The Department of English and Humanities organized the second lecture of the ‘Linguistics Seminar Series at ENH’ on 17 February, 2021. The lecture titled ‘The phonetics and phonology of four-way stops in Indic languages: A general overview' was delivered by Dr. Md. Jahurul Islam who is currently a faculty member at the Department of Linguistics, the University of British Columbia, Canada. By discussing the phonetic and phonological features, he demonstrated that Indic languages have phonemes that do not fit into the dominant three-way-stop framework, and provided an adjusted framework to explain the four-way stops prevalent in most Indic languages.
The session was attended by linguists, researchers, teachers and students from Bangladesh as well as abroad.
A short clip from the talk: Youtube