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Name: Alagarsamy  A  Kamatchi (IPA: kaamaaTci)
Institution: Annamalai University
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State and/or Country: India   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): Kannada
Malayalam
Tamil
Tamil, Old
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan
Dravidian
Selected Publications: BOOK PUBLISHED
• tolkaappiyattil vinaikkuRippu
Subha Publications, Nagarkoil.

SOFTWARE CD-ROM (CHEMMOZHI - THE TAMIL TUTOR)
• Prepared a Software CD-ROM (Chemmozhi - The Tamil Tutor) (for Native and Non-native Language Learners of Basic Tamil) under my Academic Design, Development & Consultancy from the Multimedia Firm of Allenpark Infotech, Ernakulam.

• A Software CD on modern Tamil Grammar Part 1 (Verb) {as a Co-Author} in CAS in Linguistics, Annamalai University, January, 2006.


TITLE OF THE PROJECTS WORKED EARLIER
• A New Tamil Grammar
• Sandhi in Modern Tamil

TITLE OF THE PROJECT WORKED EARLIER (AS ONE OF THE CO-INVESTIGATORS)
• Survey of Sociolinguistic Problems and Development of Literacy skill among the Tribal Population of the Western Hills of Madurai District.

PROJECTS BEING UNDERTAKEN

UGC – SAP –Research Project
• Proto Dravidian Vowels in Brahui

UGC – SAP –Research Project – (One of the Investigators)
• Lexical Resources for Tamil
UGC Major Research Project – (One of the Co-Investigators)
• Development of Syntactic Parser for Tamil

PAPERS PUBLISHED
International
2004 Perfect form in Tamil in the International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Vol. 33, No.2, June 2004.

2006 The period of Tolkappiyam not earlier than 3rd Century A.D. - An Epigraphic Approach. In the International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Vol. XXXV No : 1 January,2006.(pp.127- 142 )

National & Proceedings
1986 Nagatives in Tamil.
1987 The Aspect viTu in Tamil.
1988 Tense in Tamil.
1988 vinaikkuRippin utaaraNankaL aakkappeyarkaLee.
1988 tolinilai oTTu enpatu terinilai vinayaTi.
1989 Future Progressive in Tamil.
1989 Be Going To.
1998 coRpaakupaaTu.
1999 The Role of Language System in Second Language Teaching.
2000 tamil ilakkaNam calippatu een?
2002 paal kaaTTum peyaraakka urupukaL.
2003 Non–Deictic Tense in Temporal Clause.
2004 Timeless and Tenseless sentences.
2005 Bibliography on Tense and Time Notion.
2006 vinaikkuRippu kaalakkuRippaakumaa?.
2006 A Survey of Tribal Education.
2006 Early Tamil Brahmi and Tolkappiyam.

Courses Taught: Generative Syntax,
History of Tamil Language and its structure,
Structure of Modern Tamil,



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