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Name: Saratchandran  V. Nair
Institution: Central Institute of Indian Languages
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State and/or Country: Karnataka
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Malayalam
Selected Publications: Books:
Advanced Course in Malayalam - Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Translation to Malayalam from Kannada)

Papers :
Infinitive in Malayalam, Dravidian Linguistics V annamalai university, Annamalainagar, 1977
A study of the errors of the second language learners in Malayalam, in proceedings of Dravidian Linguistics Tamil University, Thanjavur, 1986.
A case study of Relativization and syntatic Markedness in International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Vol. XXIII, 1994.

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