Hello, welcome to my blog.
I am Parthasarathi Misra, a linguist and an English teaching professional who started his journey in the field of English language teaching in 1975. At present, I teach Curricular Material Development in Language course to the MA students of Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India and impart numerous short term Professional development courses in ELT across the country.
Prior to joining Azim Premji University, Bangalore in 2011, I taught English Language and Literature at the postgraduate level at Cotton College, Gauhati University and worked as Director, English Language Teaching Institute, Assam, India for 16 yeras. I also worked as District Elementary Education Officer in the district of Sonitpur, Assam in the nineties to have a first hand administrative experience of the ground realities afflicting the elementary education sector of the country.
As a recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship, I did my MA at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. I am a PGDTE from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad ( now EFL University) and obtained my Ph.D in Linguistics from the the University of Calcutta for my thesis on the Generative Phonology of English .
My book An Introduction to Stylistics: Theory and Practice was published by Orient BlackSwan, NewDelhi, India. If you are interested in studying the use of language in literature, you may have a look at this book.
Besides teaching and mentoring students and teachers across the country and helping State Governments in designing and preparing textbooks in English, Dr, Misra I have travelled extensively in India, the USA and the United Kingdom braving the freezing cold of North America and enjoying the warm beaches of the Sunshine State of Florida
My blog http://indiaelt.com is about language in general and English language teaching in particular and I do hope that you swill enjoy reading the blog.
I would love to get your responses to my musings on language and language teaching.