Tej Bhatia

Professor, Linguistics and Hindi (South Asian Languages); Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor


Research and Teaching Interests

Tej K. Bhatia is a Professor of Linguistics and Director of South Asian Languages at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. He has served as Director of Linguistic Studies Program and Acting Director of Cognitive Sciences at the university. He was also a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Popular Television at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. He is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation Award for excellence in research. He has published a number of books, articles and book chapters in the areas of bilingualism, multiculturalism, media (advertising) discourse, socio- and psycho-linguistics, and the structure and typology of English and South Asian languages (particularly Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi).
He has been the recipient of a number of grants from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, American Council of Learned Societies, The Smithsonian Institution, Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad, Linguistic Society of America, American Council for Learned Society, Japan Science Foundation, and American Institute of Indian Studies, among others. He has held visiting professorships at a number of prestigious universities in North America, Japan, and India. He has also been a consultant to several academic, government, and business organizations.




Current Research Projects

1. The Syracuse MRFIT Database Research Group Project -The objective of this collaborative interdisciplinary project is to combine biomedical and behavioral, life-style, linguistic and personological factors in the prediction of cardiac morbidity, mortality, and stroke.  
2. Advertising,Social Media and Language.
3.Digital Documentation of Colonial Hindi-Urdu Grammar Manuscript [1698; in Dutch]




Courses

Lin 481/681 Global Communication through World Englishes
Lin 471/671 Dimensions of Bilingualism and Biculturalism
Lin 475/675 Forensic Linguistics
Lin 571 Topics in Sociolinguistics.
Hin 620 Hindi for Research




Education

Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1978).
M.A. Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1975).




Career

  •  1994 to present Professor, Linguistics and South Asian Languages, Syracuse University.Director, South Asian Languages, South Asia Center, The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
  • 2007-2008 Distinguished Research Professor, Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asian and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2003-2004 Fellow, Center for the Study of Popular Television. S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.
  • 1999 to 2000 Distinguished Research Professor, Information Resources Center, Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asian and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2000 Program Director & Faculty Advisor, Hawaii-Japan Gateway Program.
  • 1992-1993 Acting Director, Cognitive Science Program, Syracuse University.
  • 1985-1989 Director, Linguistic Studies Program, Syracuse University.
  • 1985-1993 Associate Professor, Linguistics and South Asian Languages, Syracuse University.
  • 1979 - 1984 Assistant Professor, Linguistics and South Asian Languages, Syracuse University.




Books (edited)

In Print

First Book

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(with Bill Ritchie) The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Second Edition. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.2013. **Honored as a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** 

Revised Edition in print 2014






The Routledge Intermediate Reader.
With Naresh Sharma. London: Routledge. 2014. 







The Colloquial Urdu Course. With Ashok Koul. Routledge. 2013. 








First Book

(with Bill Ritchie) The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition, Second Edition, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group, 2009. Pp. xxvii, 716.


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(co-edited with Bill Ritchie)Handbook of Bilingualism. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004/2005. Pp. xvii, 884.


First Book
(co-edited with Bill Ritchie).Handbook of Child Language Acquisition. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1999. Pp. xxii,  739.


Second Book

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(co-edited with Bill Ritchie), Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1996. Pp.  xxv, 758.








Progression in Second Language Acquisition. (co-editing with William C.Ritchie).  Delhi:  Bahri Publication. 1985.




Authored Books

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Punjabi:  A Cognitive-Typological Study. [General Editor: Bernard Comrie], London: Routledge. 2010 [paperback] and 1993.    


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The Oldest [European] Grammar of Hindustani: Language, Contact and Colonial Legacy.
Tokyo, Japan (3- volumes). Tokyo: Tokyo University. 2009.
Volume 1: Historical and Cross-Cultural Contexts.
Tej K. Bhatia Grammar Corpus and Analysis. Tej K. Bhatia and Kazuhiko Machida
Volume 2: Lexical Corpus and Analysis [Ketelaar’s Sections 1-45]. Tej K. Bhatia and Kazuhiko Machida
Volume 3: The Manuscript. Tej K. Bhatia and Kazuhiko Machida


Colloquial Hindi. A complete language course with audio tapes. Routledge: London. 1999, 2001, 2002,2003, 2004, 2006 digital reprint; six reprints since 1996. New Revised and Expanded Edition published in 2008.


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Advertising and marketing in rural India. 2007. Macmillan India. Reviewed in The Sunday Tribune, Journal of Marketing & Communication, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Education Times, Business Standard, Financial Express, Organizer, The Tribune on Sunday. Also, used as reference book in courses in Rural Marketing s in India 


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Colloquial Hindi: A New Complete Course (Book and CDs). London: Routledge. 2007.


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Kosurebe Hanaseru CD Hindi-go  (Let us talk in Hindi includes a book and a CD). In Japanese. Jointly with K. Machida. Tokyo: Asahi Shuppansha. Japan 2001.


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Colloquial Urdu: A complete language course with audio tapes](with Ashok Koul). Routledge: London. 2000. 


Advertising in Rural India: Language, Marketing Communication, and Consumerism.
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: Tokyo, Japan. 2000.





   

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Negation in South Asian Languages.
New Delhi/Patiala: Indian Institute of Language Studies.  1995.










A History of the Hindi Grammatical Tradition(Hindi-Hindustani Grammar, Grammarians, History and Problems).  Leiden: E. J. Brill. ( A part of the series entitled "Handbuch Der Orientalistik."  Editor:  Jan Gonda. 1987  




Recent Book Chapters

  • Multilingualism, Hindi-Urdu and Indian English: Intra-national and International Diaspora. Communicating in Asia  Azirah Hashim;  Hans-Georg Wolf; Gerhard Leitner (eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 155-169. [with Bill Ritchie] (2015)
  • Multilingualism and forensic linguistics. (with Bill Ritchie). In: Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Chapter 27, pp. 671-700.Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell(2013).
  • Language attitudes in South Asia. (with Itesh Sachdev). In: The Social meanings of language, dialect and accent. Howard Giles and Bernadette Watson, (ed.) Chapter 8, pp. 141-156.  New York: Peter Lang(2013).
  • Social and psychological factors in language mixing. (with Bill Ritchie). In: Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Chapter 15, pp. 375-390.Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell(2013).
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism in the global media. (with Bill Ritchie). In: Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Chapter 23, pp. 565-597.Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell(2013).
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism in South Asia. (with Bill Ritchie). In: Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Chapter 34, pp. 843-870-390.Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell(2013).
  • Advertising and branding in India. In Jamie Shinhee Lee and Andrew Moody (eds.). English in Asian popularculture. Chapter 11, pp. 231-254. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press(2012).




Recent Journal Article

In press Jacqueline Schachter. the Routledge Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Marianne Gullberg (ed.).  London: Routledge. 

Published:

  • South Asian languages in Diaspora. Hock, Hans, Elena Bashir, K.V. Subbarao, eds. The South Asia volume for the new series World of Linguistics, to be published by de Gruyter Mouton, Berlin-To Appear
  • Emerging trilingual literacies in rural India: linguistic, marketing, and developmental aspects, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, pp. 1-14(2015).
  • Professor Yamuna Kachru and creativity in Hindi Linguistics. World Englishes, pp. 31-36(2015).
  • ‘America’ in Indian advertising: Change and Impact. Journal of Comparative American Studies. Vol 12: 1-2, pp. 71-83. (with Mukesh Bhargava)(2014).
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism.  Oxford Bibliographies Online: Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Editor-in-Chief, Professor Mark Aronoff(2013).
    http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/linguistics