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Fourth Semester BA English Language and Literature (2019-22) Examination will commence on 29 November 2021. UNLEASH CREATIVITY submission deadline is on 22 November 2021. Third Semester BA English Language and Literature (2019-22) Examination will commence on 2nd November 2021.

Mission

Develop the learning environment as a center for academic excellence, professional expertise and contextual research in English language and literature.

Vision

Develop a deepened understanding of language and literature, the value of critical reading and effective writing, and the richness of literature, past and present.

Improve the learner's ability to analyse all forms of literary expressions.

Instil ethical principles and a sense of societal responsibility.

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University Topper.

  • University of Calicut
  • BA English with Islamic History
  • 2018-21 Batch

Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK)

an Initiative by Alumni, Department of English

Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) is a programme started by alumni of the Department of English that assists current BA English students interact with alumni and other professionals for learning, career advice, conversations, and networking. The ASK project's objective is to facilitate students in exploring college and professional transitions, life challenges, experiential learning, and receiving answers to university and career concerns. Alumni are open to sharing their knowledge and intend to assist in your progression through our resources.

Retroflexes and Markedness in Malayalam: an OT Perspective

by Ashique Shoukath P & Hemanga Dutta

This study takes up the problem of phonological and non-phonological methods that determine the notion of ‘markedness’ on the basis of distribution, phonotactic restrictions and phonological processes in Malayalam Phonology, especially with reference to Malabar variety. This book tries to address the issues such as whether the reversal pattern of the Domination Hierarchy ranking (* retroflex >> *alveolar) characterizes the basic database of Malayalam and how the phonotactic restrictions and phonological processes involving both alveolar and retroflex sounds contribute to the emergence of marked features in Malayalam Phonology. Retroflex sounds and their behaviour in the phonological processes of Malayalam is idiosyncratic. The assimilatory process in Malayalam displays retroflex sounds as both trigger and target as well. The deletion process in Malayalam explains that retroflex sounds are prone to modification through the process of degemination. The nasal gemination process in Malayalam illustrates that retroflex sounds are indeed not resistant to the gemination process.