Tara Mohanan

Tara Mohanan, a co-founder of ThinQ, is well respected internationally for her work on theoretical issues in semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology, based largely but not exclusively on phenomena in Hindi and Malayalam. She did her PhD in Linguistics at Stanford University. At NUS, where she taught for 16 years, she co-designed with K P Mohanan an Inquiry-Oriented undergraduate program in Linguistics. She has a rare range in educational experience that spans experimenting with Inquiry-Oriented activities in 2nd Grade to advising PhD scholars writing a doctoral dissertation

  

Articles by Tara Mohanan

Linguistics Education and Cognitive Liberation

By Tara Mohanan and KP Mohanan

We concluded the article, “Education and Cognitive Liberation”, with a plea to incorporate deep understanding, critical understanding, critical thinking, and independent inquiry as essential instructional goals — the desired learning outcomes — of education. In this article, we focus on critical understanding as a prerequisite to critical thinking, and explore ways to accomplish such understanding in an introductory course in Syntax, as an example of the ‘liberating’ approach to education in linguistics.

Photo by Rowan Heuvel on Unsplash

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Linguistics Education and Cognitive Liberation

By Tara Mohanan and KP Mohanan

We concluded the article, “Education and Cognitive Liberation”, with a plea to incorporate deep understanding, critical understanding, critical thinking, and independent inquiry as essential instructional goals — the desired learning outcomes — of education. In this article, we focus on critical understanding as a prerequisite to critical thinking, and explore ways to accomplish such understanding in an introductory course in Syntax, as an example of the ‘liberating’ approach to education in linguistics.

Photo by Rowan Heuvel on Unsplash

liberal education linguistics