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Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore offers a splendid array of websites with regard to linguistics, translation, hearing of Indian languages and other allied areas.

Bangla Online
www.bangla-online.info,
www.bangla-online.org

First among the online language teaching programmes, Bangla online caters to all those who wish to learn the language and at the same time be acquainted with the literature, culture, tradition and history of West Bengal. A striking feature of this language course is the active dictionary to help the learner acquire efficiency in learning the language.

Tamil Online
www.tamil-online.info,
www.tamil-online.org

Tamil online language teaching programme caters to all those who wish to learn the language and at the same time be acquainted with the literature, culture, tradition and history of Tamil, which has a long recorded history and it is one of the major Dravidian Languages. Though Tamil is primarily spoken in Tamilnadu which is in the southern part of India, during the long period of its history the Tamils have migrated to several parts of the world.

Kannada Online

www.kannada-online.info,
www.kannada-online.org

Kannada Online is a site offering online course to learn Kannada, one of the major Dravidian languages. Besides the academic aspect of the site, it also provides a comprehensive information about the land and people of the state of Karnataka with a thrust to culture studies.  The course has design,  pattern of examination and fee of its own.
Anukriti
www.anukriti.net

Anukriti - a multipurpose data base on translation and translation studies jointly with Sahitya Akademi and National Book Trust. ANUKRITI .net, the first of its kind in India, in the world, is designed to be an information site and a service site on translation. It seeks spurt in translation activities by making people aware of the possibilities and potentialities of translation. This kind of translation activities bridges in the cultural spaces, helps understanding and appreciation one another’s cultural ethoses.

LIS India

Language Information Services (LIS)-India is a web based, on line, multi- media, and authentic, comprehensive information source in the public domain on the Indian languages. In terms of its coverage of content and languages, it is envisaged to provide answers to all possible questions that one would like to ask about any or all the Indian languages including English- their grammar, history, functions, scripts, the number of speakers and their spread including diasporas, bi or multilingualism, literacy and education, language technologies and digitarcy, literatures and litterateurs including translations and translators, all linguistic artifacts from sign boards and place names to books, news papers, periodicals and other mass media, etc. that would be useful to a layman as well as a linguist or any other specialist interested in the Indian Linguistic landscape, its richness, dynamics and vitality. It is envisaged to be useful for language planning and social development with a scope for social engineering.

E-books
www.ciil-ebooks.net

A website of CIIL where books, journals and other reading materials of academic value can be accessed to in their electronic version. A very well designed site, it provides information about the books, CIIL publications in a very user-friendly manner.

Spoken Corpus
www.ciil-spokencorpus.net

In a scenario of stable multilingualism in India over centuries, there was less or no long tradition of written literature. The air of this site is to collect, organize and disseminate information on some lesser – known Indian languages, many of which are at the verge of extinction.

Corpora
www.ciilcorpora.net/

Having undertaken the mammoth task of building word corpora in scheduled language in the part, CIIL continues to work in the direction of developing corpora in languages recently included into the eight schedules. Corpora thus developed is maintained and distributed free of cost to scholars by the institute for academic purposes.

Learn Kannada
www.ciil-learnkannada.net

Since 1985, CIIL is conducting a Distance Education Course in Kannada for the employees of the Government of Karnataka, who do not know Kannada. So far, 12103 registrants have got the benefit of the course material. By learning Kannada through this course, it is possible for the learner to learn Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking of Kannada Language.

CIIL Grammars
www.ciil-grammars.org

The site provides access to all the CIIL publications of grammars written on various Indian languages with detailed information about the content of the book. The books are available at the publishing unit and can be purchased on demand or can be downloaded from the site.

INDIAN LANGUAGES INFORMATION.

The website www.ciil-indian-languages-info.net. is created with the view to standardize the study of Indian languages. The main objective or purpose of the website is to generate information on Indian languages, its history and its various linguistic aspects and to make it accessible to laymen and to scholars alike.

The site includes information on various universities throughout India, the departments that deal with the extensive study of various Indian languages, the courses offered and the faculty and experts who are involved in such studies. Along with this, information on several language-related disciplines such as, anthropology, folklore, linguistics, translation studies, etc. that enhance language study have been dealt with. Different technical universities are being contacted to be able to be familiar with technologies such as, language technology and machine translation. Addresses, contact nos., web-pages, profile of language departments, faculty, etc. of different universities will be available.

In addition to all this, the website will be linked to facilities like publications, authors of different works, newspapers, journals, magazines in a range of Indian languages, technical material, media interfaces like radio, documentaries, etc., Indian language resources such as dictionaries, thesauruses. The website will also deal with online and e-courses, training programmes. It will have a directory of language specialists and institutions. It is designed for different categories of surfers/ searchers/ users like students, faculty, foreign scholars and grants. This can also serve as a platform for freshers and novices to learn and to develop their language skills.


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