Prof. Shailendra Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor

Department: Linguistics


  • B. A. (Hons) (Linguistics), Calcutta University
  • M.A. (Linguistics), University of Delhi
  • M.A. (Hindi) Karnataka Open University
  • M. Phil. (Linguistics), Central University of Hyderabad in 1992, Hyderabad.
  • Ph.D. (Linguistics), Central University of Hyderabad in 1997, Hyderabad.

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

  • Linguistic Habitat
  • New Linguistic World Order
  • Deep Multilingualism
  • Alternative- Sociolinguistics
  • North-East Indian Linguistics
  • Translation
  • Linguistic Landscaping
  • Eco-linguistics
  • Hindi-Linguistic


  1. Teaching: Post Graduate and M.Phil and PhD Course Work
  2. Research Guidance:  Post Doctoral, PhD, MPhil and MA
  3. Administrative: Head of the Department, Department In-Charge, Warden,  Public Relation Officer, Academic Co-ordinator, Project Co-ordinator, Authorized Officer, Chief  Resource Person, Principle Investigator, Project Director,  Teacher- In-Charge, Pro


The Best Paper Award:   20th Annual Conference Dravidian Linguistics, 1992, ISDL.

PhD Awarded/Supervised: 

Sl.No Name of the Research Scholars Year Topic Supervisor
1 Dr. Atiqua Bano 2009 “A Descriptive Study of Phom Language” Prof. S. K. Singh
2 Dr. T. Sochemla Chang 2013 “Chang Morphology” Prof. S. K. Singh
3 Dr. Khawlsonkim Suantak 2014 “Vaiphei Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology: A Descriptive Study” Prof. S. K. Singh
4 Dr. C.Lalremzami 2014 “Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology of Lai: A Descriptive Study” Prof. S. K. Singh
5 Dr. Ardabarmehiia Diengdoh 2015 “Comparative Study of Sohkha(War) and Wahiajer(Pnar) Varieties of Khasi Language”  Joint Supervisor Prof. S. K. Singh
6 Dr Georginia Shallam 2016 “Cognitive process of idioms and compounds in Khasi and English: A Psycholinguistics” Prof. S. K. Singh
7 Dr. Gordon Deans Dkhar 2019 “Language Contact in the National and International Borders of Meghalaya: A Socio-psychological Study of the Khasis” Prof. S. K. Singh

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  1. Head of the Department: Department of Linguistics. North-Eastern Hill University. Shillong.  2008-2011, 2014-2017, 2017-2020
  2. Authorized Officer and Co-ordinator: Non- formal Sanskrit Course, NEHU in collaboration with Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. 
  3. Chairman: MOOCs Committee  
  4. Co-ordinator and Head: School of Translation Technology), MGAHV, Wardha.
  5. Head In-charge: Department of Women Studies. Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University. Wardha.
  6. PIO:  MGAHV, Wardha.
  7. Academic co-coordinator: Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University. Wardha.  
  8. Project Co-ordinator: Hindi Sangrah. MGAHV.  Wardha.   
  9. CRP: LIS India Project- Hindi. Central institute of Indian Languages. Mysore.
  10.  Warden
    i. MGAHV,  Wardha.
    ii. PG- Hostel-14. North-Eastern Hill University. Shillong.

Academic Affiliation:

  1. External Member of the Board of Studies for the Department of English Language Education, EFLU, Shillong Campus.
  2. External Member of the Board of Studies for the Department of Linguistics, EFLU, Shillong Campus.
  3. Member of the Advisory Committee for the Centre for Endanger Languages (CFEL), Tezpur University, Assam.
  4. Member of Online Multilingual Dictionary Project, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  5. Co-investigator of EILMT consortium project for Bodo language with CDAC-Pune as the coordinating Institution.

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: EILMTS (English to Indian Languages Machine Translation Systems.  Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, New Delhi.
  • Project Director: Linguistic Landscaping of Capital Cities of Hindi Belt. ICSSR.  New Delhi.  


(a) Books: Authored/Edited/Co-edited

  1. Multilingualism. 2001. Delhi: Bahri Publication.
  2. Linguistic Landscaping.  (eds.). 2002. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages.
  3. Language, Culture and Society (eds.). 2004. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages.
  4. Translation: Issues and Perspectives (eds.). 2004. New Delhi: Creative Books.
  5. Rethinking Multilingualism: Issues and problems (ed). 2009. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.
  6. Longman-CIIL English-English-Hindi Dictionary (eds). 2011. New Delhi: Pearson India PVT.  Ltd.
  7. Linguistic Ecology: Manipur (ed). 2011. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.
  8. Linguistic Ecology: Meghalaya (eds). 2013. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.
  9. Tibeto-Burman Linguistics of Northeast India (eds). 2013. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.
  10. Austro-Asiatic Linguistics of North-East India (eds). 2014. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.
  11. Translation as Man and Machine Enterprise (eds). 2015. Guwahati: Eastern Book House..
  12. Bhasha Paristhitiki : Bhartiy  Evm Vaishwik Pariprekshy 2015. New Delhi: Today and Tomorrow Printers and Publishers.
  13. Syntactic Typology: Language Contact and Convergence (eds). 2017. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.  
  14. Sphere of Indian Sociolinguistics (eds).  2017. New Delhi: Lakshi Book Publisher.
  15. Fabric of Indian Linguistics (eds). 2017. New Delhi: Lakshi Book Publisher.
  16. Translation:  Try Thy Metaphor (eds). 2017. New Delhi: Lakshi Book Publisher.  
  17. Ways with Language (eds).  2017. New Delhi: Lakshi Book Publisher.
  18. Linguistic Ecology: Mizoram (eds). 2017. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.
  19. Bhasha, Samay aur samvad (eds). 2017. New Delhi: Today and Tomorrow Publisher and Printers. 
  20. A Glimpse of South and South East Austro-Asiatic Languages (eds). 2019. Guwahati: Eastern Book House.  
  21. Linguistic Ecology: Bihar (eds).2019. Munchen Allemagne: Lincom  Europa.

(b) Research Papers/Articles/Chapters

  • More than hundred papers/ articles/ chapters/ media writing/ writings in the journals/ books/ newspapers.

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

  • More than hundred in the International and national Seminars and conferences.


  • With Department of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University

Any other:

  • A reputed linguist, Shailendra Kumar Singh was born at Gonkura. His grass root linguistic background includes Magahi and Hindi. His major theories include Linguistic World Order, New Linguistic World Order, Alternative Sociolinguistics, Deep Multilingualism, Linguistic Celebration and Temptation.
  • Actively engaged in media writing and published articles in various National and Regional levels of Hindi and English Newspapers and web-magazines.