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May 28th, 2009
Texas State professor takes top speech award

STAFF REPORT

Texas State Assistant Professor Rahul Chakraborty has been selected for the 2008 Editor’s Award for the speech section of the Journal of Speech-Language And Hearing Research. Chakraborty teaches in the Department of Communication Disorders.

Chakraborty’s peer-reviewed and published article, called “Physiological Indices of Bilingualism: Oral-Motor Coordination and Speech Rate in Bengali-English,” was chosen by the editor and associate editor as meeting the highest quality standards in research design, presentation and impact for a given year.

The award is considered the most prestigious national research award that a professor in the field of communication disorders can receive.

Chakraborty will be presented with the award on Nov. 20 during a ceremony at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention.

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