Humanities: Recent submissions

  • Jayasinghe, R.R. (8th Research Conference, the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2015)
    The phrasal verbs are phrases which consist of a verb in combination with a preposition. They are not only used in spoken and informal English, but also in written and even formal English. According to Fraser 1965, 1976; ...
  • Jayasinghe, R.R. (the International Conference on Postcolonial Societies in Transition, 2015)
    Sri Lanka inherited English Language from its last colonizers, the British and a positive interest was taken by British in teaching English for the Sinhala speaking students since then. Today, in postcolonial era, formal ...
  • Jayasinghe, R.R. (Annual Research Symposium conducted by the National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences Sri Lanka, 2015)
    Research and simple observation indicate that English prepositions are a problem for learners at every level of proficiency (Cowan, 2008). Littlefield (2006) has investigated the existence of four fine-grained categories ...
  • Jayasinghe, R. (12th British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), 2016)
    Recent studies show that educational programs that systematically incorporate the use of English Language Learner’s (ELLs’) home languages result in achievement in English literacy and other academic subjects often better ...
  • Jayasinghe, R. (Asia TEFL International Conference, 2017)
    The present study attempts to validate or disprove the fine-grained categorization of English prepositions found by Littlefield (2006), on the basis of ESL (English as a Second Language) learners’ acquisition patterns in ...
  • Wijesinghe, S.L. (Théologiques, 18(1), 217–240., Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions, Université de Montréal, 2010)
    This article presents a Sri Lankan hermeneutic of the Joseph Story (Genesis 37-50) in relation to grassroots peacemaking in Sri Lanka. On a global scale, peacemaking at the grassroots level is a rare phenomenon outside ...
  • Sandya, B. M.; Atchuthan, Y. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Writing sentences without making mistakes in the application of tenses is important to express the intended meaning. In Sri Lankan context, even though the students are learning English as a second language from the ...
  • Sandya, B. M.; Atchuthan, Y. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    In Sri Lanka, students learn English as either their second or a foreign language. Even though the schoolchildren in Sri Lanka learn English as their second language from grade three, the pass rate, even after eight years ...
  • Sandya, B. M.; Atchuthan, Y. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Even though the universities, teacher-training colleges, and other higher education institutions in Sri Lanka produce trained English language teachers annually, they are unable to fulfill the country‟s entire education ...
  • Yasmini, P. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    The scientific study of dialects is known as dialectology, which is generally regarded as a subfield of sociolinguistics. Tamil, which belongs to the Dravidian language family, is one of the major languages spoken in Sri ...
  • Rathnayake, W. M. P. Y. B.; Wijesekera, G. J. S. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Analysis of errors (EA) in learner language in search of clues of language acquisition has been an interesting area of applied linguistics. Traditional EA approaches spot sources of learner errors in terms of interlingual ...
  • Wijayawimala Thero, Suriyawewa; Sugunaseela Thero, Yakkaduwe (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    The term bhavaṅga of the Theravāda Buddhist Philosophy is predominant due to many reasons. When studying the discourses of the Buddha, this term cannot be found anywhere in the basket of discourses (suttapitaka). Therefore, ...
  • Wijayawardane, B. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Re-thinking classrooms today, learning in the 21st century cannot be limited to literacy and numeracy, but needs to be broadened to enable students to think, deliberate and address the socio-emotional problems they face ...
  • Wickramasinghe, D. D. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Language constitutes a fundamental right of all citizens of Sri Lanka. According to Chapter III, Article 12 (2), no citizen shall be discriminated against on grounds of language. The constitutional provisions thus entitle ...
  • Weerasinghe, K. W. A. A. G. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Word retrieval difficulty is a characteristic of Aphasia, which is a language impairment that occurs due to brain damage. Stroke is the main cause of brain damage that results in Aphasia. Individuals utilize various ...
  • Udeshika, O.P.D. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Translations can be mainly categorized as technical and non-technical translations. Literary translations which belongs to the category of non-technical translations are considered to be challenging than technical translations. ...
  • Swarnasinghe, S. M. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    As the medium of instruction at the faculty is English, the majority of students who enter the faculty are obliged to change their medium of instruction from their first language to English. However, these students do not ...
  • Udayamali, S. A. T. S. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Foreign language learning not only includes the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary but also the acquisition of a cultural competency related to the target language. However, acquiring cultural competency could be a ...
  • Srikantharajah, S. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Language learning has been one of the significant interest in the humanistic discipline. In recent studies, First Language Learning is viewed as a part of individual's biological development. Second Language Learning is a ...
  • Srikandavel, G. (The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2017. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Translation is an emerging field. Many challenges are encountered during the process of translation. When a translator finds it difficult to do a translation, she/he can seek for alternatives in order to meet the satisfaction ...

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