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Peri Bhaskararao

Institute Professor Peri Bhaskararao
A3-102, IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli
Hyderabad - 500032
Andhra Pradesh
India
Telephone: +91-40-6653 1573
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Email: bha.peri@iiit.ac.in
Personal page: http://speech.iiit.ac.in/~pbr/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   పేరి భాస్కరరావు   पेरि भास्कररावु


Areas of Interest: General Linguistic Phonetics;  Fundamentals of phonetics of Indian languages; Phonetics of Indian languages applied to Speech Technology and to Language Pathology; Grammatology of  Brahmic scrpts; Morphology of Indian languages

Brief Bio:

Worked widely in different subfields of linguistics: articulatory and instrumental phonetics; morphology and syntax; applied phonetics and phonology; phonetic and linguistic documentation; grammatical descriptions; linguistic aspects of language pedagogy; grammatology; and historical comparison. Worked on various languages of different language families of India. His fieldwork languages included: Dravidian: Toda, Koekor Gadaba, Kuwi, Tamil; Indo-Aryan: Pahari languges, Nepali; Indo-Iranian: Kashmiri; Tibeto-Burman: Tiddim Chin (India and Burma), Tangkhul Naga, Newari (Nepal); Autstro-Asiatic: Gutob Gadaba, Korku, Khasi.

Positions Held:

  1. 2011-ongoing: Institute Professor, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India
  2. 1995-2011: Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo, Japan
  3. 1980-1995: Professor of Phonetics, Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Research Institute.
  4. 1975-1980: Reader in Comparative Dravidian, Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Research Institute.
  5. 1970-1975: Research Associate in Phonetics, Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Deccan College Research Institute.

Fellowships:

  1. Senior Fulbright Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Linguistics, Phonetics Laboratory. 1983
  2. UNDP Fellow, Cornell University, Dept. of Linguistics, Phonetics Lab., and at STR-SpeechTech and University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. 1989
  3. Visiting Professor, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Computer Systems and Communications Group, Bombay, India. 1990
  4. Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo, Japan. 1993-1994

Life Membership:

  1. Life Member, Linguistic Society of India (positions held: Editor of Publications, Treasurer, Vice-President; Currently President (2009-2011)
  2. Life Member, Dravidian Linguistic Association
  3. Life Member, International Phonetic Association (Past Council Member)
  4. Life Member, Acoustical Society of India
  5. Life Member, Phonetic Society of India


Selected Publications:

Authored Books

  1. Tsuyoshi Nara and Peri Bhaskararao. Songs of the Toda. Osaka : ELPR Series A3-011.91pp [+3CDs with sound files of the songs]. 2003.
  2. Tsuyoshi Nara and Peri Bhaskararao. Toda Texts. Osaka : ELPR Series A3-005.94pp [+CD with sound files of the texts]. 2002.
  3. Tsuyoshi Nara and Peri Bhaskararao. Toda Vocabulary -- A Preliminary List. Osaka : ELPR Series A3-002.208pp. 2001.
  4. Peri Bhaskararao. Koekor Gadaba: A Dravidian language. Pune: Deccan College. 1980.
  5. Peri Bhaskararao. Reduplication and Onomatopoeia in Telugu. Pune: Deccan College. 1977.
  6. Peri Bhaskararao. Practical Phonetics-I. Pune: Deccan College. 1972.

Edited Volumes

  1. Peri Bhaskararao. (ed.) Research on Minority Languages of South and South-East Asia – Working Papers. Vol.2 ILCAA. 2007.
  2. Peri Bhaskararao. (ed.) Research on Minority Languages of South and South-East Asia – Working Papers. ILCAA. 2006.
  3. Peri Bhaskararao and K.V.Subbarao (ed.). Non-nominative Subjects. Volumes 1&2. 325pp + 319pp. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2004.
  4. Peri Bhaskararao. (ed.) Working Papers of International Symposium on Indic Scripts: Past and Present. ILCAA:Tokyo. 391pp. 2003.
  5. Peri Bhaskararao;  K. V. Subbarao (ed.) The Yearbook of South Asian Languages 2001. New Delhi. Thousand Oaks. London: Sage Publications. 2001
  6. A.M.Ghatage; D.M. Joshi. Peri Bhaskararao (ed) Studies in Transformational Grammar. Pune: Deccan College. 1972.

Recent papers

  1. Peri Bhaskararao. “Salient phonetic features of Indian languages in speech technology”. Sadhana, vol. 36, Part 5, pp. 587-599, 2011.
  2. Peri Bhaskararao. “Ethnographic Information from Oral Texts: The Narration of the pïs̱t Ceremony Of the Todas of the Nilagiris”. Interdisciplinary Journal of Linguistics (University of Kashmir). 3. 47-76pp. 2010.
  3. Peri Bhaskararao and Peter Ladefoged. “Timing constraints within gestures: A re-examination of Toda sibilants”.  Indian Linguistics. Vol. 70.73-78pp. 2009.
  4. Peri Bhaskararao; Sheeba Hassan; I.A.Naikoo; P.A.Ganai; N.H.Wani; T.Ahmad. “A Phonetic Study of Kashmiri Palatalization”. In: Minegishi, M. et al (ed.). Field Research, Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Informatics. [Working Papers in Corpus-based Linguistics and Language Education - No.3]. Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. 1-17pp. 2009.
  5. Peri Bhaskararao. “Toda Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to become’”.  In: Bhaskararao Peri (ed.) Research on Minority Languages of South and South-East Asia – Working Papers. Vol.2 ILCAA. 112-118 pp. 2007.
  6. Peri Bhaskararao. “Toda Verbal Stem Alternants”.  In: Bhaskararao Peri (ed.) Research on Minority Languages of South and South-East Asia – Working Papers. Vol.2 ILCAA. 119-141 pp. 2007.
  7. Peri Bhaskararao. “Toda Verbal Paradigms – Past, Non-past and Negative”.  In: Bhaskararao Peri (ed.) Research on Minority Languages of South and South-East Asia – Working Papers. ILCAA. 119-141 pp. 2006.


Recent Publications:
  1. Vinay Kumar Mittal, B. Yegnanarayana and Peri Bhaskararao, "Study of the effects of vocal tract constriction on glottal vibration", JASA, vol. 136, no. 4, pp. 1932-1941, 2014. [More] [Digital]
  2. Anil kumar Vuppala and Peri Bhaskararao, "Automatic detection of breathy voiced vowels in Gujarati speech", International Journal of Speech Technology, pp. 1-8, Sept 2013. [More] [Digital]
  3. Anandaswarup Vadapalli, Peri Bhaskararao and Kishore S. Prahallad, "Significance of word-terminal syllables for prediction of phrase breaks in Text-to-Speech systems for Indian languages", in Proceedings of 8th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 189 - 194, September 2013. [More] [Digital]
  4. Sathya Adithya Thati, Bajibabu Bollepalli, Peri Bhaskararao and B. Yegnanarayana, "Analysis of Breathy Voice based on Excitation Characteristics of Speech Production", in International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, Banglore, India, pp. 1-5, July 2012. [More] [Digital]
  5. Dhananjaya N., B. Yegnanarayana and Peri Bhaskararao, "Acoustic analysis of trill sounds", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 131, no. 4, pp. 3141-3152, April 2012. [More] [Digital]
 
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