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Nirmal Man Tuladhar


Nirmal Man Tuladhar retired from Tribhuvan University (TU) as Professor of Linguistics. He served as Executive Director of Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), TU, from 2003 to 2008. He was editor, managing editor and chief editor of Contributions to Nepalese Studies. He taught at Central Department of Linguistics as well as the Central Department of Buddhist Studies, TU. He has also been a visiting professor at many universities and has coordinated several research projects and international conferences.

President of Linguistic Society of Nepal from 1991 to 1992, Professor Tuladhar has written extensively on sociolinguistics in Nepal and some of his book chapters and books include ‘An Unpublished Interview with Chittadhar Hridaya’, in Sucāruvādadeśika: A Festschrift Honoring Professor Theodore Riccardi (Todd Lewis and Bruce McCoy Owens, eds, 2014), ‘Indigenous Languages of Nepal: Capacity Building, Institutional Support and Coordination’, with Stephen Watters, in The Indigenous Languages of Nepal: Situation, Policy Planning and Coordination (Y.P. Yadava and P.I. Bajracharya, eds, 2005); Annotated Bibliography of CNAS Publications: 1969 –2001, with Damini Vaidya (2001); A Dictionary of Contemporary Newari: Newari–English, with Ulrike Kölver, Iswarananda Shresthacarya and Daya Ratna Sakya (1994); and Jyāpu Vocabulary: Preliminary Report, with Iswarananda Sresthacharya (1976).

His journal articles include ‘Sociolinguistic Survey in the Jirel Community’, Gipan, 1:2 (1999) (The Journal of Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University); ‘Linguistic Society of Nepal: A Brief History’, Nepalese Linguistics, 11 (1994); and ‘Testing Nepali as a Second Language’, Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 6:2, with S.K. Tuladhar (1979).