Shakuntala Mahanta

Kalyan Das, Shakuntala Mahanta (2019). Boro intonational phonology.

Glossa: A journal of General Linguistics. DOI:

Prarthana Acharyya, Shakuntala Mahanta (2019) Language vitality assessment of Deori: an endangered language. Langauge Documentation and Conservation. University of Hawaii Press. volume 13. 514 -544

Kalyan Das, Shakuntala Mahanta (2018), Distribution of Lexical Tones in Boro. Himalayan Linguistics. 17.2, 56 -77

S. Mahanta and A. Gope (2018) Tonal Polarity in Sylheti in the context of Noun Faithfulness", Language Sciences 69: 80 -97 (Elsevier).

P. Acharyya and S. Mahanta (2018) Production and perception of lexical tones in Deori, Proceedings of TAL 2018

S. Mahanta, I. Dutta and P. Acharyya (2017), Lexical tone in Deori: loss, contrast and word based alignment, Papers in Historical Phonology (2) 151 - 187

A Gope & S. Mahanta (2016), Perception of Lexical Tones in Sylheti Proceedings of Tonal Aspects of Languages 2016, 142-146

K. Das & S. Mahanta (2016), Tonal Alignment and Prosodic Word domain in Boro, Proceedings of Tonal Aspects of Languages 2016, 111 - 115

AI Twaha & S. Mahanta (2016), Phonetic cues to contrastive focus in Standard Colloquial Assamese, Proceedings of Tonal Aspects of Languages 2016, 152 -156

AI Twaha & S. Mahanta (2016), Morphological Focus Marking in Standard Colloquial Assamese, Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 2, 2016

K. Das & S. Mahanta (2016), Focus marking and pitch register modification in Boro, Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016

A Gope & S. Mahanta (2016), Correlation between Sylheti Tone and Phonation, Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, 307-311

Sandipan Dandapat, S. Mahanta and S. Mukhopadhyay, Fuzzy match score and translation memory match : A linguistic insight. In proceedings of the 10th international conference on Natural language processing, ICON 2013, Delhi, 1-10.

Amalesh Gope and S. Mahanta (2015), An acoustic analysis of Sylheti phonemes, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Phonetic Sciences,

Amalesh Gope and S. Mahanta (2014), Lexical tones in Sylheti, Proceedings of TAL 2014

S. Mahanta (2014) Cognitive biases in the learning of opacity in vowel harmony In : R. Kager, J. Grijzenhout & K. Sebregts (eds.) Where the principles fail: A Festschrift for Wim Zonneveld. Utrecht: LOT Press, 135–145. 

Sandipan Dandapat, S. Mahanta and S. Mukhopadhyay, Fuzzy match score and translation memory match : A linguistic insight. In proceedings of the 10th international conference on Natural language processing, ICON 2013, Delhi, 1-10.

S. Mahanta, Indranil Dutta, Prarthana Acharyya (2013) Tonal Alignment in Deori. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America


S. Mahanta and Asim I. Twaha (2013), Presentational focus realisation in Nalbaria Variety of Assamese. Proceedings of Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France.

D. Govind S.mahanta & S.R.M. Prasanna.(2012)  Significance of Duration in the Prosodic Analysis of Assamese. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2012.

S. Mahanta (2012)  Chain shifts, Feature Distance and Contrast Preservation. The EFL Journal  (Special issue on Optimality Theory) 3.2: 41-64

S. Mahanta (2012)  Locality in exceptions and derived environments in vowel harmony. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 30:4,  1109-1146 DOI:10.1017/S0025100312000096

S. Mahanta (2012)Assamese: Language Description. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 42.2, 217-224 DOI:10.1007/s0025100312000096

S.Mahanta (2010) Exceptions in vowel harmony and lexical indexation. Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter). 65-100.

S.Mahanta (2010) Prominence as a left-edge parameter in Assamese, Bangla and Oriya: A phonetic and phonological investigation. International Journal of Dravidian LinguisticsVol XXXIII:101-128 (IJDL) [Non-referreed journal]

S.Mahanta (2009) Sequential Markedness Constraints and Non-Iterativity. Proceedings of NELS 38. Muhammad Abdurrahman, Anisa Schardl, Martin Walkow. Eds. Amherst, Massachussetts: GLSA. (ISBN: 1448636965 EAN-13: 9781448636969). 85-97

S. Mahanta (2008) Local vs. non-local consonantal intervention. Proceedings of ConSOLE XV. Sylvia Blaho, Camelia Constantinescu and Eric Schoorlemmer Eds. 165-188. 

S.Mahanta (2007) On Consonantal Intervention in Vowel Harmony in vowel harmony. Proceedings of WECOL (Western Conference in Linguistics) 2007. Erin Bainbridge and Brian Agbayani eds. 134 - 148. 

S.Mahanta (2006) On the Convergence of Positional Faithfulness and Positional Markedness. edited by Aviad Eilam, Laia Mayol, Tatjana Scheffler, and Joshua Tauberer. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 13.1. 197-210 

S.Mahanta (2005) Head Morpheme Realization in Assamese Vowel Harmony The Fifth Asian GLOW ProceedingsEdited by Nguyen Chi Duy Khuong, Richa & Samar Sinha, 415-432

S.Mahanta and Janet Grijzenhout (2004) ,. Assamese Nasals Blocking Harmony  UiL-OTS Yearbook 2004 A. Kerkhoff, O. Sadeh Leicht and J. de Lange eds. Utrecht Institute of Linguistics Publications. 25 - 37. 


S.Mahanta (2008) Directionality and Locality in Vowel Harmony. Utrecht: LOT Publications.

ISBN 978-90-78328-47-6 

Book Chapter

S.Mahanta (2007) Kamrupiya, a dialect of Assamese. "Novye indoariyskie yazyki. (Modern Indo-Aryan languages) Series Yazyki Mira, vol. 16. (Languages of the World Tatiana Oranskaia (ed). Russian Academy of Sciences. Moskva (Moscow): Nauka 

Edited Work 

S.Mahanta (2005), UiL-OTS Yearbook co-edited with A. Asbury and I. Brasileiro. Utrecht: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics Publishers. ISSN 1387-8360