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Faculty >Dr. L.R. PREM KUMAR
Dr. L.R. Prem Kumar

 

 

 

Academic Qualification

:

  • Ph.D.  (Linguistics) in the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University. Madurai.  2009 -2015.

  • M.Phil., (Linguistics) in the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University. Madurai. 2007-2008.

  • M.A., (Linguistics) in the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University. Madurai. 2005-2007.

  • M.A., (Tamil) in the DDE, Madurai Kamaraj University. Madurai. 2009-2011.

  • Diploma in Telugu, DDE, Madurai Kamaraj University. Madurai.

  • PG Diploma in Computer Application in Mega Educational Trust. Madurai.

     
Trained in :
  • Corpus Analysis

  • Language Learning Teaching and

  • Core Linguistics

     

Positions held

:

  • Worked as a Junior Resource Person (Tamil) in LDCIL, CIIL, Mysore, 4th Aug 2010 – 10th Oct 2011.

  • Worked as a Project Assistant in Indian Languages- Indian Languages Machine Translation at CALTS, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, under Prof. Uma Maheswara Rao, 24th May – 5th July 2008.

     

Experience in research,
training and documentation

:

Fieldwork/Documentation:

  • Fieldworks done for Speech Data and Text Collection Tamilnadu (Southern Region)

  • Speech Annotation, Segmentation, Morphological Analyzer, POS Tagger  and Chunking

  • Ph.D., Thesis is on “Evaluation of tamil textbooks at Primary School Level

  • M. Phil. Dissertation is on “Language of Sripriya’s Poem” for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

  • M.A. Dissertation is on “Development of Listening Skill  in Mother Tongue Learning  in First and Second Standard of Primary School Level.

     

Participation in professional
conferences/ seminars/
workshops/ meetings abroad

:

Seminars/Workshops organized:

  • 27th February - 3rd March 2014. ‘Tamil Computing in Emerging Trends of Globalization’ held at the Department of Tamil, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Tamilnadu, Sponsored by LDC-IL, CIIL, Mysore.

  • 19th – 21st February 2014. ‘Speech Technology for Tamil’ held at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Sponsored by LDC-IL, CIIL, Mysore.

Seminar Papers Presented:

International Level

  • Frequency based Vocabulary Analysis on Tamil Textbook’ in the 35th Annual & International Conference of the Linguistics Society of India organized by the Central institute of Indian languages, Mysore and the Linguistics Society of India(27th - 29th November 2013).

  • Development of Criteria to Textbook Evaluation’ in the International Conference on Dravidian Linguistics in Honour of Prof. S. Agesthialingom organized by the Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar   (19th - 21st August 2009).

National Level

  • ‘Corpus and Dictionary Making (taravakamum akaraati uruvaakkamum)’ (co-author) in the National Seminar on An Index and Compiling Dictionary of Sangam Literature in Electronic Media by Bharahtidasan University Constituent Arts & Science College (Co-Ed), Navalurkuttapattu, Srirangam (Tk) in collaboration with Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai. (8th - 10th January 2015).

  • Issues in Speech Annotation of Punjabi Language’ (co-author) in the National Seminar on Linguistics and Language Technology organized by the Department of Linguistics, G.N.D. University, Jalandhar, Punjab in collaboration with LDCIL, CIIL, Mysore (6th & 7th March 2013).

  • Acoustic comparison of Tamil and Malayalam vowels’ (co-author) in the National Seminar on Speech Synthesis and its Applications organized by the Department of Linguistics, Kerala University, Thirivandrum in collaboration with LDCIL, CIIL. Mysore (10th & 11th July 2012).

  • Development of Tamil Folk Literature through Internet’ (Co-author) in the National Seminar on A Comparative Study of Tamil & Telugu Folk Arts organized by the Department of Tamil, S.V. University College of Arts, Tirupati   (27th & 28th February 2012).

  • Impact of Globalization on Language Teaching’ in the National Seminar on Effects of Globalization on Tamil Language Teaching organized by the Department of Tamil, Dr. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore in collaboration with SRLC, CIIL, Mysore (15th & 16th February 2012).

  • Corpus based Evaluation of Higher Secondary Tamil Textbooks’ in the National Seminar on Evaluation of Higher Secondary Language Textbooks organized by the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University, in collaboration with NTS, CIIL, Mysore (23rd & 24th January 2012).

  • ‘Corpus and Corpus Analysis Tool for Grammar Teaching’ in the National Seminar on The Role of Grammar in Second Language Teaching organized by the Department of Tamil, KSR Collage, Tiruchengode in collaboration With SRLC, CIIL, Mysore (11th & 12th January 2012).

  • ‘pati in Tamil - A Corpus based Investigation’ (co-author) in the National Seminar on POS Tagging in Indian Languages: Issues & Perspectives organized by the LDCIL, CIIL, Mysore (12th & 13th December 2011).

  • ‘Tamil Language and e-communication’ in the National Seminar on e-Potentials of Tamil Language in Telecommunication organized by the Department of Linguistics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (31st October & 1st November 2008).

  • ‘Problem in Translating Sourashtra Text to Tamil’ in the National Seminar on Techniques of Translation organized by the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (20th February 2008).

  • ‘Code Switching and Code Mixing in Mass-Media’ in the 29th All India Conference of Linguistics organized by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Chidamparam in Collaboration with CIIL, Mysore and LSI, Pune (12th -14th December 2007).

  • ‘Impact of Globalization on SMS Language’ in the National Conference on Globalization & Current Trends in Linguistic Studies organized by the Department of Linguistics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (24th & 25th January 2007).

  • ‘Speech Variation in Sourashtra Language’ in 34th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists held at I.S.D.L Thiruvananthapuram (22 - 24th June 2006).

State Level Seminars

  • ‘Techniques of Poetic Style’ in the one day seminar on Stylistics organized by the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. (27th October 2010).

  • ‘Agreement Features in Sourashtra – A Comparative Study of Tamil and Sourashtra’ in the Research Form held at the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (16th February 2010).

  • ‘Technical Terms in Linguistics – moliyiyalir kalaiccorkal’ in the one-day Seminar on Technical Terms organized by the Department of Linguistics Madurai Kamaraj University. Madurai (31st January 2006).

Seminar Participation:

International Level

  • 13th world Tamil Internet Conference organized by Uttamam held at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (19th – 21st September 2014).

  • International Seminar on Prosodic Interfaces organized by Jawahalal University, New Delhi (25th - 27th November 2011).

  • 8th International Conference on Natural Language Processing organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (8th - 11th December 2010).

  • Silver Jubilee International Seminar organized by the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University (4th October 2007).

National Level

  • Seminar on Research Perspective on Speech and Language Processing for Human-Computer Interaction organized by the Department of  Computer Science and Engineering – PG, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti (2nd - 5th January 2014).

  • Seminar on Short Stories in Dravidian Literature organized by the Department of Telugu and Comparative Literature, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai collaboration with Dravidian University, Kuppam (22 & 23rd March 2010).

  • Seminar on Tamil Historical Grammar organized by the Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University collaboration with Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai (3rd - 5th March 2010).

  • 37th All Indian Conference of Dravidian Linguistics organized by the Dravidian Linguistics Association, Thiruvananthapuram (18th - 20th June 2009).

  • Third Students’ Conference of Linguistics in India organized by the Centre for Linguistics, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi (19th - 21st February 2009).

  • English Teachers Meeting on ‘English Language Teachers’ Association of India’ A Forum for Professional Development Madurai Chapter organized by The Madura College, Madurai (12th April 2008).

  • Process of Translation in Dravidian Literature organized by The School of Indian Languages, Madurai Kamaraj University collaboration with the Department of Studies in Dravidian Culture, Kannada University, Hampi (24th - 26th March 2008).

Orientation Program and Summer School Participation

  • Orientation Program on Tamil Computational Linguistics organized by Tamil Academy, SRM University collaboration with LDCIL, CIIL, Mysore in Tamil Academy, SRM University. 20th - 31st Jan 2012.

  • Summer School of New Linguistics Survey of India (NLSI) at Central Institute of Indian Languages Mysore, 21st May - 30th Jun 2007. During this summer school I have participated workshop on Dravidian Languages (Tamil), Participated a course on Language Pedagogy and Language Technology.

Workshop and Training Program Participation

  • Seminar cum Workshop for Assistant Professor and Research Scholar on Linguistics Knowledge in Language Technology organized by Madurai Kamaraj University collaboration with LDCIL, CIIL, Mysore. 10th - 11th Aug 2010.

  • Participated as a resource person in the national workshop on “Sourashtra Vocabulary Development” organized by Sourashtra College, Madurai collaboration with CIIL, Mysore and Sourashtra Heritage Chair, Sourashtra University, Gujarat. 10th - 11th Aug 2010.

  • Workshop on “Finalization of Glossary of Evaluation Terminology” organized by National Testing Service, CIIL, Mysore. 5th - 9th Jul 2010.

  • National Level Training Programme for Doctoral Students on Testing and Evaluation organized by Department of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University collaboration with NTS, CIIL, Mysore. 22nd - 26th Feb 2010.

  • Workshop on “Preparation of Testing Tools for Language Communication at Undergraduate Level” organized by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore collaboration with NTS, CIIL, Mysore. 9th - 11th Mar 2010.

     

Publications

:

  • The Role of corpus in Grammar Teaching – illakkanam karpittalil viritaravin panku’ in the national seminar proceeding of Linguistics and its Roles in Language Teacher Training conducted by the CAS in Linguistics Annamalai University in collaboration with Southern Regional Language Centre (SRLC), CIIL, Mysore [17th & 18th March 2014, ISBN NO: 819-252-877-4 (pp.193 – 196)].

  • Development of Tamil Pronunciation Dictionary for Language Learners’ (co-author) in the National Seminar proceeding of Information Communication Technology and Language Technology conducted by the CAS in Linguistics, Annamalai University in collaboration with SRLC, CIIL, Mysore [29th & 30th October 2012 (pp. 88-94)].

  • Criteria for Textbook Evaluation’ in Ayvvukovai by Tamil Research Scholars’ Association, School of Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai [6th January 2011, ISBN NO: 978-93-8034-231-3, Vol. 3 (pp. 1648-1652)].

     

Award

:

National Level Fellowship for leading to Ph.D in National Testing Service, CIIL, Mysore

     

Membership of learned societies and boards

:

Dravidian Linguistics Association (Lift-time)

 

 

Residential address

:

72-A, Vasuki Street,
Ganapathi Nagar, Villapuram,
 Madurai – 625012.

     

Mother tongue

:

Sourashtra

     

Other Languages known

:

Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & English

     

Date of Birth

:

29-11-1983

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