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  • Samaraweera, O.G.E.N.T. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Language planning is the deliberate, systematic and theory-based attempt to solve the communication problems of a community by selecting an official language and standardising its structure. Even though language planning ...
  • Samudra, D.W.B. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    One of the current trends in the modem society is the frequent use of Facebook and it is being used almost everywhere in the world. Using Facebook is very much popular among Sinhalese speakers as well. Being a popular ...
  • Bandara, H.M.S.M.; Pathmasiri, P.S.S.; de Silva, Y.G.H.S. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Sinhalese and Tamillanguages are used as official languages in Sri Lanka. It is apparent that both these languages have had a great amount of influence on each other. Linguistics borrowing into both languages can be ...
  • Yomali, G.; Dissananyake, S.; Jayathissa, H. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Many Sinhalese native speakers learn Tamil as a second language. However speakers of Sinhalese language often make mistakes while learning Tamil. The aim of the research is to bring into discussion the problem faced by ...
  • Wijesinghe, A.; Kaluarachchi, S.S.; Weerangani, S. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The process of translating words or text from one language into another is known as translation. It communicates the meaning of a source language text into a target language. It is used for legal, official, literary works ...
  • Weerasingha, W.C.S.; Shashiprabha, K.G.T.; Ganepola, G.A.C.S. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The contemporary Sinhalese language possesses five unique consonant sounds known as Nasalised Plosives alias Pre-nasal Stops. They are [g], 0]. [Q.]. [a]. [6] represented respectively by the graphemes <w. 0, f:!, <:;. ...
  • Waththegedaral, P.T.S.S.; Karunathilaka, T.S.; Muthumali, H.P. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Translation is not just a translation of words but it is a creative act of translating the whole idea of source language into target language. The aim of this research is to compare the lexical meanings of Leonard Woolt's ...
  • Wijesinghe, W.R.A.I.D.; Jayasinghe, D.S.H.; Fernando, I.S.D. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Peter Newmark had given an in depth analysis on the subject area of translation. In 1998 in the book of "A text book of translation" he had given an acceptable definition on language translation and 8 methods of translating ...
  • Samaraweeral, M. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    "Deixis" are the words or phrases such as this, that, these, those, now, and then that point to time, place or situations in which a speaker is speaking. There are many deixis used in Sinhalese speaking society in Sri ...
  • Senarathnal, S.M.I.R. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Diglossia is the use of two varieties, namely High (H) and Low (L) of a language in a single speech community is wide-spread. (H) is usually the written variety whereas (L) is the spoken variety. In linguistics, lexicon ...
  • Sewwandi, K.A.S. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The necessity for an efficient concise language in communication has been the reason behind evolution of Short Message Language. They are used for different communicative purposes. Development in Communication and ...
  • Shavoni, D.P.N.; de Alwis, K.K.L. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Dialects play an indispensable role in an effective translation. A dialect is a form of a language unique to a particular region or a social group. These social dialects spawn according to the social boundaries like ...
  • Sooriyaarachchil, S.A.S.T.; Senadheera, R.H. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Language is one of the prominent resources that should be planned for the sociopolitical wellbeing of a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic country. This research focuses on the language planning of Kenya, a country in Africa. ...
  • Sanjaya, G.; Senaratne, T.; Thathsarani, U. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Translation is the comprehension of the meaning of the text and the subsequent production on an equivalent text that communicates the same message in another language. In this translation process translators definitely ...
  • Peiris, T.G. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The purpose of this study is to determine whether the television channels can make sensible influence in improving the English knowledge among the children in the country. Fluency in a second language is of course not ...
  • Perera, A. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    In linguistically heterogeneous societies, language planning constitutes core institutional practice for maintaining social cohesion as well as unique cultural identities. This study intends to examine the Colonial Period ...
  • Nanayakkara, A.; Nagodawithana, A.; Madhusanka, C. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Every language has its peculiar turns of expression. The peculiar uses of particular words and phrases which have become stereotyped by usage are known as the idioms of a language. It is generally agreed that idiomatic ...
  • Maithripalal, H.K.D.P.B.; Mallawaarachchi, M.A.S.P.K.; Kaushalya, A.S.R. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Tarnil and Sinhalese are the major languages in Sri Lanka. Sinhalese belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family and Tamil belongs to the Dravidian language family. Tenses play a main role in a language. Tenses express the ...
  • Madushani, K.A.S. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of television cartoons on language change and behaviour of children. The research problem is given as "how do these cartoons affect our child language and their behaviour?" ...
  • Karunathilake, P.M.A.U. (Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The main target of this research is exploring the evaluation of lexicon and language of two films respectively "Kolamba Sanniya" and "Pravegaya". The research question was finding out how the language has been changed ...

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