Dr. Kailadbou Daimai
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
M.Phil, PhD
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Mentored post-graduate students, providing guidance on research methodologies, data analysis techniques, and academic writing. Conducted advanced research in language and culture for several years at post-doctoral level.

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

Descriptive Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Morpho-Syntax, Language Documentation, Endangered and Lesser-known Languages, Ethnography, Ethno-linguistics, Sociolinguistics.

Awards & Honours

1 2016-Secured grant from Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research, USA, to support research project on Documenting the unexplored Oral Literature of Liangmai.
2 2021-Secured grant from Endangered Language Fund: Language Legacies for research project on Documentation, description and revitalization of Liangmai folksong.

Books & Journals

1 Typological Characteristics of Liangmai Language. Language in India. 18-37. ISSN 1930-2940. 2016.
2 Word Formation in Contemporary Liangmai: A Morphological Study. Himalayan Linguistics 18 (2).36-56. ISSN 1544-7502. 2019.
3 Nominalization and its various functions in Liangmai. Papers from SEALS 30: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. 2022
4 Language Endangerment: A Case Study of Liangmai Community in Nagaland. In Sarkar, Sujoy et al (eds), Language Endangerment and Language Revitalisation: Policies, Planning and Practices (129-140). Mysuru: CIIL. 2020.
5 Complex Predicate in Liangmai. Language in India. 367-378. ISSN 1930-2940. 2019.
6 Liangmai: A Brief Ethno-linguistic Study. International Bilingual Journal of Culture, Anthropology and Linguistics (IBJCAL).Vol. -1.Issue-1. 1-9. e-ISSN 2582-4716. 2019.
7 Expressing Negative Meaning in Liangmai. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 43:1. 124-146. 2020.
8 Causatives in Liangmai. Himalayan Linguistics 19 (2) – Languages and Peoples of the Eastern Himalayan Region. 30-43. 2020.
9 The Folklore of Liangmai: An Analysis of its Cultural Significance. Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies 4(3). 13-21. 2021.
10 Sociocultural Aspects of Traditional Youth Dormitory System of Liangmai and Juang Tribes. Utkal Historical Research Journal. Vol.XXXIV, 106-121. 2021.
11 Perspectives on the Status of Liangmai: An Endangered Tibeto-Burman Language. Jadavpur Journal of Languages and Linguistics. Vol.6. 1. 2023.
12 Endangerment and Vitality of Juang Language. ADIVASI. SCSTRTI. Odisha. 2023.
13 A Note on the Status of Juang Language. Vaak Manthan-SEL. Vol. 9.1. pp. 57-64. 2024.


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Publication Name
1 Classifiers in Liangmai: With brief grammar outline. Guwahati: Delhi: DVS Publisher. 2020. ISBN: 978-93-85839-37-5. This book presents a preliminary sketch of Liangmai grammar. A brief outline of Liangmai phonetic and phonology, morphology and syntax in the light of scientific approach is provided. The main focus of the book is on the classifier system in Liangmai.