- Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America, Class of 2013
- Keynote Speaker, Sanskrit Syntax Seminar, Universit‚ de Paris, Diderot, June 2013
- Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Contact in South Asia, Dekhan College, Pune, February 2013
- Plenary Speaker, International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures, Moscow, July 2012
- Fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, New Delhi, February-March 2010.
- Keynote speakers, panel on diachronic morphology in Indo-European languages, International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal CN, August 2007.
- Annual Humanities Lecture, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, fall 2006
- Outstanding and Inspiring Leadership Award, Consulate General of India, Chicago, August 2003