Curriculum Vitæ de Franson Davis MANJALI
1986 : Ph.D. in Linguistics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Thesis topic : Elements of Spatial and Temporal Relations - A Semantic Study of Malayalam. (Supported by a Research Fellowship of the University Grants Commission).
1980 : M.A. in Linguistics, at Jawaharlal Nehru University. CGPA - 7.27 (A minus) = approx. 67%. First Class First rank.
1987-89 : Post-doctoral research at the département de linguistique, Université de Paris-IV, Sorbonne, in association with Professor Bernard Pottier.
Also, élève libre with Jean Petitot, Directeur d'études, in the Centre d'analyse et de mathématique sociales, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1988-89.
This research was pursued with the aid of a Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi.
Research monograph prepared: Nuclear Semantics - Towards a Theory of Relational Meaning (published in 1991).
From 1989-1998 : Assistant Professor in the Centre of Linguistics and English (SLLCS), J. N. U., New Delhi.
From 1998-till present : Associate Professor in the Centre of Linguistics and English (SLLCS), J.N.U., New Delhi.
Taught courses in
Semantics: Theories and Analyses; Cognitive Linguistics; History of Linguistics;
Language, Cognition and Culture (1997 & 1998; Semiotics of Conceptual Structures and Discourse Analysis (2000, 2002); Semiotics and the Philosophy of Structures (2001).
M. Phil. :
Linguistics and Human Sciences; Cognitive Linguistics;
Language, Literature and Philosophy (2000); Semiotics of Creative Process in Language and Literature. (2001)
Award of fellowship
Fellow-in-residence at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla from May 1998 to October 1999. Research project: A Linguistic and Cognitive Theory of Narrative.
Title of the research monograph prepared: Literature and Infinity. (being published by the I.I.A.S., Shimla.)