Prof. W.M.wijeratne
B.A., M.A.,(SriLanka),Ph.D.(Ed.)

hiru_89@yahoo.co.uk

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Books:

 

Vyavaharika Demala Bhasa Praveshaya  -Sinhala translation of ‘An Introduction   to Spoken Tamil’ by J. W.Gair, S. Suseendirarajah, W.S.Karunatilleke, Colombo . University of Sri Lanka , External services  Agency. 1978-.  University   of Kelaniya .  1999.  608 pages  

Saddharamarathnavali. (An Extra reading for Advanced literature course)  (in  Sinhala)  Darshaka
Publishers.  1998  

Demala Bhasha Praveshaya (in Sinhala) ) (An introduction to Tamil  language) (co-author S.J.yogaraja).  Darshaka Publishers.  1998

Sinhala Eluttup Payitci (in Tamil) (An introduction to Sinhala    alphabet) (co- author S.J.yogaraja).  Darshaka Publishers.  1997

                                            

Articles  

 

"Inflectional and derivational morphemes and the design of the grammar." Dinesa, eds.  Ven. G. Wimalananda Thero, A.I. Divakara.  (In Sinhala). 2007. pp  52-67.

Phonemic Systems of Indian Tamil and Estate Tamil: A contrastive Study. 'Kalyani'   The Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of the University   of Kelaniya . Vol. xiv, 1995- 2007  Eds.  Prof. TGR Dela     Bandara, Prof. R.M.W. Rajapaksha, Dr. K.M.P. Kuasekare. 2007.  pp. 77-     88.  

"Error Analysis and its importance." In  Sumanaprabha: The Felicitation Volume for the most venerable Oakkampitiye Sumanajothi Thero. Eds.Ven.Okakampitiye Pannasara Thero, Therele Dhammarathanam Thero.  Colombo . Author Publication. 2007.  pp 148-149. (In Sinhala )

 

“Bhaasha mishranaya: Samaajavaagvidyaatmaka vimasumak. “Language Hybridization: some sociolinguistic considerations.” By Sunandra K.Gambhir  Hindi Vol. 2.  Ed. Upul Ranjith Hewawithana Gamage, Nirosha Salwathura.  Department  of Hindi, University of Kelaniya . 2007.  pp.98-136.  

"Second language Acquisition and Error analysis: A case study of the language errors perfomed by the (Sinhala)  students who study Tamil as a   second  language."  In Vagvidya 08 (The journala of the Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya .)  Eds.  Ven. Galkiriyagama Wimalananda Thero, R.M.W. Rajapksha, Ashoka   Premarathne.  Kelaniya, Department of  Linguistics, University of  Kelaniya .  2002-2003.  pp.15-36. (In Sinhala).  

"Auxiliary verbs in Sinhala" In Journal of Faculty of Humanities, Vol.  iii.  Eds.  Gamini Dela Bandara, Ven. Induragare Dhammaratana  Thero, Maithree Wickramasinghe, Lakshman Seneviratne. Kelaniya,Faculty of Humanities,University of Kelaniya.  2000/2001.  pp. 055-072  (In Sinhala).

"Contribution of Panini in Panini" In Archana: Prof. M.H.F. Jayasuriya Felicitation Volume.  Eds. Ven.Navagamuwe Revata Thero, Ven. Tapovanaye Sutadhara Thero, Prof. Gamini Dela Bandara, Vijita Welagedara. Colombo . S. Godage and Brothers.  2002.  pp.25-39. (In Sinhala)  

"Tamil language in Sri Lanka – A short note", (by Prof. S.Suseendirarajah, inStudies in Sri Lankan Tamil linguistics and culture,eds. K. Balasubramanian, K.  Ratnamalar, R. Subathini, Jaffna , University  of Jaffna , 1999. pp. 433-436).)  In Abhisarana. Venerable Morawaka   Soratha felicitation volume.  Eds. Ven.  Galkiriyagama Wimalananda Thero, Pelempitiye Mahinda Thero.  Cyprus Sri Lanka Buddhist Society.  2006. pp.371-374.  (In Sinhala)    

"Reflections of certain social differences in Jaffna Tamil."  (By S.Suseendirarajah.  in Studies in Sri Lankan Tamil  linguistics and culture, eds. K. Balasubramanian, K. Ratnamalar, R. Subathini, Jaffna, University of Jaffna, 1999. pp.118-126 

In Sammaani: Venerable Alavaturee Siri Dhammakiththi Maha Thero   Felicitation Volume.  Eds. Ven. Okkampitiye Pannasara Thero, Ven. Kotagama Wacissara Thero. Colombo .  Author publication.  2005.pp194-204. (In Sinhala)  

"Indian Tamil and Sri Lanka Tamil: A Study in contrast (Noun System,)"   (by S. Suseendirarajah, Indian Journal of   Linguistics, Vol. 11, No.2, Calcutta ,.1975)}Samprekshana: The journal of Vagvidya  Parsadaya. Vol. 4  Ed. K.H.C.Kaushalya, Kelaniya, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya . 2000.  pp. 85-104 (In Sinhala)  

Linguistic Studies of Tamil Language in Sri Lanka : An overview. (in Sinhala)   Sambhasha  11. Eds. Ven. Welamitiyawe Dhammarakkhita Nayaka Thero,  Ven. Tumbulle Seelakkhndha Nayaka Thero, Prof. W.S.Karunatilleke, Dr. G.S.B.Senanayaka, Wijita Welagedara. . Piriven &  Religion Unit, Department of Education and Higher Education.   Colombo . 2000.  pp. 638-670.  

Definiteness in Sinhala,  (in Sinhala) Vagvidya 7, Eds.  K. Nagitha thero,D.M.Wickramasinghe.  Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya . 2000.  pp. 164-189  

Official Languages used in SAARC Region. (in Sinhala)  Nuwana 10.  Education and Higher Education Ministry. 1999.  pp. 61-63  

National Identity and Language (in Sinhala) Samprekshana 3.  Eds. Anuradha  Hettiaracchi, Samudra Lalani.   Vagvidya Parishad.  (Linguistic Society)  Department of Linguistics.  1999.  pp. 33-39    

What is a research and their main characteristics. (in Sinhala) Lipisaraniya on research methodology (a collection of occasional Papers). Eds. K. Nagitha thero, Chinta  Ranasinghe, Nirosha Subhasini Premaratne, Wathsala   Weerasinghe. Department of Linguistics.  1999.   

 Drama performed in Sri Lanaka. (in Sinhala)  A Translation.  Abhinaya. Vol. 2. Eds.  Gamini Dela Bandara, Anura Wickramasinghe,   Roland Abeypala.  Sub-  Committee for Sinhala Drama.1998.  84-98.  

Pronouns in (old) Sinhala, An Analysis based on Saddharmaratnavali. (in Sinhala)  Sambhasha 8. Ed. WijithaWelagedara. Piriven & Religion Unit, Department of  Education and Higher Education. Colombo . 1998  pp. 26-32.  

Deverbal Nouns (Kriyarthaka Sagna) in Hindi  (in Sinhala)  Hindi Journal.  Ed. Hewawithana Gamage Upul  Ranjith.  Department  of Hindi, University of    Kelaniya .  1998. pp. 40-48  

Literary excellence exhibited by Ven. Dharmasene in depicting characters in Saddharmaratnawali. (in Sinhala) Sambhasha 8. Ed. Wijitha Welagedara. Piriven & Religion Unit, Department of Education and  Higher Education. Colombo . 1997  pp. 37-42.  

Tamil Dialects in Sri Lanka . (in Sinhala) Sambhasha 7. Ed. Wijitha Welagedara. Piriven & Religion Unit,Department of Education and Higher Education.  Colombo . 1996  pp. 124-132.  

Verbal Nouns in –iima in (Literary) Sinhala. (in Sinhala)  Vagvidya 6. Eds. K. Nagita thero, D.M.Wickramasingha.  Department of Linguistics, University of   Kelaniya.  1996, pp 21-32.  

Languages Spoken in Sri Lanka . (in Sinhala)   Kalana. G.S.B.  Senanayaka  Felicitation Volume. Eds.  T. Sutadhara thero, H.T.Basnayake, W.S.Karunatilleke.  S. Godage & Bros. 1996.  pp 120-  130.  

Language, its usage and analysis. (in Sinhala)  Samadhi.  Dodampahala  Chandrasiri Maha Nayaka Felicitation   Volume. Eds. .Sutadhara thero,Darshana  Ratnayake. Sri Kalyani Vanshika Tapovana Sangha Sabhawa. Colombo . 1996.  pp. 199-211.  

Licensing  Functional Categories. Edinburgh Linguistic Department  Conference ’94. Ed. Simon Kirby, The  University of Edinburgh . 1994.  pp. 142-151.  

Deverbal Nominals in Tamil and Sinhala (with Mary Tait)  Functional   Categories, Argument Structure, and  Parametric Variations. Edinburgh Working Papers in Cognitive Science, Vol. 9.  Eds.  C.S.Rhys, D. Adger, A  Von Klopp. 1994  pp. 107-114  

Compounds in Sinhala.  Vagvidya 4. (in Sinhala)   Eds.  K. Nagitha thero,A.C.Premarathne. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya . 1991. pp. 23-   32.  

      

Language and Society. (in Sinhala)   Vagvidya 3Eds.D.M.Wickramasinghe, Hema Weerakoon. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya .  1986/87.  pp. 7-20.

 

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Seminar Papers 

           

i.          First Annual Symposium on Social Sciences & Humanities.  Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities.  Sabaragamuwa University .  2007.

Topic:   "Implication of Language Contact on Word Formation"

   

ii.         7 th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya .  2006.
Topic:  Dhampiya Atuva Getapadayehi penen nipata pilibanda vagvidyatmaka adhyayanayak" (A linguistic  analysis of   the post posions  in Dhampiya Atuva Geta Padaya.)

 

iii.        10th International Conference On Sri Lankan Studies.  The Research Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.  2005.
Topic:   "Estate Tamil: A New Variety of Tamil"

 

iv.         Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya . 2005.     
Topic:  
pada sadhanaye nava pravanta" ( New trends in word formation)

v.         Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya . 2003.
Topic:  Case suffixes with tensed verbs: A morphosyntactic  study"

 

 

vi.        Changing perspectives in Language research.  Scotish Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (Scotish CILT).  2002.
Topic: Issues in Second Language teaching: A case of teaching  Tamil and Sinhala as second  languages  in Sri Lanka ."

 

 

vii.        Linguistic Circle Meeting.  Institute of Linguistics , University of Malta .  2002
Topic:  
Implication for teaching/learning a Second Language:   The case  of Tamil."

 

viii.       Syntax-Semantic meeting, Department of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh .  2002
Topic:  
"(Final) Verb + Ta constructions in Sinhala."  

 

ix.        Annual Research Symposium 2000. November 24, 2000 , organized by FGS, University of Kelaniya .
Topic:   Language Contact and Language Evolution: A case of Derivational Affixes.

 

x.         Participant, A Radio interview on International Peace Day 14 September 1999, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

 

xi.         Seminar organized by the Department of Linguistics. 16.06.1998
Topic: Definiteness in Sinhala

 

xii.      Workshop on Research Methodology organized by Dept. of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya on 05/06.12.1997
Topic: Research Methodology: An Introduction.

 

xiii.     Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB), Spring  Meeting, 5-7 April, 1994. University of Salford

Topic:  Functional Projections and Deverbal Nominals in Tamil

 

xiv.       LAGB, Autumn Meeting, 13-15 September,   1994
Topic:  Negation in Tamil.

 

xv.        Edinburgh Linguistic Department Conference 1994
Topic:  Licensing  Functional Categories

 

xvi.       Linguistic Circle, The University of Malta Institute of Linguistics , 01 March 1995
Topic:  Deverbal Nominals in Tamil.

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