Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 10 : 1 January 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
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Language and Literature: An Exposition -
Papers Presented in the Karunya University National Seminar

J. Sundarsingh, Ph.D.

Karunya University

Karunya University

Selected papers from the National Seminar on Language and Literature conducted by the Department of English, Karunya University are presented here.

Language is uniquely human, a gift of God. We believe that humans are created in the image of God, endowed with will power to follow Him, worship Him and care for His creation. Language becomes a powerful instrument in achieving God's purposes in establishing justice, exercising repentance and grace, bringing about healing and deliverance, and expressing our compassion to all creation. Great literature is the record of our lives and God's enabling presence.

Language, including silence, becomes the medium for the expression of literature. Our teaching methods, goals, and content of teaching always need revision to meet the demands of our times. Change in human institutions is inevitable and is caused by the passage of time, as the great Tamil grammar, Nannuul, declares.

Teachers of English and literature in India have a great responsibility in moulding our students to become efficient enough to meet the challenges of globalization and changing demands on our lives through this process. Any and every creative addition to Language and Literature teaching will help our students and the country.

My grateful thanks are due to our Founder and the Chancellor of Karunya University Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, M.B.A., Ph.D., Vice-chancellor Dr. Paul P. Appasamy M.S.(Chemical Engg.), M.B.A., Ph.D., Registrar Dr. (Mrs) Anne Mary Fernandez M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., and the Director of the School of Sciences and Humanities Dr. B. Selvaraj, MSc., Ph.D.. My co-laborers in the Department of English at Karunya University made this seminar a reality, through their hard work. I'm immensely grateful to them all.

The papers are presented in a very convenient format. If you want to print the entire volume click the first link below. If you want to read a particular paper and print it, please choose your link or links that follow the first link. Titles of the paper/s as well as the author/s are given in the links given below. This should help you to navigate easily. All the papers are given in pdf format so that it becomes easy to print and read.

With best wishes

J. Sundarsingh, Ph.D.

Language and Literature: An Exposition -
Papers Presented in the Karunya University National Seminar


Linguistic Purism and Language Planning in a Multilingual Context | The Problems of Teaching/Learning Tenses | Language and Literature: An Exposition - Papers Presented in Karunya University International Seminar | Similes in Meghduta - The Absolute Craftsmanship in Language | Culture of the Tamil Society as Portrayed in Ponniyin Selvan | Deconstructing Human Society: An Appreciation of Amitav Ghosh's Sea Of Poppies | Enabling Students to Interpret Literary Texts Independently by Enhancing their Vocabulary | Coping with the Problems of Mixed Ability Students | Displaced Diasporic Identities - A Case Study of Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz | English Language Teaching in Developing Countries Error Analysis and Remedial Teaching Methods - An Overview | Diaspora Literature - A Hybrid or a Hybridized Product? | Anita Desai's Journey To Ithaca - A Manifestation of Vedantic Knowledge | A Study on the Physiological, Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives of Different Selves in a Self with Special Reference to Yann Martel's SELF | Conveniences and Complexities of Computer-Aided Language Learning | The Danger Lurking Within: The African American Woman in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye | Practices and Paradigms of Using Multimedia and Language Laboratory for Teaching Communication Skills to Technical Students | English: A Blessing in Disguise - A Study of Chinua Achebe's Technique of Hybridization | Language Teaching - The Present Day Challenges | Is Literature a Viable Medium for ESL Acquisition? | The Lord of The Rings : Galadriel, The Light Of Middle-Earth | Teaching Reading - A Challenge in Itself | The Silent Way | Translator as Reader: Phenomenology and Text Reception - An Investigation of Indulekha | The Dysfunctional Women in Mary Gordon'sThe Other Side | Utopia and Dystopia, Conflict Between Two Extremes - An Appraisal of Anita Desai's Cry, The Peacock | Reading 'god' Backwards | The Comic Vision in the Stories and Sketches of R.K.Narayan | My Responses to The English Teacher | 'Fall from Grace into Grief': Putting into Perspective the Outrages of Terrorism in Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown | Style and Language in M. G. Vassanji's The Assassin's Song | Affirmation of Life in Lloyd C. Douglas' Magnificent Obsession | Effectiveness of Group Investigation Model and Simulation Model in Teaching English | A Mathematical Treatment of Feministic Literature for the Prediction of Social Trends | Multiple Intelligences and Second Language Learning | Amitav Ghosh's The Circle Of Reason - A Study of Diaspora | The Role of Multimedia in Teaching Writing in English | A PRINT VERSION OF ALL THE PAPERS OF JUNE 2010 ISSUE IN BOOK FORMAT | HOME PAGE of January 2010 Issue | HOME PAGE | CONTACT EDITOR

J. Sundar Singh, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Department of English
Karunya University
Karunya Nagar
Coimbatore - 641 114
Tamilnadu, India

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