Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Dharmaraj Sundararaj
Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Asian Languages & Cultures
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Dr. D. Sundararaj is a Lecturer in the Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds a PhD(JNU) in Comparative Linguistics and a Post Graduate(MKU) in Tamil Studies. Sundararaj started his career as language teacher at Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2009 and teach Tamil both are first language and second language in some Colleges, Universities in India and Germany.

Sundararaj's research interests include Comparative linguistics, Phonetics, Tamil Dialects and Language teaching. He has published in various international and regional journals, such as International Journal of Arabic Linguistic Tradition, Al-Turas, Kālaccuvaṭu, Puthiya Panuval. Sundararaj has published two books on Comparative linguistics.

Visiting Appointments
Visiting Research Fellow at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN), Indonesia (November–December 2016).
DAAD Fellow at the University of Cologne, Germany (April – September 2011).
Sundararaj's research interests are Comparative Linguistics, Phonetics, Tamil Dialects, Tamil Language teaching, Aṟaputtamiḻ / ARWI (Tamil Muslim Dialect), Language Policy & Politics.
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Fellowships & Other Recognition
Visiting Research Fellowship from Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN), Indonesia (2016).
Travel grant from International Institute for Asian Studies, Netherlands (2016)
DAAD Fellowship from Government of Germany (2011)
JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) from Central Institute of Classical Tamil, India (2010-2011)
URF (University Research Fellowship) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (2009-2010)
Courses Taught
AAT10C - Tamil Phonology and Morphology
AAT20A - Tamil language and Moral literature
AAK20A - Epic Literature I
DST100 - Tamil Language II
DSK100 - Tamil Literature I
DCT200 - Tamil Language teaching III
DST200 - Tamil Language III