Agniva Pal

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Neurocognitive Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Linguistics and Language Theories
  • Language Teaching and Learning
  • Language Pedagogy and Language Planning


Agniva has an ardent love for his subject, linguistics, and he has been teaching linguistics ever since he completed his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2018. Prior to that, he completed his MA and MPhil in Linguistics from JNU. He pursued English Honours for his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and in the third year of this course, he met Linguistics, as a subject. There was no going back after that.

He strives to understand his subject better along with developing pedagogical strategies for better deployment of knowledge to his students. He believes in teaching with lucid language, rather than complicated jargon; teaching through examples, rather than the theory itself. He believes in inquisitiveness and loves discourses related to anything which interests him. He believes in the abolition of compartmentalisation of education into different fields and streams and in the unification of knowledge.

He loves music and has a knack for learning to use musical instruments in his free time. He also makes music. He loves travelling to quaint, calm places where one can feel close to nature. 

He loves to write and at present, his novel is under publication. He loves to write about language, a tiny bit of theoretical physics that he understands, and the complications of subject separation in education in the present age and in general, about life. 

His YouTube and social media profiles contain his short writings about things he photographs, video graphs, or places he has been to. 

Before joining the University, he worked as an Assistant Professor at G D Goenka University, Gurugram and prior to that, he taught at Adamas University, Kolkata. He started his career as an educator at Amity University, Noida, and before doing so he was a Junior Researcher for a project at JNU in collaboration with Max Planck.





Chapters in Edited Books

  • Pal, A. (2022). The currency of life. In A. Halim, D. Biswas (Eds.), English Language Teaching, Media, and Communication Studies: Current Trends (pp. 211 – 215). Upanayan Publications. 
  • Pal, A. (2022). Pitch Variations in Sentences for female RHD Participants. In A. Halim, D. Biswas (Eds.), English Language Teaching, Media, and Communication Studies: Current Trends (pp. 73 – 84). Upanayan Publications.

Journal Articles

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