Professor of Linguistics
Veneeta Dayal’s research focuses on the semantics of natural language and its interface with syntax and pragmatics, typically from a cross-linguistic perspective. Her primary areas of language specialization are English and Hindi-Urdu. She has published widely in leading journals in the field of linguistics: Linguistic Inquiry, Linguistics and Philosophy, Natural Language Semantics, and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, among others. She is the author of Locality in Wh Quantification and Questions and a co-editor of Clause Structure in South Asian Languages. She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant, a Fulbright Senior Research Award, a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies and a Jawaharlal Nehru Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University in 1991.