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Pokharel, Madhav P Prof.

Madhav Prasad Pokharel
Professor Emeritus (Linguistics), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal




Academic Qualifications:

PhD (Linguistics), 1989 Deccan College, University of Poona
Maharastra, India.

Key Areas of Expertise
1.Foreign language Expert


Professor Madhav Prasad Pokharel is a language expert who has specialized in various languages, most specifically the foreign ones. His language competence includes Nepali, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Japanese, Prakrit, Pali, Chinese (including knowledge of about 1500 Chinese characters), Kusunda, Marathi and Sinhalese.   He even collected data from more than 40 Nepalese languages on different field works and interviews. He did the development of orthography in the languages like Tibeto-Burman and Indo-Aryan. He also did research supervision on multiple Ph.D. Thesis and MA dissertations. As a Professor, he has more than twenty years of teaching experience, among which the major ones include; Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu and Beijing University of Communications. He has worked with Prof. Masayoshi Shibatani as a Japan Foundation fellow at Kobe University, Japan. He had also Participated a two week all India workshop training courses on lexicography given by the Tulu Lexicon Project at the Rastrakavi Govinda Pai Research Centre, Udupi, Karnataka, India. He has also published multiple papers in linguistics, providing a huge contribution in the language sector of our country.


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