Name: Senior Prof. R.M.W. Rajapaksha
Designation: Chair and Senior Professor
Department: Department of Linguistics
University Location: K2 119
University Address: University of Kelaniya ,Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Telephone: (Extension) 683
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Books

01. Language Acquisition, 1999, Darshaka Publishers, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
02. Introduction to Linguistics, 1995, Piyasiri Printing System, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
03. The Vowel Sounds in Sinhala, 1995, Abhaya Press, Kelaniya,Sri Lanka.
04. The Consonant Sounds in Sinhala, 1994, Sambhawya, Kelaniya,Sri Lanka.

Articles :

01. Nasal Sounds and Nasal Letters, 2006, Sastrodaya Abhinandana, p. 1-3.
02. A Semantic study of the Speech Acts used in the Buddhist Religious Activities in Sri Lanka , Sammani, p. 129-144.
03. Principles of Prosodic Phonology, 2004, Bhashawignana 3, 72-85 pp.
04. Language Planning and Related Problems 2002/2003 Vagvidya 8 175-186 Dept. of Linguistics University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka.
05. Language Usage and Language Problems 2003 Vidusatara 29-38 Vidya Samadi Pirivena Navadagala Sri Lanka .
06. The Conjugation Marker in Sinhala Verb Forms 2002 M.H.F. Jayasuriya Felicitation Volume S. Godage and Brothers Colombo .
07. Sentence Utterance and Mean 7. ing, Dinese 1, Dalugama, Isura Enterprises, 01-08.
08. The Nature of Semantics, 2000, Sambhasha - 11, Department of Education, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, pp. 688 - 692.
09. Problems in Second Language Teaching, 2000, The Peterite, Clarity Prints, Gampaha , Sri Lanka , pp. 06 - 10.
10. Stylistics, 1999, Vagvidya 7, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya , Sri Lanka .
11. Stress in Colloquial Sinhala, 1999, Sadhana 9, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, p. 43 - 49.
12. The History of Linguistics Studies-Kelaniya Period, 1999, Vagvidya 7, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, p. 18-28.
13. Independence and the Future of Sri Lanka , 1998, The Department of Provincial Administration, Colombo.
14. Independence and the Future of the Education in Sri Lanka, 1998, Sambhasha 9, Pirivena Branch of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Isurupaya, Battaramulla.
15. Sound Acquisition in Child Language, 1998, Miniwan P.Tilakaratne and the literary world,Godage Publishers, Maradana, p. 589 - 593.
16. The Usage and Distribution of the Glottal Fricative Sound in Colloquial Sinhala, 1998, Sambhavya 3, Abhaya Press, Kelaniya, p. 86 - 94.
17. A Comperative study of Sinhala and Hindi Vowel nasalization, 1998, Department of Hindi, University of Kelaniya , p. 08 - 15.
18. Speech Styles and Their Use, 1997, Kalyani 7, Piyasiri Printing Systems, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, p. 47 - 56.
19. The Vowel Length in Colloquial Sinhala, 1997, Sahitya Sangrahaya, Piyasiri Printing Systems, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka,
p. 95- 113.
20. An Analysis of Sanskrit Vowels, 1996, Samadhi, Piyasiri Printing Systems, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, p. 224 - 231.
21. An Analysis of Sanskrit Vowels, 1996, Samadhi, Piyasiri Printing Systems, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, p. 224 - 231.
22. A Linguistic Review of the Kumaratunga's Vowel Analysis, 1995, Sambhavya 2, Abhaya Press, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
p. 43 - 47.
23. The Sannaka Letters and Pre - nasalized Sounds in Sinhala, 1995, Satrawindu Lipi Saraniya, Press, Polgahawela , Sri Lanka , p. 109 - 113.
24. Sound Production Mechanism, 1995, G.S.B. Senanayaka Felicitation Volume, Chatura Press, Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka, p. 24 - 30.
25. Language and Communication, 1995, The Peterite, Clarity Prints, Gampaha , Sri Lanka , p. 32 - 35.
26. . The Gender in Sinhala, 1995, Sambhavya 1, Piyasiri Printing System, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, p. 38 - 48.
27. The Central Vowel in Colloquial Sinhala, 1995, Poly Print Press, Diwulapitiya , Sri Lanka , p. 137 - 141.
28. The Stop Sounds in colloquial Sinhala, 1994, Vagvidya 5, Sahana Printers, Werellawatta , Sri Lanka , p. 36 - 50.
29. Pitch : its importance in Grammer and Communication, 1994, Chintaka, Pubudu Press, Kelaniya , Sri Lanka , p. 45 - 46.
30. The diphthongs in Colloquial Sinhala, 1993, Wijayaratne Felicitation Volume, Department of Cultural Affairs, Colombo, Sri Lanka, p. 95 - 98.
31. The Dexis in Colloquial Sinhala, 1993, Sambhasha 5, United Merchants Press, Colombo, Sri Lanka, p. 164 - 168.
32. The ai and au Vowels in Colloquial Sinhala, 1993, Samprekshana 2, Sarasawi Press, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, p. 17 - 21.
33. The Regional Dialects of Sinhala, 1993, Sanskrutika Puranaya, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, p. 28 - 30.
34. The Acts in Sinhala, 1993, Madaya Wimarsi 1, Abhaya Press, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, p. 51 - 59.
35. The Speech Styles in Colloquial Sinhala, 1992, Nuwanata, Ariyasiri Press, Matara, Sri Lanka, p. 07 - 20.
36. The Trill Sound in Colloquial Sinhala, 1992, Sambhasha 4, United Merchant Press, Colombo , Sri Lanka , p. 76 - 78.
37. The Fricative Sounds in Colloquial Sinhala, 1992, Samayawardhana Press, Maradana, Sri Lanka, p. 78 - 86.
38. The Lateral Sounds in Colloquial Sinhala, 1992, Vimalakirti Felicitation Volume, Vidyalankara Press, Kelaniya , Sri Lanka , p.113 - 117.
39. Relevance theory in Pragmatics, 1991, Vagvidya 4, Samanala Press, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka, p. 47 - 54.
40. Social Situations and Speech Styles, 1989, Bhasavijnana 1, Piniponda Press, Radawana, Sri Lanka, p. 110 - 117.
41. Introduction to Pragmatics, 1989, Bhasavijnana 1, Piniponda Press, Radaeana, Sri Lanka, p. 64 - 71.
42. Dialects, 1983, Vagvidya 2, Sarasawi Press, Kelaniya , Sri Lanka , 13 – 18.

Seminar Papers

01. The Vowel System of Sinhalese, Linguistic seminar series, University of York,1985.
02. Phonology of Loan Words of Sinhalese, Department of Phonetics, SOAS University of London, 1987.
03. Phonology of Onomatopoeic Words of Sinhalese, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, SOAS,University of London, 1987.
04. The Systematic Prosodic Relationship Between Polite and Impolite Verb Stream of Sinhalese, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, SOAS, University of London, 1987.
05. Speech Styles of Colloquial Sinhala, Department of Linguistics, 1998 June.
06. Sinhalese Telephone Conversation:A Semantic Analysis, Post Graduate Faculty, University of Kelaniya, 2000 November.
07. Speech Acts in Buddhist Religious Activities in Sri Lanka, Post Graduate Faculty, University of Kelaniya, 2001 October.
08. Problems in Lexicography, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 2006.
09. Diglossia and Its Implications for Literacy, School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, 2007 November.

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