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Dept of Dravidian and Computational Linguistics

About the Department

The Department of Dravidian and Computational Linguistics, established in November, 2005 is an institutional innovation of Dravidian University for fusion of Dravidian Linguistic Studies and Language Technology.

      The principal objectives of the Department are to study all 27 Dravidian languages (irrespective of its size and status), to document Dravidian Linguistic Heritage, to intercede Language Technology with Dravidian languages, to impart teaching in Linguistics, and to facilitate wider dissemination of research through outputs.

Mission

The Department, under SAP DRS-I from University Grants Commission for Documentation of Central Dravidian Languages, has a mission of Documenting Central Dravidian Languages.

      In order to work nearer to the areas of Documentation, the Department established Centre for Preservation of Endangered Dravidian Languages within its own structure.

Staff
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Prof. G. Balasubramanian
M.A, M.A, Ph.D
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Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Tribal Linguistics
gbalu123@gmail.com
94413-31760
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Dr.Ganesan Ambedkar
M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Head
Morphology, Lexicography.
ganesan_ambedkar@hotmail.com
94907-36166
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Dr.M. C. Kesava Murty
M.A, M..Phil, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation, Lexical Semantics
kesavamurty.mc@gmail.com
94405-05878
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P. Sreekumar
M.A, M.Phil
Assistant Professor
Comparative Dravidian Linguistics, Historiography of Linguistics and Language Technology Studies.
linguafranka@yahoo.com
94413-30821
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Dr. M. Prasad Naik
M.A, MBA, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Morphology, Tribal Linguistics & Culture
prasadnaik6@gmail.com
94946-97904
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Programs Offered
Name of the course Intake
M.A.,
Ph. D., & M.Phil., (Part-time & Full-Time)
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Projects

Name of the Faculty Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount Sanctioned Completed/ In progress
G. Balasubramanian Language of Malakka:ran: Description of Phonology with Vocabulary Dravidian University 9,000/- Completed
G. Balasubramanian Malama:kku: A Linguistic Description and Assessment of Language Endangerment UGC 3.46 lakhs Completed
M.Sreenathan Agricultural logos in Dravidian languages with special reference to the primitive groups of Kerala UGC 5.32 lakhs Completed
G. Ambedkar Testing of Word Formation Strategies CIIL 75,000 Completed
G. Ambedkar A Bilingual Dictionary of English Prepositions Dravidian University - Completed
S.Arulmozi Development of VerbNet for Tamil Dravidian University - Completed
S.Arulmozi Telugu WordNet MHRD, GoI 14 lakhs Completed
S.Arulmozi & M.C.Kesava Murty Development of Indian Language to Indian Language Machine Translation System TDIL, MCIT, GoI 2.46 lakhs Completed
S.Arulmozi & M.C.Kesava Murty Indian Languages Corpora Initiative-Telugu (Phase I) TDIL, MCIT, GoI 23 lakhs Completed
S.Arulmozi & M.C.Kesava Murty Telugu WordNet TDIL, MCIT, GoI 30.74 lakhs Ongoing
S.Arulmozi & M.C.Kesava Murty Indian Languages Corpora Initiative-Telugu (Phase II) TDIL, MCIT, GoI 45.43 lakhs Ongoing
M.C.Kesava Murty Semantic Similarities and Verb Sense Disambiguation for Telugu Dravidian University - Completed
M.C.Kesava Murty Valency Lexicon of Telugu Verbs UGC 1.5 lakhs Completed
P.Sreekumar Language of Paalukurumba: A Descriptive Analysis Dravidian University 9,000/- Completed
P.Sreekumar F.W. Ellis - Contribution to Dravidian Linguistics UGC 1.5 lakhs Completed
B.P.Hemananda (Senior Research Fellow) Phonology of Betta Kurumba/Kuruba with Vocabulary Dravidian University - Completed
B.P.Hemananda A study of irregular and defected verbs in Kannada Dravidian University - Completed
L.K.Malleswara Rao
(Research Officer)
A comparative study of semantic change in the native vocabulary of major Dravidian languages Dravidian University - Completed
L.K.Malleswara Rao Compilation of Dictionary in Linguistics UGC 1.4 lakhs Completed


Seminars, Workshops Conducted

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1 Workshop on Computational Linguistics Dravidian University 8-17 Dec, 2006
2 Symposium on Globalization: The State of Dravidian Languages Dravidian University 21st Feb, 2007
3 National Seminar on Classicalness of Languages: The Dravidian Context Dravidian University 25-26 Jan 2008
4 Workshop on Advanced Course in Computational Linguistics CIIL, Mysore & Dravidian University 16-25 Mar, 2008
5 Workshop on Preparation of Profile for the Endangered Languages in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka CIIL, Mysore & Dravidian University 25- 29 Sep, 2008
6 National Seminar on Relevance of Malayalam to the study of Sangam Language and Literature CICT, Chennai & Dravidian University 12-14 Mar, 2009
7 Second Workshop of the Consortia Project on Indian Languages Corpora Initiative TDIL, MCIT, GoI & Dravidian University 28-29 Aug, 2009
8 National Conference on Linguistic and Genetic Architecture of Dravidian ASI, ANSI & Dravidian University 22-23 Feb, 2010
9 National Seminar on Frontiers of Dravidian Studies in Honour of Prof. V.I.Subramoniam Dravidian University 4 Oct, 2010
10 National Seminar on the History of Linguistic Studies in Telugu APSCHE & Dravidian University 27-29 Oct, 2010
11 National Seminar on the Morphological Studies on Classical Tamil CICT, Chennai & Dravidian University 2-4 Feb, 2012
12 Lecture Series on First Grammars of Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam written in Sanskrit Dravidian University 21 Mar, 2012
13 Second Dravidian WordNet Workshop TDIL, MCIT, GoI & Dravidian University 5-6 Oct, 2012

Publication
  1. Koraga Grammar, T.Ramakrishna Shetty, 2008
  2. A Descriptive Grammar of the Kui Language, C.Maheswaran, 2008
  3. A Comparative Grammar of the Gondi Dialects, G.Uma Maheswara Rao, 2008
  4. Dravidian tribes & Languages (M.Sreenathan), 2008
  5. Common man’s multilingual dictionary (6 volumes – All faculty members), 2008
  6. A Bilingual Dictionary on English Prepositions (Eng-Tam), G.Ambedkar, 2008
  7. Papers on Language Technology (S.Arulmozi & P Mohanty), 2008
Academic Visits Abroad

G. Balasubramanian
  1. Participated and presented a paper in the International Conference on `Dictionaries in Asia: Research and Pedagogical Implications’, held at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong during 26-29 March 1997.
  2. Visiting Professor, Warsaw University, Poland, 29th 2009 to 28th Sept 2011.
  3. Visited Charles University in Prague as Consultant for the Project on Pandanus between 30th August and 4th July 2011.