Prof. Mohammad Jahangeer Warsi

    M.A (Ling.), M.Phil (Ling.), Ph.D (Ling.)




    Urdu Language and Linguistics, Language in the Mass Media, Cultural Studies, Urdu Journalism, Creative and Literary Translation, Language Pedagogy, Stylistics, Heritage Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cross-cultural Communication, and New Media Discourse.


    B-4, Medical Colony, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh - 202 001 (U.P), India.





    M.A IV Sem 2021-22M.A (LAMM) IV Sem 2021-22


Professor Mohammad Jahangeer Warsi (M J Warsi) engaged in teaching and research in the Department of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh. Prior to AMU he taught at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (2001-2003), University of California at Berkeley, USA (2003-2005) and Washington University in St. Louis, USA (2006-2017). Warsi received his M.A, Linguistics (1993), M.Phil, Linguistics (1994) and PhD in Linguistics (1998) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Since 1998 his research and teaching have consistently focused on Urdu linguistics, language and communication, and applied aspect in linguistics and related field. 

Professor Warsi, is the recipient of the James E. McLeod Faculty Award for the year 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Warsi, a gold medalist from Aligarh Muslim University and a West Bengal Urdu Academy award holder, his academic findings is helping understand the efficacy of the common contact in languages, culture and identity. His academic and professional contributions have not gone unidentified. In the year 2005 Prof. Warsi has been named an "unsung hero" by the Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, USA for his "extraordinary contribution" in academic and personal matters. More than 4000 students submitted nominations, chronicling extraordinary acts of kindness and dedication that had either rescued them from failure or personal tragedy or transformed their lives. 

Professor Warsi was awarded $25000 grant by South Asia Language Resource Centre, University of Chicago, USA (2009). Freeman Foundation Grant by University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (2002), and Mini Professional Development grant by University of California at Berkeley, USA (2004). He was also invited by International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, Cardiff, UK as an examiner in 2007. 

Professor Warsi has served as an expert in many panels and committees on linguistics and related areas. He also served as an UGC observer to many universities to oversee the selection process for academic positions. He served as the member of sociolinguistics panel at National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, Ministry of HRD Government of India. Warsi is currently one of the members of State Urdu Advisory Board constituted by the Government of Bihar in 2015, and also serving as a member of Academic Advisory Committee, Bihar School Examination Board, Patna, Bihar since 2012. Professor Warsi authored and edited 8 books so far. He has published over 40 widely cited research papers on various topics in linguistics in national and international journals. Participated and presented papers, chaired sessions, delivered invited talks in over 50 national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. He is the Life member of Linguistic Society of India, Pune and Dravidian Linguistic Association, Thiruvananthapuram. He also served as the member of Linguistic Research Committee, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad. 

Besides his academic writings he also writes columns and edit page articles in main stream media (English, Urdu and Hindi) including Hindustan Times, Asian Age, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, BBC Hindi, Hindustan Hindi, Inquilab Urdu and Rashtriya Sahara Urdu. Professor Warsi was awarded with Pravasi Bihari Saman Puraskar 2014 by the Government of Bihar in recognition of his services in the field of education and social work. The award is the highest award given to any non-resident by the Bihar government. Professor Warsi is better known for his recent discovery of a new dialect spoken by the minority Muslim community in some districts of northern Bihar that has no written record or name. He wrote a grammar on this dialect "Mithilanchal Urdu: A newly discovered dialect of Bihar" which was published in 2014 by LINCOM Europa, Germany. He feels that the convergence of a dialect into a language is a symbol and pride of the people who speak it. 

Professor Warsi currently serving as the member of Urdu Advisory Board at Sahitya Academy, New Delhi. He has been nominated as the co-opted member of National Police Mission, Bureau for Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He has also been inducted in a very high level five members committee to formulate the national policy for De-radicalization process headed by Dr. Sudhansu Sanragi, IPS, Chairman, SCRB Odisha. He has published papers in; Indian Linguistics (Pune), PILC Journal Dravidic Studies (Pondicherry), Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (New Delhi), International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics (Thiruvananthapuram), Sanchar Madhyam, IIMC (New Delhi), South Asian Language Review (an online Journal from New Delhi), Aligarh Journal of Linguistics (AMU Aligarh), Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi (New Delhi), Language Discourse and Writing, MGIH University (Wardha), Journal of Objective Studies (New Delhi), Communicator, Journal of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, (New Delhi), Language in India (an online Journal from USA), Tehzibul Akhlaq (AMU Aligarh), South Asia Language Pedagogy and Technology (USA), Vidura, Press Institute of India, Asian Geographic, (Singapore), South Asian Cultural Studies, Edge Hill University, (UK). 

Some of his prominent publications include; (1) Evaluation of Media Reach and Effectiveness: A Linguistic Exercise (2009) published by LINCOM Euoropa, Germany; (2) Linguistic Dynamism in South Asia; edit. (2008) Gyan Publications, New Delhi, India; (3) Language and Communication (2003) Creative Publications, New Delhi, India; (4) zaban-o-tarseel (2015); National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, New Delhi, India; (5) Maithili Urdu (2018) by Creative Star Publications, New Delhi. Some of his publications have become the part of course curriculum at many universities. 

In AMU, Professor Warsi is serving as Local Coordinator, GIAN, Coordinator, Language of Advertising Media and Market (LAMM), Coordinator, Translation Cell, and Liaison Officer, AMU Kishanganj Centre. Serving also as the Editor-in-Chief, Aligarh Journal of Linguistics (AJL), and Editor-in-Chief, AMU Journal of Language and Media Discourse (AMU-JLMD). 

Presently Professor Warsi is working on two translation projects, one on Dakhma (Urdu) by Baig Ehsaas and another on Bhamti (Maithili) by Usha Kiran Khan. 

  1. Urdu Mein Maloomati Adab: Maazi Ta haal
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  2. Text Messaging: A linguistics Phenomenon
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  3. Needs Analysis: The First Step in Curricullum Development of Language Pedagogy
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  4. Agreement in Modern Standard Arabic in the Context of Coordination: A Case Study
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  5. Sir Syed ki Afrad Saazi Aur Idaara Saazi
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  6. "Language Use" In School Curriculum: A Gender Based Study
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  7. Language Affecting Gender Identity: A Case Study of English Text Books
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  8. Comics as a Pedagogical Approach to Language Teaching
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  9. Message Matrix and Word-Meaning Relationship Aligarh Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 6, No. 1-2. Department of Linguistics, AMU Aligarh, India.
  10. Extract from my article “Growing Influence of India’s Cultural Diversity” published in the Longman’s History and Civics text book.
  11. Changing Faces of Language used in Indian Cinema(Hindi) Bahuwachan; Vol.39No.4,p249-250;Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University.
  12. Swatwa-raksha (tr) Language Discourse and Writing Vol-8, Oct-Dec 2012, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University.
  13. Nadan Dost (tr) Language Discourse and Writing Vol-8, April-June 2012, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University.
  14. Learners’ Use of L2 Article System: Jordanian Students – A Case Study Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics;Vol.37No.1.
  15. Linguistic Manipulations Vidura, Vol-3, Issue No.1 p29-31: Jan-March, Press Institute of India.
  16. Sufism Asian Geographic, Issue 3; No.87 Singapore.
  17. Towards a More Effective Pedagogy South Asia Language Pedagogy and Technology vol.2; University of Chicago.
  18. India: Richest Linguistic Nation on the Globe Asian Geographic, Issue 8; No.77 Singapore.
  19. Premchand?sElder Brother (tr) Indian Literature, Vol.257, May-June. Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.
  20. Culturally Speaking: Should Culture be an Integral part of Language Pedagogy? SACS Vol.1, No.2 p39-46, Edge Hill University, UK.
  21. Film as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching South Asian Languages Indian Linguistics, Vol. 70, No. 1-4.Pune, India.
  22. How Complex is the Art of Translation? An Experiment with Premchand’s “Kafan”Indian Literature,Vol.52, July-August. Sahity Academy, New Delhi.
  23. At Crossroads: Urdu Media Vidura, Vol-1, Issue No.3 p30-32: July-Sep, Press Institute of India.
  24. Coming to terms with Indian English, published in Vidura, vol-42 No.1 p35-36.
  25. Coming to terms with Indian English, published in Vidura, vol-42 No.1 p35-36.
  26. School Curriculum in UP: Need for Methodology Corrective. Nation and the World, Vol.12 No. 1-4, pp29-31.
  27. Semantics of Urdu Oral and Literal Communication Network: A Psycholinguistic Assessment. Indian LinguisticsVol. 63, No. 1-4 pp145-158.
  28. Urdu Electronic and Print Media: A Linguistic Assessment, Linguistics Today, Vol. VI, No. 1 & 2. Aligarh, India.
  29. Linguistics Chauvinism: The case of Urdu in India, Linguistics todayVol. V, No. II. Aligarh, India.
  30. Indianism: A Communicative Strategy Communicator, Vol. XXXIV No. 4 Oct. – Dec. 1999 & XXXV, No.1, IIMC, New Delhi. India.
  31. Diphthongs in Urdu: An analytical Approach Avaz, a quarterly Journal published from New York, Vol. – 2, No. 1 & 2.
  32. Linguistic Grammatical Studies in Urdu: A Critical Assessment PILC Journal of Dravidic Studies Vol. 9, No.1.
  33. Word formation in Urdu, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, IJDL Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Thiruvanathpuram, India.
  34. Computer Quiz Urdu Duniya (in Urdu), July-Sept. & Oct.-Dec. New Delhi, NCPUL, India.
  35. Performance based Language Modeling: A Computational Perspective Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics, ICCLSDP’98, pp. 67-70 ISI, Calcutta, India.
  36. Pedagogical Stylistics Indian Linguistics, Vol. 59, No. 1-4.Pune, India.
  37. Evaluation of Media Reach and Effectiveness: A Linguistic Exercise International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, IJDL, Vol. XXVII, No. 2. India.
  38. Practical Force in the language of Urdu Newspapers. Aligarh Journal of Linguistics, Vol. IV, No.-1, pp 65-71. Aligarh, India.
  39. SamacharPatrom Ki BhashaEvam Jan Sanchar, Sanchar Madhyam(in Hindi), Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 10-11, IIMC, New Delhi, India.
  40. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: An Islamic Reformer and a Philosopher of Nineteenth Century;Tehzibul Akhlaq Vol. 36, No. 10, pp. 172-180. Aligarh, India.
  41. Toward a More Effective Pedagogy: Film as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching South Asian LanguagesThe TFLTA Journal, Vol. 6, Spring 2017. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.
  42. Insha’ Allah Khan Insha’: silk-e-gauharkehawale se; Tehzibul Akhlaq Vol. 37, No. 5, p52-56. AMU Aligarh, India.
  43. Sir Syed Ahmad Khanki fikr aur tarz-e-muhim Tehzibul Akhlaq Vol. 37, No. 10, pp. 173-177. AMU Aligarh, India.
  44. Are Text-Message Abbreviations, A Linguistic Skill? Indian Linguistics, Vol. 79, No. 3-4. Pune, India.
  45. Angrezi Samachar Patron KaSampreshanSwarup, Sanchar Madhyam(in Hindi), Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 10-11, IIMC, New Delhi, India.
  46. Communicability in Urdu News Media Journal of Objective Studies, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 89-100, New Delhi, India.
  47. Linguistic Manipulations in Urdu Press, Communicator, Vol.-XXXI, No. 3, pp. 27-30. IIMC, New Delhi, India.
  48. Stylistic Assessment of Professor Waheed Akhtar?s Poem “QissaAndhereUjalonKa”, Mohsinpp 36-40, A.M.U. Aligarh, India.
  49. Semiotic Analysis of Lexicalization Process in Hindi Comics proceeding of the seminar on Lexical Typology Telugu University, Hyderabad, India
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