Singapore University of Social Sciences

Tamil Syntax

Tamil Syntax (TLL208)


Students will be introduced to formal syntax within the contemporary linguistic framework. This course exposes students to show how words combine to form sentences and the rules governing those combinations. It looks at clause structures, compound verb constructions and complex construction. It discusses a wide variety of syntactic phenomena in Tamil language. Topics discussed are: clause structure, compound constructions, complex constructions, complementation and nominalization, etc.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • தமிழ்த் தொடரியல் அறிமுகம் - மரபு இலக்கணமும் மொழியியலும்
  • வாக்கியமும் வாக்கிய உறுப்புகளும்
  • தனி வாக்கிய அமைப்பும் அதன் வகைகளும்
  • கூட்டு வாக்கிய அமைப்பு
  • கலவை வாக்கிய அமைப்பு 1
  • கலவை வாக்கிய அமைப்பு 2

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse the different sentence structures such as simple, complex, and compound. (B4)
  • Illustrate a holistic presentation of the organization of the lexicon of Tamil. (B3)
  • Develop scientific methods of theory construction. (B3)
  • Demonstrate analytical skills used in modern syntactic theory. (B3)
  • Show the different elements involved in the organization of the words. (B3)
  • Discuss conclusions on why the Tamil lexicon its takes current form through an overview of the history of the Tamils. (B2)
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