Ms. Dinali Fernando
Ms. Dinali FernandoSenior Lecturer Grade II

Contact:

Department of English
K 2 102
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka
E-mail: dinalif@kln.ac.lk (University)
            dinali.fernando6@gmail.com

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 22ndMELTA 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).

Research Interests:

World Englishes
Sri Lankan English and English language teaching
Sri Lankan literature in English
Sri Lanka Portuguese
 

Appointments (Contribution to Teaching & Academic Development):

Senior Lecturer Grade I - Deptartment of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1999.
Visiting Lecturer - Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2000- 2003.
Visiting Lecturer - Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2002-2008.
Visiting Lecturer - Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka, 2003-2004.
International / National Seminar Presentations:
International Conference on Buddha Sasana in Theravada Buddhist Countries - Galadhari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2002.
National Conference On Buddhist Studies - Mahaveli Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka - May, 2003.
Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, Kandy, Asgiriya - November, 2003
Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya - November, 2003 .
HIV/ AIDS Prevention Training Programme, Chiang Mai, Thailand - March, 2004.
International Seminar on Anti Imperialism, Tehran, Islamic Republic Of Iran - June, 2004 .
Imam Khomeini’s Commemoration Speech, Cultural Consulate, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Colombo, 2005.
The Role of Monks after European Colonization - Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India, 2006.
Buddhist Religious Programme, Doha-Qatar, 2006.
International Visitor Leadership Programme - State Department of America, May, 2007.

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