Name: Ms. Dinali Fernando
Designation: Senior Lecturer Grade II
Department: Department of English
University Location: K 2 102
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Educational Qualifications:
M.A. in ELT (University of Reading)
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Kelaniya)
Teaching Experience:
Over 15 years of teaching undergraduate courses in English literature and language
Over four years of teaching postgraduate courses and supervision in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Administrative Experience:
Acting Head, Department of English,  December 2013- January 2001
Coordinator of the departmental external degree programme
Research and Publications:
Books:
Studying Literature and Society Handbook co-authored with Oranee Jansz and Ranjith Goonewardena, published by the English Association of Sri Lanka and the British Council, 1993
Studying Sri Lankan Literature in English Handbook co-authored with Geetha Premaratne and Rajiva Wjesinha, published by the English Association of Sri Lanka and the British Council, 1992
Studying Poetry for Students of English Handbook co-authored with Geetha Premaratne and Rajiva Wjesinha, published by the English Association of Sri Lanka and the British Council, 1992
Studying Literature for students of English Handbook co-authored with Geetha Premaratne and Rajiva Wjesinha, published by the English Association of Sri Lanka and the British Council, 1992
Research Articles:
Sri Lankan English or not? Lexical negotiations in Post-colonial Women’s Writing in Sri Lanka. In Continuities/Departures: Essays on Post-colonial Sri Lankan Women's Creative Writing in English, Women’s Education and Research Centre (WERC), Colombo. March 2011.
Sri Lankan English and Teaching English in Sri Lanka. Extended article in Teacher Guide: Resource Material for Teaching Spoken English, English as a Life Skill Project, Presidential Secretariat and the Ministry of Education, Colombo. 2009, revised 2010.
Carl Muller’s Trilogy on the Burgher community: a reaction to “the Global Orthodoxy”. In Sahitya Vishesha Kalapaya, Journal of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 2009
Creating an interest in Reading as a Second Language. In The SLELTA Quarterly Vol 7 Issue 2, Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association, Colombo, 2007
Domestic Goddess to “Black Bitch: The Representation of Women in Carl Muller’s Fiction. In Gender, Society and Change, Centre for Women’s Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2005
Carloboy Outdoors: Trees and the Jungle in Carl Muller’s Writing. In Voice of Women, Vol 6:3. August 2004
Edited volumes:
English in 60 Hours advanced certificate for adults – resource guide for teachers. Published by the English as a Life Skill (Presidential Secretariat’s Special Initiatives Unit) (in press)
English in 100 Hours certificate course for adults – Resource Guide for teachers. Published by the English as a Life Skill (Presidential Secretariat’s Special Initiatives Unit), 2011
English in 100 Hours certificate course for adults – Student Activity Book. Published by the English as a Life Skill (Presidential Secretariat’s Special Initiatives Unit), 2012
English for equality, employment and education: proceedings of the 4th International SLELTA Conference. Co-edited with Dr. Dushyanthi Mendis. Published by the Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association, August 2008
A Dictionary of Sri Lankan English, by Michael Meyler. Co-edited with Vivimarie VanderPoorten, 2007.
A Selection of Modern Short Stories in English. Co-edited with Rajiva Wijesinha. Published by International Book House, Kurunegala. 2005.
A Selection of Sri Lankan Short Stories in English co-edited with Rajiva Wijesinha, published by the English Association of Sri Lanka and The British Council, 1992, reprinted 1998.
An Anthology of Contemporary Sri Lankan Poetry in English. Member, editorial committee and student representative, published by the English Association of Sri Lanka, 1988, reprinted 1992 and 1998.
Recent Presentations:
Exploring the sociolinguistic reality of Sri Lanka Portuguese and its speakers in Trincomalee: An endocentric view. National Conference on General Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 12 December 2013
Investigating the sociocultural competence of ESL learners through Sri Lankan borrowings in the  classroom. The 22nd MELTA International Conference, Johor Bahru, Malaysia 28 May 2013
Towards and inclusive Standard Sri Lankan English for ELT in Sri Lanka: Identifying and validating phonological features of Sri Lankan English of L1 Tamil speakers. Co-presented with Karuna Sivaji of the University of Jaffna. 7th International SLELTA Conference, Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo, 8 September 2012
Sri Lankan English and Teaching English in Sri Lanka Invited Presentation at “English as a Life Skill” teacher training programme, Royal College, Colombo,  15 March 2010.
Research Interests:
World Englishes
Sri Lankan English and English language teaching
Sri Lankan literature in English
Sri Lanka Portuguese
Current Research Activities:
Sri Lankan English and teaching English in Sri Lanka,  Sri Lankan women’s writing
Memberships and Other Experience:
President, Sri Lanka Federation of University Women, 2008-2011.
Member, Board of Directors, Women’s Education and Research Centre.
Member, Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language studies.
Member, Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association.
Finals judge, Interschool Shakespeare competition (2013).
Semi-finals judge,  the English short story segment of the State Literary Awards (2013 and 2014).