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Translation for language modernization: the case of Odia

No one in Odisha today will disagree with the view that meaningful efforts have to be seriously and urgently made to make...

The way people talk!

Last week I was reading Professor Prakash Pattanaik’s book “Against All Odds”. The author is a linguist, a specialist in cultural studies,...

Mixed language and our discomfort

This must have been about forty years ago. While doing his field work in the villages in the Orissa- Bengal border, a...

Narrative of a “thereafter”

In its meeting on July 23, 2013, the “Classical Language Committee” (this is how it is commonly known) of the Government of...

Reminiscing about an interesting seminar

In 2010, the Linguistics department of Aligarh Muslim University had organized a seminar on an unconventional topic: the historical and socio-cultural aspects...

Language Development –  Phakir Mohan Senapati’s View

(Monday, February 21, International Mother Language Day 2022. On this day, we must shower praise on all those who worked for, and...

English in the school curriculum

In our country it is generally strongly believed that English is an important language of opportunity in today’s world; therefore there is...

Language and engineering education

According to a news report in “The Times of India” (January 4, 2022), there are no takers for Kannada engineering courses this...

Words can be fun

It was close to midnight in April or May 2003 (I cannot recall). I was watching on television an interview of the...

The assistant professor matters

The other day, during a lazy conversation over phone, a friend of mine, a superannuated academic like me, asked me what I...
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