Organisation : Indian Statistical Institute
Announcement : Syllabus
Name of Examination : ISI Admission Test
Degree : JRF Junior Research Fellowship
Subject : Linguistics
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JRF Linguistics Syllabus :
Paper I (Test Code: LNA)
Introduction to linguistics – descriptive linguistics – phonetics and phonology – post-spe phonology – metrical phonology and phonotactics – lexical phonology.
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Morphology in structural and generative grammar – morphophonemics – morphology and syntax – the conceptual complexity of word – word formation processes – the concept of productivity – lexical morphology – lexical generativity.
IC analysis – finite state grammar – phrase structure grammar – transformational generative grammar – basic transformational operations – universal grammar – principle and parameters – major syntactic processes – subcategorization – argument structure – thematic structure – theta theory and projection principle – extended projection principle – x-bar syntax – GB framework – minimalist theory – principles and parameters.
The semantics of words – the relationship between form and meaning – synonymy, antonymy, homonymy, polysemy – componential analysis of meaning – collocation and set – lexical gap and semantic field – marked vs. unmarked terms – psycholinguistic theories of word meaning – general observations on changes of word meaning – lexical semantics.
Sociology of language and socio linguistics – socio linguistics and traditional dialectology – speech community – verbal and speech repertoire – linguistic variation – social network and communities of practice
Language and culture-ethnography of communication communication accommodation – linguistic variation and diversity – language planning – language treatment and cultivation – language management.
Psycholinguistics – Discourse studies – Stylistics – Bangla language and linguistics.
Paper II (Test Code: LNB)
Corpus linguistics – computational linguistics, translation studies, computer-assisted language teaching – computational lexicography – language documentation and digitization –
Definition and types of corpus – features of corpus – typology of corpus – corpus designing principles and methodologies – text, speech and multi modal corpus generation – dialect corpus generation and processing – free discourse text – language data storage and management – linguistic information retrieval from corpus – corpus editing techniques and tools
Text sanitation – text management – text normalization – corpus annotation types – corpus text processing – concordance – part-of-speech tagging – sentence parsing – lemmatization – lexical semantics – word sense disambiguation – contextual variation of lexical sense
Word Net – corpus-based discourse analysis – pragmatics – conversation analysis – dialogue interpretation – speech text analysis – language teaching – data driven learning – computer assisted language teaching – lexical resource generation
Printed dictionary – digital dictionary digital thesaurus – online dictionary and thesaurus – digital lexical profile – digital encyclopaedia – usage based grammars – spoken language grammar – online interactive grammar
Translation – human and machine translation – machine-aided translation – models and theories of translation – approaches to and techniques of machine translation – language data elicitation – questionnaire
Transcription, organization, analysis, and storage of language data – interpretation and analysis of language data, digitization and documentation techniques for less known and endangered languages.