Tista Bagchi

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Tista Bagchi
Alma mater University of Chicago
Sanskrit College, Kolkata
University of Delhi
University of Calcutta
Scientific career
Fields Linguistics Cognitive Sciences
Institutions University of Delhi

Tista Bagchi (born October 1, 1964), Professor of Linguistics in the University of Delhi, is a distinguished Indian linguist and ethicist. Bagchi trained in Sanskrit College, Kolkata, the University of Delhi, and the University of Chicago, from where she obtained her PhD in Linguistics, her work spans issues of semantics and syntax in languages in general and South Asian languages in particular, questions of ethics in the application of medical technology and social interaction, and translations of iconic texts in Bangla literature and comparative philology. Bagchi has also been active in the area of cognitive sciences with special interests in the relationships amongst sentence structure, computation, linguistic meaning, and human cognition. Bagchi was the Robert F. & Margaret S. Goheen Fellow for the academic year 2001–2002 at the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and a scientist under the CSIR Mobility Scheme at the National Institute of Science, Technology, and Development Studies, New Delhi, for two years during 2010–2012. [1]


Bagchi is the eldest daughter of economist Amiya Kumar Bagchi and feminist critic and activist Jasodhara Bagchi.


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  1. "Faculty Member Profile". Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014.