Dr. Kamal Kumar Choudhary

Name: 
Dr. Kamal Kumar Choudhary
Department: 
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Biography: 
Dr. Kamal Kumar Choudhary is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. Dr. Choudhary completed his Ph.D. from Max Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig, Germany/ University of Leipzig, Germany. Before joining IIT Ropar, he worked as a visiting faculty at the Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India. Dr. Choudhary is a linguist and cognitive scientist and works in the area of the neurophysiology of language comprehension. Currently, his research focuses on ergative languages. To know more about his research and project activities, visit the webpage of Language and Cognition Lab: https://sites.google.com/site/iitrprlcl/home
Areas of Research: 
Psycho/Neurolinguistics, Language and Cognition, Neurocognition/ Neuroscience of Language comprehension
Education: 
Ph.D. (Linguistics), Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany/ University of Leipzig, Germany, 2010.
M. Phil (Linguistics), University of Delhi, India, 2005.
PG Diploma in English-Hindi Translation, University of Delhi, India, 2002.
M.A(Linguistics), University of Delhi, India, 2001.
B.A (Hons. In English ), LNM University Darbhanga, Bihar, India, 1998.
Work Experience: 
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, 2011 - Present.
Visiting Faculty, CBCS, University of Allahabad, June 2010-May 2011.
Research Scientist, University of Marburg, Germany, June 2009-May 2010.
Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, May 2005 - May 2009.
Senior Project Associate, IIT Kanpur, India, August 2004 - April 2005.
Linguistic Editor, IIIT Hyderabad, January 2004 - June 2004.
Resource Person, CIIL Mysore, India, April 2002 - March 2003.
Selected Publications/Patents: 
1. Bickel B, Witzlack-Makarevich A, Choudhary KK, Schlesewsky M, Bornkessel-Schlesewsky I (2015) The Neurophysiology of Language Processing Shapes the Evolution of Grammar: Evidence from Case Marking. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0132819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132819
2. Choudhary, K. K. (2011). Incremental argument interpretation in a split ergative language: Neurophysiological evidence from Hindi.(Vol. 127). MPI Series in Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
3. Schlesewsky, M, Choudhary, K. K, & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. ( 2010). Grammatical transitivity vs. interpretive distinctness: The case for a separation of two levels of representation that are often conflated. In Transitivity. Form, Meaning, Acquisition, and Processing, edited by Brandt, P. and Garcia and Garcia, M. Amsterdam: John Benjamins(Linguistics Today, 166).
4. Choudhary, K. K, Schlesewsky, M, Roehm, D & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. ( 2009). N400 as a correlate of interpretively-relevant linguistic rules: Evidence from Hindi. Neuropsychologia, 47, 3012-3022.
5. Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I, Choudhary, K.K, Witzlack-Makarevich, A & Bickel, B. (2008): Bridging the gap between processing preferences and typological distributions: Initial evidence from the online comprehension of control constructions in Hindi. In Scales (Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 86), edited by Andrej Malchukov, and Marc Richards. Leipzig Institute for Linguistik.
Email: 
kamal@iitrpr.ac.in
Designation: 
Assistant Professor