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  • Jayasinghe, J.Y. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of Drama And Theatre And Image Arts Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Wes Anderson is a well-known and highly discussed filmmaker in modern-day cinema. Especially his use of film language is unique and highly critiqued as he uses iconic compositions and complex colors to strongly express the ...
  • Thotagamuwa, T.J. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    With the current competition inthe world of business, advertising has been the best way of reaching customers and communicating with them. Language has a great influence on people and their behaviours. Due to this reason, ...
  • Wasana, W.P.N. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    The current generation prefers more technology than traditional teaching techniques. This research aims to investigate the use of the kahoot online platform as a tool for teaching and learning Prepositions for ESL learners ...
  • Dineshika, H.K.P. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Vocabulary is an important aspect of teaching and learning a language, especially in teaching and learning a second language or a foreign language. Lexical Approach by Lewis (1993) contains a taxonomy of lexical items which ...
  • Rathnayaka, R.M.R.P.N. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Walther von der Vogelweide (c.1170-c.1230),who composed and performed courtly love (“Minnesang”), which was a tradition of lyric and songwriting in Germany that flourished in the Medieval Era (5th -15th century), was ...
  • Jayasinghe, N.; Jayatilaka, T.; Wickramasinghe, S. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    The purpose of this research is to establish that Sri Lankan English (SLE) is widely used on social media and in pop culture, which thereby results in the promotion and avocation of SLE Morphology among the general public. ...
  • Liyanage, T. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    The depiction of sexual terms in translation has been a controversial subject in Sri Lankan culture. Sex is without a doubt one of the most intimate indicators of identity as in conjures up images of sexual actions, ...
  • Jayasooriya, B.G.S.R.; Sooriyaarachchige, S.S.S.; Gunawardana, R.M. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Dubbing cartoons have become a growing trend in Sri Lanka. Cartoons of different languages and different cultures have been dubbed into the Sinhala language and Sri Lankan kids have addicted to watching Sinhala dubbed ...
  • Ilfa, I.; Chandrasekera, N. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    This study presents a longitudinal analysis of some vowels from the annual Christmas broadcasts produced by Queen Elizabeth II over a period of 70 years in order to investigate whether adults adapt to sound changes taking ...
  • Ranasinghe, P.J. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    This study on PunyakanteWijenaike‟s epistolary fiction Giraya seeks to explore how the variable authenticity of the novel leads to multiple interpretations with reference to intertextual analysis.Variable authenticity as ...
  • Maldeniya, M.A.S. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Speaking is one of the language skills which is considered as a very important productiveskill for a language learner to master a language.English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms of the government schools has given ...
  • Wettasinghe, D.V.K. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    There are many special Chinese sentence patterns, which are different from other languages by their national characteristics. Chinese causative sentences, as one of Chinese special sentence patterns in modern Chinese, are ...
  • Jayathissa, D. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    English language plays a crucial role as a global language. In Sri Lanka, English has been taught as a second language in schools. Hence, testing in English as a Second language (ESL) has become important in measuring ...
  • Galagoda, S.; Iresha, K.L.M.; Sewwandi, R.I. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    The present study investigates the item analysis of both reading and listening in order to uphold the test effectiveness and fairness to enhance the exam quality. Language testing is as important as language teaching itself. ...
  • Amarasinghe, H. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English language teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    The English knowledge of a majority of the school students in Sri Lanka is not up to the expected standard, this is a well-known fact. The analysis of O/L results of the 2015 English language paper by the Examinations ...
  • Wathsala, H.M.S.; De Zoysa, T.R. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Women being always subjected to various portrayals in media, their image is now the source of new age humor; Internet Memes. Widespread all over in the social media platforms, these memes express any aspect of the individual, ...
  • Almeida, S.; Abeythunga, M. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Curriculum design has a direct impact on the process of teaching and learning. In Sri Lankan education structure, English is included as a compulsory subject through educational reforms, yet it is visible that fluency and ...
  • Katugampala, K.H.; Maduwanthi, M.L.S.; Rajasekara, W.M.V.; Madhurangi, P.S. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    The use of morphological processes in Sri Lankan English (SLE) is a prominent issue in these days. The aim of this empirical research is to identify productive morphological processes in Sri Lankan English. There is a ...
  • Wijesinghe, U.D.T.M.; Jayarathne, V.; Hewage, H.O.W. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    Sri Lankan English (SLE) has an exclusive repertoire distinct from other varieties of English used in the Asian subcontinent. SLE morphology used in social media has been discussed in many research studies. This current ...
  • Athapaththu, A.P.B.; Hettiarachchi, S. U. J.; Wickramasinghe, W.A.D.D.U. (Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2019)
    One of the main devices used to express different feelings and concepts of the users of a new variety of a language is new vocabulary. Sri Lankan English which is identified as a distinct variety of English has a rich ...

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