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Name: Saratchandran  Nair Velappan
Institution: Central Institute of Indian Languages
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State and/or Country: KARNATAKA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Applied Liguistics,Computational linguistics,Corpus Linguistics,Malayalam language and literature
Subject Language(s): Hindi
Language Family(ies): Southern Dravidian
Selected Publications: .Advanced Course reader in Malayalam,CIIL,Mysore,199
2.Noun Phrase in Malayalam,1981
3.Fiji malayalam ,in PJDS
4.Noun Phrase accessability and Second language Acquisition,In IJDL and more than 30 published articles.
5.Translatea short book on the life history of shri.Atal Bihari vajpayee,the former Prime minister of India and publishedd from kannada to Malayalam.6.Published 8 volumes of Bilingual Bidirectional Dictionaries in Malayalam-English,English-Malayalam,Malayalam-Kannada,kannada-Malayalam,malayalam-Tamil,Tamil-Malayalam,Malayalam-Telugu,Telugu-Malayalam,CIIL,Mysore,July,2011alongwith CDs.available at CIIL press,Mysore.
Courses Taught: Intensive course in Malayalam
Applied linguistics
Second language acquisition

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