University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign NA
Rakesh M. Bhatt is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education) at the University of Illinois. He is a former director of the Program in SLATE and associate director of the Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois. He specializes in sociolinguistics of language contact, in particular, issues of migration, minorities and multilingualism, code-switching, language ideology, and world Englishes. The empirical focus of his work has been on South Asian languages; particularly, Kashmiri, Hindi, and Indian English. He has written two books, Verb Movement and the Syntax of Kashmiri (1999, Kluwer Academic Press) and World Englishes (2008, Cambridge University Press, co-authored). He is the author of essays in the Journal of Sociolinguistics, Annual Review of Anthropology, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Lingua, World Englishes, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Research, English Language and Linguistics and other venues. He is working on a book-length study on the sociolinguistic patterns of subordination of Kashmiri language in Diaspora.