User acceptance of Tamil technology in postcolonial Tamil Nadu

ALI, Ashik, KHAZAEI, Babak, RAJU, S and RAMACHANDRAN, Raj (2016). User acceptance of Tamil technology in postcolonial Tamil Nadu. In: 15th International Tamil Internet Conference, Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul, 8th September 2016. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Technology has made considerable advancements over the last few decades. With over 70 million native speakers, Tamil could be classified as a world language. There have been researches specifically on the attitude of native Tamil speakers towards Tamil language and within the domain of Tamil computing. The predominantly native Tamil speaking regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry within the Indian Union, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia have had a colonial past. This research paper aims to present an empirical observation on the colonial influences towards user acceptance of technology in Tamil through a quantitative methodology and attempts to present the prevailing mindset of Tamil speakers and argues how it might influence the user acceptance of technology or software in Tamil which is the original contribution of this paper. This research paper uses the philosophical approach towards technology in the context of postcolonial Tamil Nadu to explore the acceptance of technology in the Tamil language.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Raj Ramachandran
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 17:11
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14069

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