Dr. Barika Khyriem

Linguistics Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

  • M.A.  (Linguistics), North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • M.Phil (Linguistics), Delhi University, Delhi.
  • Ph.D (Linguistics), North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. 

Areas of Interest/Specialization:        

Phonology, Dialectology, Sociolinguistics, Austro-Asiatic languages

Experience:  

17 years; Research Experience: 6 years

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Member of BOS, Department of Philosophy, NEHU
  • Member of BOS, Department of Khasi, NEHU
  • Member of School Board of Humanities, NEHU
  • Member of Department Admission Committee
  • Member of Department Disciplinary Committee
  • Member of Department Purchase Committee
  • Member of Department Examination Committee

Research Projects

Sl. No. Title of Project Funding Agency
1 KHET Multilingual Online Dictionary Chulalongkorn,University, Bangkok

Publications

i. Books edited:

  • Tibeto-Burman Linguistics of North- East India. Juanita War, S.K.Singh, S.A.Lyngdoh and B.Khyriem (Eds.).  Gauhati: Eastern Book House. ISBN: 978 93 80261 90 4.
  • Austro-Asiatic Linguistics of North East India. J. War, S.K. Singh, S.A. Lyngdoh & B. Khyriem (Eds.).  Gauhati: Eastern Book House. ISBN: 978 93 80261 90 4.
  • A Glimpse of Some of the Austro-Asiatic Languages in India.  S.K.Singh, S.A.Lyngdoh and     B.Khyriem (Eds.).Gauhati:  Eastern  Book  House.
  • Fabric of Indian Linguistics. Singh, S.K. , War, B., Kashyap, K.K., Lyngdoh, S.A., Khyriem, B., (eds.).  ISBN: 978 93 82120 84 1.

ii. Book Chapters:

  • Rymbai .R and Khyriem, B. (2018). Ethnolinguistics Study of  Forms and Address in Khasi. In Understanding the Tribes of Asia in Khasi. Kharshandy, D.A.(ed). Delhi: Lakshi Publisher & Distributors.
  • Khyriem, B. (2017). Syllable Structure of Khasi. In Fabric of Indian Linguistics. Singh, S.K. , War, B., Kashyap, K.K., Lyngdoh, S.A., Khyriem, B., (eds.).  ISBN: 978 93 82120 84 1.
  • Sahiinii, L. V. and Khyriem, B. (2015). Poula Phonetics and Phonology: An initial overview. In NEIL 7. Konnerth, L., Morey, S et al (eds). Canberra:  Asia-Pacific Linguistics College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Khyriem, B and Sohkhlet, L. (2014). Multilingualism in Meghalaya with reference to Byrnihat. In Austro-Asiatic Linguistics of North East India. War. J., Singh, S.K., Lyngdoh, S.A.,
  • Khyriem, B. (eds.). Guwahati:.Eastern Book House. ISBN 978 93 80261 88 1
  • Khyriem, B. (2014). Major Phonological Processes in Khasi. In Austro-Asiatic Linguistics of North East India. War. J., Singh, S.K., Lyngdoh, S.A., Khyriem, B. (eds.). Guwahati: Eastern Book House ISBN 978 93 80261 88 1
  • Khyriem, B and Syiemlieh, B. (2014). Segmental Phonology of Mawlong . In Austro-Asiatic Linguistics of North East India. War. J., Singh, S.K., Lyngdoh, S.A., Khyriem, B. (eds.). Guwahati:.Eastern Book House. ISBN 978 93 80261 88 1
  • Khyriem, B. (2013). Towards Introducing Nongtrai, Under Khasi Umbrella. Linguistic Ecology of Meghalaya. Singh, S.K and Lyngdoh, S.A. (Eds.)  Gauhati: Eastern Book House. ISBN 978 93 80261 96 6
  • Khyriem, B and Sangma T. (2013). Consonant and Syllable Structure of Garo. In Juanita War, S.K.Singh, S.A.Lyngdoh and B. Khyriem (Eds.) Tibeto-Burman Linguistics of North- East India. . Gauhati: Eastern Book House. ISBN: 978 93 80261 90 4.

iii.  Journals:

  • Saikia B and Khyriem, B. 2018.  A Lexical Comparison between Standard Assamese and the Barpetia Variety of Assamese. In IJELLH,. Vol 6 Issue 3,  pp. 498-509.

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

Title of the
paper presented
Title of Conference/
Seminar
Organised by
 “Well- formedness conditions of Khasi  syllable”  Emergence Linguistic Scene
in North East India
CIIL, Mysore and Department of Linguistics, NEHU on 15th-17th Oct 2007
 “Phonological Processes of Khasi: A syllable based approach 3rd International conference
on Austro-Asiatic
Languages’
Linguistic society of India, CIIL, Mysore and Deccan College, Pune on 26th-28th Nov 2007
“Common Phonological features in Indian Languages” Training Program on Mother
tongue Survey in  India
Department of Linguistics, NEHU & Registrar General, India, Language Division on 17th – 19th September, 2009
 Delivered lectures on
Basics of Phonetics
Refresher Course UGC ASC, NEHU, Shillong
Delivered lectures on Transliteration and Phonemic Inventory EILT Workshop cum
Training Program on MT in
Bodo
EILMT Project Team, Dept. of Linguistics from 12th March to 16th March 2012
Delivered lectures on Pronunciation of Khasi words Workshop on teaching Khasi
to Non-Khasi speakers
Department of Linguistics, NEHU,  DBCIC, Mawlai and CIIL, Mysore from 3rd to 20th July, 2012
Delivered lectures on Phonological characteristics of Monkhmer languages with reference to Khasi Workshop on  Austro-Asiatic and Tibeto Burman Languages of North East India The team of UPE-Area Studies II (TB & AA languages) on 25th March 2010
 ‘A Phonological Typology of Khasi Dialects’ 34th All India Conference of Linguists NEHU, CIIL, Mysore, LSI and ICSSR, Delhi on 1st -3rd Nov 2012
Delivered a lecture on ‘Getting Acquainted with the Phonology of Austro-Asiatic Languages’ Linguistic/ Phonetic Training program Office of the Registrar General of India, Language Division, Kolkata and Department of Linguistics NEHU on 14th -24th Dec 2012
Delivered two lectures on ‘Pronunciation of Khasi words’ Workshop on Teaching Khasi to Non Khasi speakers Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture and Department of Linguistics, NEHU from 3rd to 20th July 2012
 ‘Transliteration and Phonemic Inventory’ Workshop cum Training Program on MT system in Bodo EILMT (Ministry of Communication and Information Technology) from 12th March to 16th March 2012
Identity and Problems of Language Planning with reference to North East India’ Constructing Identity in Tribal Literature and Languages of India Department of Khasi, NEHU and Tribal Literary Forum of India from 26th – 28th March 2014
 ‘Language Contact in Byrnihat’ International Conference on Syntactic typology: Language Contact and Convergence Department of Linguistics, NEHU in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, ICSSR-NER, Shillong etc on 23rd- 24th Nov 2015
‘Intonation in Khasi’ International Workshop on Tone and Intonation-3 Centre for Linguistic Science and Technology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati on 7th -8th Jan 2016
Delivered a lecture on Problems of Pronouncing some of the English speech sounds by Khasi speakers Orientation Programme for ST Teachers of Meghalaya Department of Linguistics, NEHU and CIIL, Mysore from 25th July-29th July 2016
Delivered two lectures on ‘How to Invent Phonemes in Languages’. Workshop on Syntactic Typology: Language Contact and Convergence Department of Linguistics, NEHU in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, ICSSR-NER, Shillong from 23rd-28th Nov 2015
‘Phonological correspondence between Standard Khasi and Pnar’ International Conference on South and South East Asian Languages Department of Linguistics, NEHU in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, ICSSR-NER, Shillong etc on 21st – 22nd  Nov 2016
 ‘Amsahtai Phonology’ International Conference on South and South East Asian Languages Department of Linguistics, NEHU in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, ICSSR-NER, Shillong etc on 21st – 22nd  Nov 2016

Any other:

  • Member of the Programme Advisory Committee of All India Radio, Shillong
  • Member of BOS, Arts and Humanities, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong