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Pori Saikia

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Language and Linguistics
 Pori Saikia

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Biography

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex, Colchester (United Kingdom). I studied MA in English at Tezpur University (Assam) before joining Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) for my MA and MPhil in Linguistics. My current research entitled Childrens Acquisition of Assamese Case Markers is funded by the Economic and Social Council Research, United Kingdom. This study aims to look at how Assamese speaking children in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh district acquire the grammatical structures in the language. Apart from language acquisition, my research interests also include child-directed speech, language games, and language documentation.

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Childrens Acquisition of Assamese Case Markers

This study aims to look at how L1 Assamese speakers, in the age group of two to six years, residing in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Upper Assam acquire the case marking system of the language. This research also compares child language with the adult use of the language to find out if there has been any language change in terms of case markers in the recent years. Further, this study also looks at the importance of child-directed speech in the acquisition of Assamese grammatical markers.

Supervisor: Professor Louisa Sadler

Contact

psaiki@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus