Central Institute of Indian Languages [CIIL] MISSION STATEMENT:  Annotated, quality language data (both-text & speech) and tools in Indian Languages to Individuals, Institutions and Industry for Research & Development - Created in-house, through outsourcing and acquisition..  Our Other Sites  Related Sites 
You are here: BACK
Faculty > Dr. L Ramamoorthy
Dr. L Ramamoorthy

Academic Record   Editorship
Button Awards & Distinctions   Membership in Professional bodies
Current Responsibilities   Organized/Coordinated
Employment Details   Publication
Professional Experience   Seminar / Conferences


Academic Record

Examination

Subjects

Institution

Year

Marks/Class

B.Sc.

Chemistry

Madurai Kamarajar University, Madurai

1979

I Class

M.A.

Linguistics

Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar

1982

I Class

M.A.

Sociology

Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar

1984

-

Ph.D.

Linguistics

Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar

1988

Awarded

Awards & Distinctions

  • Awarded National Merit Scholarship for the year 1979-82.

  • Annamalai   University. Awarded T.P.M. Gold Medal for Securing First Rank in the Post Graduate Studies in Annamalai University.

  • Awarded U.G.C. Fellowship for the Years 1982-86.

  • The book entitled ‘Tamil Ilakkiyangal : kaTTavilppum, kaTTamaippum’ (Tamil Literature : tructural and Deconstruction Approach) was selected as a best book on Literary Criticism for the year 2005 by the Government of Tamilnadu and awarded First Prize.

  • The book entitled ‘Mozhiyum adhigaramum’ (Language and Power) was selected as a best book on Language Development for the year 2005 by the Tamilnadu Progressive Writers Association and awarded First Prize.

Top

Current Responsibilities:

  •      Head : Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages(LDC-IL)
  •      Head :Centre for Language Technology

Previous Responsibilities:

  •      Head : Centre for Human Resource Development
  •      Co-ordinator :Endangered Languages(2007-2008)
  •      Co-ordinator : Classical Tamil (2009)
  •      Co-ordinator : National Translation Mission (3 Months)
  •      Head/Co-ordinator : Bhasha Mandakini - Tamil

Employment Details:

 

Institution

Post Held

Period

Department of Linguistics Tamil University, Thanjavur

Junior Research Assistant

Aug.1986 - Mar. 1988

School of Indian Languages Tamil University, Thanjavur

Senior Research Assistant

Mar. 1988 - Mar. 1990

Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, Pondicherry

Research Assistant

Mar. 1990

Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, Pondicherry

Senior Lecturer

Nov. 2000

Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, Pondicherry

Director-in-charge

Jul. 1996 - Oct. 2000

University of Michigan, USA

Visiting Scholar

Sept. 2009 - Apr. 2010

Professional Experience:

 
Ph.D. Guidance
  1. Six candidates were awarded Ph.D. degree under my guidance.
  2. Nine more are working for Ph.D's.
Research Projects Undertaken
  • Submitted a Research Report entitled ‘Bilingualism in Tanjore District’ to the Department of Linguistics. Tamil University, Thanjavur.

  • Submitted a Research Report entitled ‘Language Loyalty and Language Displacement among Telugu Minorities in Pondicherry’ to Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, Pondicherry - 1994.

  • Submitted a Project on : Linguistic Purism: A case Study of Tamil, to Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, Pondicherry.

  • Under taken a Project on Language use in Pondicherry in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore.

  • Dialect Dictionary of Southern Tamilnadu.

Language Teaching Experience

  • Taught Tamil to Foreign Students (Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius Students) at Tamil University in “Language and Culture” Course - 1987.

  • Taught Linguistics and Language Planning to College and University Teachers in the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Tamil University - 1988, 1989.

  • Taught Tamil to South African Students at Tamil University - 1989.

  • Taught Tamil to I.A.S. (Indian Administrative Service) Students, Tamil University - 1989.

  • Taught Tamil to Foreign Students in summer courses organised by French Institute and PILC in Pondicherry – 1999 - 2006.

  • Taught Linguistics and Telugu to the Certificate Course Students of PILC.

  • Taught Administrative Tamil to Officials of Pondicherry Government.

  • Taught Tamil in the University of Michigan, USA for two semesters, Fall 2009- Winter 2010

Endowment Lectures / Special Lectures

  • Dr. M. Varadarajanar Endowment lectures at University of Madras, Chennai - 2003 on the topics
    (a) Contradiction in Tamil development and
    (b) Language and space

  • Given Bharathidasan’s Endowment Lecture at Tamil University on the topic “Language Ideologies of Bharathidasan”. Published as a book by Tamil University.

  • Given Series of special lectures under auspices of UGC SAP-CAS-IV in The Center of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University on the topic “Linguistic Challenges in Language Technology” March 9th - 14th, 2012

  • Given more than 100 special lectures on Language Modernization, Language Planning, Literary Criticism and Language Maintenance to the college teachers at various UGC refresher courses.

Courses Attended

  • Advance Institute of Language Planning - 1986 - University of Delhi, New Delhi.

  • Micro Computers and Programming Languages - 1987 -Tamil University, Tanjore.

  • Use of Computers in Dictionary Making - 1992 - Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.

  • Natural Language Processing (Both Beginners and Advanced Courses), 1992, University of Hyderabad.

  • Preparation of Electronic Dictionary for Tamil, Department of Linguistics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

  • International Summer Institute in Syntax, CIEFL, Hyderabad.

Top

Editorship

  • Edited Moliyilal a biannual Tamil Linguistics Journal, Annamalai University, Vol. 9 - 1986.

  • Associate Editor of PILC Journal of Dravidic Studies a Biannual Journal of Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture from 1992-1996.

  • Editor-in-chief of PILC Journal of Dravidic Studies from 1996-2000.

  • Chief coordinator of Ya:nar a biannual working papers in PILC.

  • Co-Editor of Languagesinindia.com E-Journal 2011.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Life Member of All India Tamil Linguistics Association.

  • Life Member of All India Folklore Association.

  • Life Member of Dravidian Linguistic Association.

  • Executive Member of All India Tamil Linguistic Association.

  • Vice President of Pondicherry History congress (1998 - 2000).

  • Member in the Board of studies of Madras University and Bharathiyar University for P.G. Courses (1998-2001).

  • Executive member of Lexicographic Society of India.

  • Member in the Board of Studies of Linguistics (P.G level), Madras University 2005-2008.

  • Member in the Board of Studies of Linguistics (P.G level), Tamil University 2005-2008.

Convenership

Convener of the following:

  • Translation of Tamil poems into English.
         1. Selected poems of Bharathidasan
         2. Selected poems of Vanidasan
         3. Selected poems of Puduvai Sivam

  • Convener of the projects to edit and publish the private diaries of Sri. Ananda Ranga Pillai, Thiruvenkadam Pillai.

  • Convener of Legal glossary of Tamil.

Top

Organized/Coordinated:

  • Bhasha Mandakini :

        1. As the Head of Bhasha Mandakini Project, I have co-ordinated the production of visual episodes on Kannada, Tamil and Bangla and initiated the production in Telugu. Totally 100 episodes were previewed and cleared on all the languages.

        2. Tamil 60 episodes Supervised under Bhasha Mandakini Visual Episodes on different topics related to Language, Culture, Personality etc.

        3. Corrected the Tamil dubbed version of 60 Visual episodes

  • Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages

        1. Organized the Workshop on Corpus cleaning in various Indian Languages

        2. Guided the conducting of Fieldwork for Text/Speech corpus in various Indian Languages

        3. Organized the Workshop on awareness Programmes on Natural Language Processing on different Indian languages and different Region

        4. Organized and Conducted more then 8 Invited Talks/Lecture Programmes, 20 Meetings

  • Organized a Conference on Multimedia Endangered Language Teaching in collaboration with RMKV Engineering College, Chennai. The proceeding of the Conference was edited and published as E-book in the online journal viz. Languages in India.

  • One of the organizers of New Linguistic Survey of India- Summer Camp held at CIIL from 21-5-2008 to 30-06-2008 under the aegis of NLSI. Eight workshops on Dravidian and Arial Linguistics were organized for 460 participants from all over India.

  • Co-ordinated the Course on Sociolinguistics and Participated in the North Eastern Winter School of Linguistics during February 2008 at Shillong.

  • Organized the workshop to identify the titles for making Visual documentaries by inviting 15 scholars from Tamilnadu during September. 2008.

  • Organized a workshop on preparation of profile for the Endangered Languages in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka at Kuppam from 22 to 29 September 2008.

  • Organized a workshop on Endangered Languages in Tamilnadu and Kerala at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, January 2009.

Visit Abroad

  • Participated and presented paper on ‘Manonmaniyam Sundaram Pillai’s Contribution to Tamil’,Conference on Tamil Stalwarts, Malaysia 2006.  

  • Participated on Special Workshop for ALC Languages Assessment, February 20, 2010, University of Michigan, USA.

  • Participated on International Workshop for Tamil Instructors to Draw Common Strategies in Tamil Curriculum : Spoken Tamil, March 12-13, University of Texas, USA, 2010.

  • Srilanka in connection with Study on contours of the Ten Year National Master Plan to move Srilanka towards a Trilingual at High Pay Commission of India, Colombo during Nov. 12-17, 2010.

  • Participated and presented paper in the 9th World Tamil Teachers Conference held in Singapore during Sept. 8-10 , 2011.

Publications

Books

  • Language Loyalty and Displacement among Telugu Minorities in Pondicherry. PILC 2000.

  • Modernisation of Tamil with Reference to Administration PILC 2000.

  • Ya:nar (ed) PILC 2000.

  • Tamil aaTchi mozhi (ed) PILC 2000.

  • Mozhiyum Athikaaramum (Language and Power) Annam Publication 2005.

  • Tamil Ilakkiyangal KaTTaviLppum KaTTamaippum (Tamil Literature : Structural and Deconstruction Approach) Kavya Publication 2005.

  • Paaveendarin Mozhi Karutthiyalgal (Language Ideologies of Bharathidasan) Tamil University, 2006. (Endowment Lecture)

  • Purism in Tamil Lambert, German 2010.

  • Prepared a monograph on pedagogical grammar of Tamil.

Co-Author / Editor

  • Proceeding on Multimedia Enhanced Language Teaching 2009.

  • Proceeding on Parsing in Tamil 2010, Pondicherry.

  • Associate Editor of Tamil–Tamil–English Dictionary Longman : NTM Pubication 2010.

  • Co-Editor of Proceeding in International Conference on Language Development and Computational Methods 2010, Karunya University.

  • Co-Editor of Proceeding in New Trends in Linguistics 2010, Bharathiyar University.

  • Co-Editor of Proceeding in Readings in Applied Linguistics 2010, Bharathiyar University.

Top

Seminars & Conferences

International Conference

  • Participated and Presented a Paper on Evaluation of Tamil Technical Terms. In the International Seminar on Tamil Cultural Studies, Sri Lanka, 1992.

  • Participated and Presented a Paper on Ideology behind Tamil Purism in South Asian Linguistic Analysis, New Delhi 1997.

  • Participated and presented in paper on The Role of Interactivity in Language Teaching through Multimedia, in world Tamil internet conference, Chennai, 2004.

  • Participated and presented paper on Reformulating Dialect Dictionaries, in International Conference on Lexicography, Annamalai University, 2004.

  • International Conference on Language Development and Computing Methods (ICLDCM-2010) held at Karunya University, Coimbatore on Dec. 2-3, 2010

  • International Conference on ICON 2010-8th International Conference on Natural Language Processing held at IIT, Kharagpur on Dec. 8-11, 2010

  • International Conference on International Seminar on Recent Advances in Linguistic Research organized by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on Dec. 15-16, 2010

  • International Conference on WiSSAP-2011 : 6th Winter School on Speech and Audio Processing held at IIT, Guwahati on Jan. 8-11, 2011

  • National Workshop on People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) held at Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad on March 2-3, 2011

  • Delivered a lecture on Globalization and Language maintenance in the workshop organized during SALA conference at CIIL, Mysore (Jan. 10-31, 2011)

  • International Workshop on New Ways of Analyzing Variations Asia-Pacific 2011 held at New Delhi during Feb. 23-26, 2011

  • National Workshop on People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) held at Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad on March 2-3, 2011)

Papers presented in the National Conferences / Seminars

English

  • Modernization of Tamil in Murasoli - All India Tamil teachers Association Conference - 1983.

  • Translation of Negative Prefix un-into Tamil - All India Tamil Teachers Association Conference - 1984.

  • Coinage of Technical Terms: Some Identifications - All India Tamil Teachers Association Conference - 1985.

  • Language Modernization and Communication - Advanced Insti­tute of Language Planning - 1986 - New Delhi.

  • Cost-benefit Analysis of Tamil in Administration - All India Tamil Teachers Association Conference - 1986.

  • Plural Formation in Telugu Dialects - Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture Seminar - 1991.

  • Language Maintenance / Loss of Telugu Minorities - Pon­dicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture Seminar - 1991.

  • Evaluation of Tamil Technical Terms - International Seminar of Tamil Cultural Studies - 1992.

  • Tense Formation in Telugu - Presented in 13th All India Tamil Linguistics Association Conference, 1994.

  • Teaching of Culture to Second Language Learners - Seminar on Second Language Teaching, IITS, Madras, 1995.

  • The Role of Dialects in Language Planning - Seminar on Dimensions of Dialectology, PILC, 1995.

  • Adaptation Process in Tamil : A Case of Administrative Forms, National seminar cum workshop on language planning for administration, Hyderabad.

  • Ideology behind Tamil Purism - SALA 1997, PJDS Vol.6.2.

  • Social Dimension of Special Dictionary, Annamalai Uni­versity, 1996.

  • Is Identity Crisis a Factor for Maintenance of Saurashtra Language Madurai Kamaraj University, 1997.

  • Functional Approach to Language Teaching - CIIL, Mysore, 1996.

  • Power Status as a Determinant Factor for Language Choice, New Delhi 1997.

  • Puristic idom: the case of Tamil; presented at All India Linguistic Conference at Aligarh 1998.

  • PNG markers in kamma Dialect of Telugu, 22nd All India Conference of Linguists, Kanpur, 1999.

  • Attitudes towards Tamil Purism, An evaluation, 23rd All India Conference of Linguists, Annamalai Nagar 2000.

  • Vowel Correspondence in Telugu Dialects and Proto-Dravidian Reflexes, All India Seminar on Dravidian Linguistics, Annamalai University, 2000.

  • Values of Tamil Language in Cyber Space, All India seminar on computational linguistics, Annamalai University, 2001.

  • Inflectional Homonymy, All India Seminar on computational linguistics, Coimbatore, 2001.

  • Word Structure of Pondicherry Telugu National Seminar on word structure, Dravidian University, Cuppam, 2001.

  • Linguistics Landscaping and Reminiscence of French Legacy : The case of Pondicherry, National seminar on Linguistic landscaping, Annamalai University, 2002.

  • Sociological Study of Language Education in Pondicherry, National Seminar on Language Education in India, Annamalai University, 2002.

  • Morphological Parsing : The case of Um-ending Nouns in Tamil. International Seminar on Tamil Computational Linguistics, Chennai, 2002.

  • Intricacies in the Translation of Bharathi's Poems, National Seminar on Translation, Annamalai University, 2002.

  • The Impact of Globalization in the Process of Translation, National Seminar on Translation and Computers, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, 2002.

  • Pragmatic Study of the Lexical Item cumma in Tamil, National Seminar on Lexical Studies, Annamalai University 2002.

  • The Notion of Tamil Development: Theory & Practice ICOSAL Conference: Annamalai University.

  • Language of Globalization: A case study of Tamil Advertisement e.Tamil Language in India: March issue.

  • European Impact and Paradigm shift in Tamil Development Shanthiniketan seminar in European impact Nov. 2002.

  • Studies in Tamil Sociolinguistics: pavala vizha karutharangu tamizh mozhi thurai, March, 2003.

  • The Role of Interactivity in Developing Language Skill through Multimedia in the world Tamil Internet Conference, August, 2003 at Madras.

  • Particles and Clitics in the workshop on Modern Tamil Grammar,  October, 2003 at Annamalai University.

  • Multilingualism and Mother Tongue Acquisition in Pondicherry in the National Seminar on second language acquisition, December, 2003 at University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Towards Reformulating Tamil Dialect Dictionaries in the International Conference on Lexicography, January, 2004, Annamalai University.

  • Power Differentials in Tamil in the National Seminar on Language, Power in Communication, February, 2004, Mumbai.

  • The Status of Minority Languages in the Globalizing World. All Indian Social Science Congress, Dindugal, 2005.

  • Perception of Gender in Tamil Dictionary IInd International Conference on Lexicography, Chennai, 2005.

  • Personal Names and Politics: Seminar on place names and personal names, Tirupati, 2004.

  • Language Modernization in the Context of Globalization, Hindi Central Institute 2006, Mysore.

  • Status of Endangerment to the Tribal Languages, Bharathiyar University, 2006, Coimbatore.

  • “Is Language a Primary Symbol of Identity ?” A case study of Tamils in South Asia “In the Workshop on Competing Language Loyalties in South and Central Asia. 2008

  • Endangerment of Tribal Languages in Indian Context. In the 30th All India Conference of the Linguist conducted from 26th to 29th November 2008.

  • Language Endangered in India, All India Linguists Conference in Pune. That paper was published in the International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics-2009.

  • Language Planning in Tamil with Special Reference to Administration in the symposium on Language planning organized during 12th December-14th December 2008, 29th All India conference of Linguistics at Annamalai University.

  • Language Endangered in India in All India Linguists Conference in Pune.Paper published in the International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics-2009.

  • Personal names and Politics: A Case Study of Tamil published in a E-journal Language In India October 2012.

  • Social Construct on Doctor – Patients Relationship through Jokes published in a E-journal Language In India 2012.

Tamil

  • Karical Ka:TTu KaTita:cikaL - o:r naTaiyiyal pa:rvai - All India Tamil Literary Association Conference - 1987.

  • Ariviyal Tamilum TiTTamiTutalum - All India Scientific Tamil Association Conference - 1987.

  • Ariviyal Karuttu PulappaTuttam - All India Scientific Tamil Association Conference - 1987.

  • Tamil Eluttu Arimukam - Seminar on Tamil Development Bhar­athiyar University, Coimbatore - 1991.

  • Nirappeyar a:yvu - International Society for Tamil Cultural Studies Conference - 1992, Published in Pulamai.

  • Makkal Peyar a:yvu - Seminar on Moliyum Panpa:tum - 1992.

  • Tamil Valarcciyum Porula:ta:ra Valarcciyum - Kalanciyam-1995.

  • Tamilil Putumaiyakkamum, Tu:ymaiyakkamum, Ya:nar 1997.

  • Taramoliyum Tamilum, Ya:nar 1998.

  • Penniyamum moli nirnaya va:tamum, Penniya Ayyvukal, PILC  publication.

  • Tamil(t) tu:ymai, Yana:r 1999.

  • Aracu a:naikalil Tamil, paper presented at Seminar on Administrative Tamil organised by Tamilnadu government 1999.

  • Pulam peyarnto:r molitakkavaippum, ilappum, "Tamil kalai", 12: 1-4, 2000.

  • Tamil unarvum tamil valarcciyum: moliyiyal anukumurai a:you. Tamiliyal A:yuvukal 2001.

  • Vitukataiyil porunmaik kattamaippu, Dept of Folklore, Tamil University, 2001.

  • Col uravukal vilakkum kannamma kaatal - Puduvai Ayyvukal, 2001.

  • takaval tolilnutpa puratciyum ayal natukalil Tamil valarcciyum, Seminar on Tamil studies in foreign countries, Tamil University, 2002.

  • Molipeyarpiyal nokki Bharathidasan tamil adaikal, Bharathidasan memorial Seminar, Tamil University, Thanjavur.

  • Col vilaiyattu uyarntha kavip panpu aaguma? Thirukuralai mun vaithu mozhi kattamaippu aayvu, Valluvam 2002.

  • Aara Tamil Pathinen keelkanakku nool karutharangu melaichivapuri chentamizh kalluri, January 2003.

  • Tamilum Naveenapaduthuthalum : Chennai palkaikazha pavala vizha karutharangu, February 2003.

  • Paintamizh mudal pattini taivam varai: mozhi kuurukal kattamaikkum kannaki. Alagappa palkalai kazhaka Tamizh turai karutarangu, March 2003.

  • Mozhiyiyal parvaiyil pazha mozhikal  : mani vizha malar, May, 2003.

  • Moodin mullai mozhi sanga ilakkiya karutharangu. Annamalai palkalai kazhakam, September, 2003.

  • Mozhiyum aathikaramum, Vallinam itazh 5-6, 2004.

  • Kanini payanpattil Tamil, in Tamil valara valikal, (seminar proceedings) 2004.

  • Ce:ral Madavannam: Oru kuriyiyal a:yvu, In Tamil ilakkiya ayvukal  (seminar proceedings) Mayilam, 2005.

  • Kavitaiyum Porulum: Mo:liyiyal a:yu in PILC seminar proceedings  2005.

  • Karuttadal no:kkil kurinjip pattu PILC seminar, 2005.

  • Kuyil Pattu - Fraid's Approach, Bharathiyar University, 2005.

  • Language Loyalty (in Tamil) published in a Journal viz. Arima nooku. 2009.

  • tETalai nOkkiya moZik kalvi : taravuttokuppu vaZi (in Tamil) published in a Journal viz. Arima nooku. 2012.

TOP BACK
You are visitor No.
WAIT...

Developed & Maintained by:
LDC-IL, CIIL
Copyright © LDC-IL,
Central Institute of Indian Languages
Central Institute of Indian Languages
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
Manasagangothri, Hunsur Road, Mysore-570006, Karnataka, India.
Tel: (0821) 2515820 (Director)
Reception/PABX : (0821) 2345000
Fax: (0821) 2515032 (Off)
        Home | Announcements | News | CIIL | Contact Us