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Nishaant Choksi

Assistant Professor
  • BA: University of Chicago, 2004
  • MA: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2009
  • PhD: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2014
  • Email: nishaant.choksi -AT- iitgn.ac.in

  • Website : http://www.nishaantchoksi.people.iitgn.ac.in/

  • Office: 4/333 B
  • VOIP: 2541

Research Interests: Semiotics, Linguistic ethnography, Script and writing systems, Language and politics, Aesthetics of language, Adivasi societies and history, Gujarat, Jharkhand/West Bengal border regions


  • Book
  • Book Chapter
  • Journal Articles
  • Papers Presented
  • Badenoch, Nathan and Choksi, Nishaant, eds. Expressives in the South Asian Linguistic Area. Leiden: Brill.
  • Choksi, Nishaant, “Pragmatics of script”, in Handbook of pragmatics, DOI: 10.1075/hop.22.pra6, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 181-198, Jan. 2020, ISBN: 9789027261656.
  • Choksi, Nishaant, “Expressives and the multimodal depiction of social types in Mundari”, Language in Society, DOI: 10.1017/S0047404519000824, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 379-398, Nov. 2019.
    Badenoch, Nathan; Purti, Madhu and Choksi, Nishaant, “Expressives as moral propositions in Mundari”, Indian Linguistics: Journal of the Linguistic Society of India, vol. 80, no. 1-2, pp. 1-17, 2019.
    Choksi, Nishaant, “From Transcript to “Trans-Script”: Romanized Santali across semiotic media”, Signs and Society, DOI: 10.1086/706549, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 62-92, Winter. 2020.
  • Choksi, Nishaant, “From transcript to 'trans'-script: Romanized Santali across semiotic media”, in the Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (CALA 2019), Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Siem Reap, KH, Jan. 23-26, 2019.
    Choksi, Nishaant; Badenoch, Nathan and Purti, Madhu, “Expressives as moral propositions in Mundari”, in the 40th International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, IN, Dec. 5-7, 2018.