani, Gahri, Chinal Bhasha were researched in detail. See this link www.ciil-spokencorpus.net for more information.

2.Had worked as a Senior Resource Person on the Govt. approved project entitled “CIIL-Motorola Spoken Corpora” from 1st April 2006 to 15 January 2007 at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore in collaboration with Motorola Private Company, Bangalore. A Spoken Corpora was prepared for Hindi and Indian English and submitted to Motorola Private Company, USA for designing a voice-recognition mobile handset mainly for the uneducated Indians. This will also help in reaching the latest technology to the common people beyond social and economic barriers. Responsibilities: Supervised the Indian English team, Data collection in all the metro cities of the country, Transcription in IPA and SAMPA symbols, linguistic analysis, splitting of audio files etc.

3.Was invited to work as a Chief Investigator on the Govt. approved project “Linguistics & Cultural Documentation of Sikkim” under the NER scheme from October 2007 to 31 March 2008 at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. The language and culture aspects of different communities were studied and documented. The communities we studied include Bhutia, Sherpa, Lepcha, Tamang, Gurung, Sunwar, Newar, Limboo, and Rai (Bantawa & Chamling Rai) etc.

4.Was invited to work as a Resource Person on the most important Govt. approved project “Sociolinguistic Survey of Bhoti Language: Planning for Recognition and Development” at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore in collaboration with National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India from July 2008 to March 2009.

International collaborative projects   1. Contrastive studies in the lexicon and grammar in the languages of the Himalayas, financed by the Faculty of Languages, Uppsala University, Sweden
2. Digital areal Linguistics: a lexical view of the Himalayan microarea, financed by the Swedish Research Council
Foreign visit/invitations   Was invited to Uppsala University, Sweden for two weeks to continuing the joint research work on the documentation of languages of the Himalayas.
Research Interest   Tibetan Language/Studies, Indian Himalayan Languages, Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics
Scholarships/Fellowships   1. Tribal Student Scholarship from Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore for pursuing M.A. Linguistics
2. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship from UGC for pursuing PhD
3. Post Doctoral Fellowship from DST, under 'Cognitive Science Research Initiative'