Fathima Ruby K

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Migration and Language Contact
  • Language and Identity
  • Language Policy


Fathima Ruby is part of the Academic Resource Centre at the University. Earlier, she worked as a freelance copyeditor and translator. She has also worked as a copyeditor at ANSRSource Bengaluru (201516). She is interested in exploring the relationship between language and identity in the Indian context.

Fathima has a Master’s degree in Linguistics and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. 

She worked on a descriptive and socio-linguistic study of Kumbaran: A migrant potter community in Kerala as part of her PhD between 2016 to 2022 in the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, EFLU, Hyderabad. 

During her Master’s, she worked on a dissertation on a diachronic study of Malappuram dialect of Malayalam: An account of phonological and morphological processes.

Conference Presentation

  • Ruby, F.K. (2021, March 11 – 12). Language contact and language variation: Contact-induced morphological process in Kumbaran. [Paper presentation]. 5th Norwegian Graduate Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology, University of Bergen (online).