Dr Mark W. Post is a leading expert in the languages and linguistics of mainland Asia, with a special focus on the Indigenous languages of the greater Eastern Himalayan region. He is author and/or editor of more than 10 books, including A Grammar of Galo, The Tangam Language, A Galo-English Dictionary, Language and Culture in Northeast India and Beyond, and 5 volumes of the North East Indian Linguistics book series, in addition to dozens of academic papers. Post has been actively involved in community language work in the Eastern Himalayan region for more than a decade, through partnerships with the Galo Language Development Committee, the Apatani Language Development Committee, and the Milang Welfare Society. The CCLD has grown out of his work with Dr Yankee Modi, with whom he founded Training and Resources for Indigenous Community Linguists in 2015.
Dr Yankee Modi is one of the world’s foremost community linguists, representing the Milang community of Holon Village in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Previously Assistant Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Modi completed her PhD thesis A Grammar of Milang in 2017 at the University of Berne under supervision of Prof. Dr. George van Driem, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Pāṇini Award. The CCLD has grown around Modi’s collaborations with Mark W. Post, which began with a fieldtrip to Peki-Modi village in 2008. Co-Director of the CCLD, Modi is also a Tutor and Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney Department of Linguistics.