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Name: Dr. C.D.H.M. Premaratna
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Linguistics
University Location: K2 120/3
University Address: University of Kelaniya ,Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Telephone: (Office)+94-112-908-786/ (Mobile)+94-718-007-590/ (Extension) 679
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Educational Qualifications:
Ph. D. in Sociolinguistics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo,, Japan.
M. A. in Sociolinguistics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo,Japan
Special Research Fellow in Sociolinguistics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo,Japan
Graduate Research Student in Linguistics, University of Tokyo,Tokyo, Japan.
B. A. (Honors) degree, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
PracheenaPandith degree ,Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society, Ministry of Education.
Teaching Experience:
Senior Lecturer Grade II, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
Visiting Lecturer, B.Sc External Degree Programme in Speech Language Therapy, Academic year 2009.Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya.
Visiting Lecturer, Academic year 2011/2012 ,Faculty of Art, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Lectures on “Seminar on Research Methodology” (IMAT 22613), Academic year 2011/2012,Department of Drama & Theatre and Image Arts Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.
Lecture on “Theory of Translation and Interpretation”, For Japanese Language Students in Japanese Medium. Academic year 2011/2012,Department of Modern Languages,Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.
Teaching for Foreign Students Outside the country:
Part time Lecturer, academic year 1999 (Comparative study of Texts and Textures). Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Part time Lecturer, academic year 1999 (Joint Lectures). Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Research and Teaching Assistant, April 1999 to July 2004), Graduate School of Language and Society, University of Hitotsubashi, Tokyo, Japan.
Teaching Sinhala for Foreign Students:
Part time Sinhala Language Instructor. November 2004 to March 2005, Daigakushoryn International Language Academy, Tokyo, Japan.
Part Time Lecturer, Academic year 2001 .01.31 to 2002.01.30, International Education Research and Analysis Corporation, Tokyo- Japan.
Part time Sinhala Language Teacher, year 2003. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Komagane Training Center, Komagane City, Nagano, Japan.
Administrative Experience:
Coordinator M.A. in Linguistics 2014 to up to now, Faculty of Graduate Studies,Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.
Coordinator Diploma in Translation and Interpretation. Academic year 2011 to 2014, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.
Research and Publications:
Ph. D. Thesis: The Language Problem in Multi - Lingual State of Sri Lanka -- The Language policy in post-Independence Sri Lanka with Social and political Relationship- (Written in Japanese) Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
M. A. Dissertation: The Language policy in Post-Independence Sri Lanka. --The Language Problem in a Multi - Lingual State -- (Written in Japanese) Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
B. A. Dissertation- Anthropological Linguistics Perspective - (Written in Sinhala as:"Dalandā Māligāwa Āsritha Wāgwyawahāraya---Mānawawāgwidyathmaka Wigrahayak--" )1992. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
History of Sri Lanka as Reflected by Its Sacred Tooth Relic, 20.04.1994, (Written in Japanese) “Sri Lanka Today", Vol.6, Publisher: Iwasa Hiroko, Osaka, Japan.
Environmental Disaster of the Atomic Bomb. 10.09.1995. (Written in Japanese)" The Asian Friends " Vol. 7, No. 44. Publisher: Asia Fellowship Society, Tokyo, Japan.
Will There Be a Peaceful Era in Asia? 07.1996. (Written in Japanese) " Ajia no Jidai " Vol. 1, No.1, Publisher: KusanoUmi, Tokyo, Japan.
Are Japan and Sri Lanka non-religious society (Written in Japanese) Japan Sri Lanka friendship association, No.74. Kanagawa, Kamakura, Japan.
Joint Research:
A linguistic analysis of errors committed in English by undergraduates, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications Online Publication IJSRP, Volume 1, December 2011 Edition Http://www.ijsrp.org/research_paper_dec2011/paper05.html
The Most Prominent Sources of Errors in ESL Learners’ Interlanguage. Authors: J.M.P.V.K.Jayasundara, C.D.H.M. Premarathna, S.G. Sivagurunathan Year Month and Dates: 2013 March 28-30
Source: Proceedings of the 6th Research Conference of The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Page. 75.
Research in Comparative Linguistics field; Application of Statistical Methods, in Sinhala, Tamil, Sanskrit, Hindi, Pali, Bengali, Nepali and Urdu languages. April 2000 to March 31.2003. Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Books:
Editor of Thripitaka Translation (Dana,Siila,Bhava) 1984 to 1987,Publish By the Gangarama Temple, Hunupitiya, Colombo 02 .
Editor Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Vol.06 , Vol.07, Vol.08. 2008.
Research Articles:
A linguistic analysis of errors committed in English by undergraduates. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications Online Publication IJSRP, Volume 1, December 2011 Edition, Http://www.ijsrp.org/research_paper_dec2011/paper05.html
The Most Prominent Sources of Errors in ESL Learners’ Interlanguage. Authors: J.M.P.V.K.Jayasundara, C.D.H.M. Premarathna, S.G. Sivagurunathan Year Month and Dates: 2013 March 28-30 Source: Proceedings of the 6th Research Conference of The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Page. 75.
Seminar Papers:
War and the Language Problem of Sri Lanka (Presented in Japanese)
International Seminar - Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Title: Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy of Sri Lanka (Presented in Japanese)
International Seminar - Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
The effect of the ideologies of language planners in the language policy of Sri Lanka. First National Symposium of General Linguistics 12-12-2013, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.
Presentations:
Pidgin as a spoken and written language -- With Special reference to TokPisin in Papua New Guinea---- Sociolinguistics (Course in Language Interference 25.6.1997) (Written and Presented in Japanese), Graduate School of language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Political and Ethnic Discriminative Lexicon of Sinhala Language. Sociolinguistics (Course in Politico- Social Aspects of Lexicology 16.12.1997) (Written and Presented in Japanese), Graduate School of language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Language Use and Social Status -- Sinhala Language and Social Status in Sri Lankan Society-- (Written and Presented in Japanese) Seminar in Sociolinguistics, 1977, Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Sinhala Diglossia -- The Protection of Diglossia in Sinhala language--09.11.1997. (Presented in Japanese) Seminar in Sociolinguistics, Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Language Problem of Sri Lanka -- Political Dilemma and its Effects in Changing the Language Policy of Sri Lanka-, 18.11.2000. (Presented in Japanese) Research Association in Asian and African Languages and Literature Conference. Tokyo Foreign Language University Tokyo, Japan.
The Language Policy in Post- Independence Sri Lanka -- The Language Problem in a Multi- Lingual State--08.07.1999.
Sociolinguistics seminar (Presented in Japanese), Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
English Education Policy and the Language Problem of Sri Lanka 02, 12, 1999. Sociolinguistics seminar (Presented in Japanese), Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
Research Interest:
Language Planning and Sociolinguistics Field
Current Research Activities:
The discriminative lexicon use in Sinhala language
International & National Workshop/Seminar/Conference & Participation:
Language and Social Cohesion International Language and Development Conference. 17~19 October 2011. Ministry of National Language and Social Integration, Ministry of Education, Australian Government and British Council.
Resource person in the Workshop for preparation of a glossary for Information & communication technology. 26~28 March 2011, Department of Information Technology, National Institute of Education, Maharagama
Workshops on SPSS, 31st July 2008, Department of Accountancy, University of Kelaniay.
Workshop on Microsoft Office 2007, 14th July 2009. ICT Centre, University of Kelaniya.
Awards:
International Awards:
World Peace Ambassador Award. 1995, 50th Peace Forum of Nagasaki an Atomic Bomb, Nagasaki, Japan.
Post graduate Students Representative Award:
Selected as the student representative to address the Convocation Ceremony held at Hitotsubashi University in 1999, Tokyo, Japan.
International Scholarships:
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Scholarship 1998 to 1999, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Government InternationalScholarship’ MOMBUKAGAKUSHO’ 1998-2002, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Japanese Government Scholarship MOMBUKAGAKUSHO’ 2003-2004, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Rural Asia Solidarity Scholarship, 2004, Rural Asia Solidarity Association, Tokyo, Japan.
Extra:
Consultant in the Induction Training Programme for Officers of the Sri Lanka Translators Service. 2012 Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration, Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs.
Resource Person in the Staff Development Programme. 2009, Center for Education of Hearing Impaired Children. Kelaniya.
Resource person in Curriculum Development Workshop, 2010. National Institute of Language Education and Training. Agalawatta.
Member of the Review Panel Of third annual research symposium 2013, 07th February 2013, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintalaya.

 

 

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