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Professor of Sanskrit, Asian Languages & Cultures, and Linguistics
202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Office Location(s): 5016 STB
Madhav Deshpande is Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, and Linguistics. During his undergraduate and graduate education, Madhav Deshpande began his linguistic training with the tradition of Sanskrit grammarians and subsequently incorporated modern linguistics within his academic background. His work extensively deals with phonetic, phonological, and syntactic theories of the Sanskrit grammarians like Panini, a historical understanding of how and why the traditions of linguistic analysis such as phonetics, etymology, grammar, and metrics developed in ancient India, as well as a historical sociolinguistics of Sanskrit and Prakrit languages that takes into account social, religious, and political history of the Indian subcontinent.
Lorch Hall440 Lorch Hall611 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI