Dr. Kamal Kumar Choudhary

Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dr. Kamal Kumar Choudhary is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Areas of Research

Psycho/Neurolinguistics, Language and Cognition, Neurocognition/ Neuroscience of Language comprehension


Ph. D (Linguistics), Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany/ University of Leipzig, Germany, 2010.
M. Phil (Linguistics), University of Delhi, India, 2005.
PG Diploma in English-Hindi Translation, University of Delhi, India, 2002.
M.A(Linguistics), University of Delhi, India, 2001.
B.A (Hons. In English ), LNM University Darbhanga, Bihar, India, 1998.

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, 2011 - Present.
Visiting Faculty, CBCS, University of Allahabad, June 2010-May 2011.
Research Scientist, University of Marburg, Germany, June 2009-May 2010.
Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, May 2005 - May 2009.
Senior Project Associate, IIT Kanpur, India, August 2004 - April 2005.
Linguistic Editor, IIIT Hyderabad, January 2004 - June 2004.
Resource Person, CIIL Mysore, India, April 2002 - March 2003.

Selected Publications/Patents

1. Bickel B, Witzlack-Makarevich A, Choudhary KK, Schlesewsky M, Bornkessel-Schlesewsky I (2015) The Neurophysiology of Language Processing Shapes the Evolution of Grammar: Evidence from Case Marking. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0132819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132819
2. Choudhary, K. K. (2011). Incremental argument interpretation in a split ergative language: Neurophysiological evidence from Hindi.(Vol. 127). MPI Series in Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
3. Schlesewsky, M, Choudhary, K. K, & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. ( 2010). Grammatical transitivity vs. interpretive distinctness: The case for a separation of two levels of representation that are often conflated. In Transitivity. Form, Meaning, Acquisition, and Processing, edited by Brandt, P. and Garcia and Garcia, M. Amsterdam: John Benjamins(Linguistics Today, 166).
4. Choudhary, K. K, Schlesewsky, M, Roehm, D & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. ( 2009). N400 as a correlate of interpretively-relevant linguistic rules: Evidence from Hindi. Neuropsychologia, 47, 3012-3022.
5. Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I, Choudhary, K.K, Witzlack-Makarevich, A & Bickel, B. (2008): Bridging the gap between processing preferences and typological distributions: Initial evidence from the online comprehension of control constructions in Hindi. In Scales (Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 86), edited by Andrej Malchukov, and Marc Richards. Leipzig Institute for Linguistik.