Tamil Self-study Books

GANESANS at cl.uh.edu GANESANS at cl.uh.edu
Tue Jul 1 12:20:52 EDT 1997


                      RE: Learning Tamil
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Here are some self-study tools to acquire Tamil,
(in addition to the more modern computer websites
provided by Dr. Thomas Lehmann).

Good Luck,
N. Ganesan
nas_ng at lms461.jsc.nasa.gov


a) G. Sankaranarayanan, A programmed course in Tamil.
Central Inst. of Indian Languages, Mysore, 1994, 401 p.

b) Lawrence, S. Jean
Handbook Tamil: an autoinstructional course,
Int. Inst. of Tamil studies, Madras, 1988, 500 p.

c) Sowbhagyalakshmi Vaidyanathan,
Tamil newspaper reader. (tamil ceytittal vacakam)
Kensington, Maryland, 1990, 432 p.

d) Author:        Sundaram, N. Deiva.
Title:         Tamil, an auto instructional course / N. Deiva Sundaram, A.
                 Gopal. 1st [ed.] Madras [India] : International Institute of
                 Tamil Studies, [1984]
Description:   xiv, 223 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes:         Text in Tamil; introductory material in English.
               "Febrauary [sic], 1984"--T.p. verso.
Subjects:      Tamil language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
               Tamil language -- Spoken Tamil.

e) S. Rajaram
A intensive course in Tamil: dialogues, drills, exercises, vocabulary,
grammar and word index.  Central Institute of Indian Languages,
Mysore, 1979, 842 p.

f) Nataraca Pillai, Na.
     Classified recall vocabulary in Tamil / N. Nadaraja Pillai.  Mysore :
     Central Institute of Indian Languages, 1990.
     Series title:  CIIL recall vocabulary series ; 2.

g) Author:        Nataraca Pillai, Na.
Title:            A guide for advanced learners of Tamil / N. Nadaraja Pillai. 
                 Mysore : Central Institute of Indian Languages, 1986.
Description:   xvi, 236 p. ; 22 cm.
Series:        Central Institute of Indian Languages occational sic monograph
Subjects:      Tamil language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.

h) Author:        Nataraca Pillai, Na.
Title:           Pi_lai ayvu : mo_li ka_rpittalil oru putiya parvai = Error
                 analysis : a new approach in language teaching / Na. Nataraca
                 Pillai, Ca. Vimala. Maicur : Te_n_nintiya Mo_likali_n
                 Payi_r_ru Maiyam, Intiya Mo_likali_n Natuvan Ni_ruva_nam,
                 1981.
Description:   ix, 133 p. ; 22 cm.

i) Author:        Subbu Reddiar, Nallappa, 1917-
Title:           Tami_l payi_r_rum mu_rai. [E_lutiyavar] N. Cuppurettiyar. 
                 i.e. 2d ed.] Tirunelveli, Es. Ar. Cuppiramaniya Pillai [1964]
Description:   xxvi, 689 p. port. 19 cm.


j)   Asher, R. E.
     Tamil / R.E. Asher.  Amsterdam : North-Holland, c1982.


k) Author:        Asher, R. E. comp.
  Title:         A Tamil prose reader; selections from contemporary Tamil prose
                 with notes and glossary by R. E. Asher and R. Radhakrishnan. 
                 Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1971.
Description:   x, 237 p. 23 cm.



l) Author:        Pattanayak, Debi Prasanna, 1931-
  Title:         Advanced Tamil reader / D. P. Pattanayak, M. S. Thirumalai, K.
                 Rangan. Mysore : Central Institute of Indian Languages, 1974-
Description:   v. ; 25 cm.



m) Author:        Pope, G. U. (George Uglow), 1820-1908.
Title:         A handbook of the Tamil language : a Tamil prose reader. New
                 Delhi : Marwah, 1982
Description:   124 p


n) Author:        Rajaram, S.
Title:         Tamil phonetic reader [by] S. Rajaram. Mysore, Central Institute
                 of Indian Languages [1972]
Description:   viii, 82 p. illus. 23 cm.


o) Author:        Schiffman, Harold F.
Title:         A Reader for advanced spoken Tamil / Harold F. Schiffman. 
                 Washington : U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare,
                 Institute of International Studies, 1971.

p)   Shanmugam Pillai, M 1919-
     A Tamil reader for beginners.  [1st ed.  Chidambaram? S. Muthu
   Chidambaram, 1966-68.

q) Author:        Shanmugam Pillai, M 1919-
   Title:         A Tamil reader for beginners. [1st ed. Chidambaram? S. Muthu
                 Chidambaram, 1966-68.
Description:   2 v. 14 x 23 cm.


r) Author:        Vacek, J. (Jaroslav)
  Title:         A Tamil reader, introducing sangam literature / J. Vacek, S.V.
                 Subramanian. 1st ed. Ce_n_nai : Ulakat Tami_laraycci
                 Ni_ruva_nam, 1989.
Description:   2 v. ; 22 cm.

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