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Defining Key Concepts in Linguistics: A Bilingual Approach with Text-Machine Interface

PI: Project PI: Dr. Krishna Bhattacharya; August 2007 – December 2008; University of Calcutta (India)

This project developed a precise and convenient bilingual dictionary (in Bengali and English) on Linguistics to cover common concepts and frequently used terms in that discipline, specifically citing examples from Indian as well as other foreign languages to illustrate concepts. In addition, it addressed the problems of standardizing Linguistic terminology in Bengali. In this project, my contributions were related to (i) collecting, scrutinizing and justifying the English and Bengali entries (relevant linguistic key terms) for the dictionary, (ii) defining those entries in both English and Bengali, and (iii) citing appropriate examples from various languages to illustrate those linguistic concepts.