Malayalam is one of the four major Dravidian languages of South India. It is spoken in Kerala and Lakshadweep and has approximately 36 million speakers worldwide. Malayalam is descended from Sanskrit and Tamil, incorporating both grammar and vocabulary from the two languages. Consequently it has the largest number of letters among the Indian languages. Malayalam script includes letters capable of representing all the sounds of Sanskrit and Dravidian languages.
Download audio files corresponding to Rodney F. Moag's textbook, Malayalam: A University Course and Reference Grammar (1985).
MAL 506, First-Year Malayalam I
Standard Malayalam of Kerala. Five class hours a week for one semester.
MAL 507, First-Year Malayalam II
Five class hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Malayalam 506 with a grade of at least C.
MAL 312K, Second-Year Malayalam I
Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Malayalam 507 with a grade of at least C.
MAL 312L, Second-Year Malayalam II
Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Malayalam 312K with a grade of at least C.
MAL 330, Topics in Malayalam Language and Literature
Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Malayalam 312L with a grade of at least C.
MAL 360, Conference Course in Malayalam Language and Literature
Supervised individual study of selected problems in Malayalam language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Malayalam 312L and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the undergraduate adviser.