Achla M. Raina

PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Interest



  • PhD, Linguistics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1992
  • M.Phil, Linguistics, Delhi University, 1984
  • M.A., Linguistics, Delhi University, 1982
  • M.A., English Literature, Kashmir University, 1980
  • B.A., English Literature, Kashmir University, 1978



Cognitive linguistics, Natural language semantics, Computational linguistics, Language acquisition, Language evolution, Indian linguistic tradition, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of language, Generative linguistics, Communication studies, Language teaching 
  • Raina, Achla M. 2013. "Classifier Expressions in Kashmiri: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach", Indian Linguistics (Journal of Linguistic Society of India), vol. 74, ISSN: 0378-0759

  • Raina, Achla M. 2011. The Co-eventual Verb in Hindi. In Koul, Omkar N. (ed.) Indo-Aryan Linguistics, CIIL, Mysore, pp.135-152

  • Raina, Achla M. 2011. Compositionality in Complex Predicates. In Imtiaz S. and S. Chaudhary (eds.) Problematising Language Studies: Cultural theoretical and applied Perspectives, Aakar Books, New Delhi, pp. 347-371, ISBN 978-93-5002-084-5

  • Achla M. Raina, 2005. "Complex Predicates and Semantic Underspecification", Indian Linguistics (Journal of the Linguistic Society of India), vol. 65, 89-103

  • Achla M. Raina, 1995. "The Verb-Second Phenomenon", Indian Linguistics (Journal of Linguistic Society of India),, vol. 56: 1-14



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