Translation Studies

Translation Methods

Tamil as a Second Language

Creating a Centre for Excellence in Language and Linguistic Studies

Linguistics as an independent field of study was recognised by the university in 1972 after the establishment of the Department of Linguistics under the Faculty of Humanities. Professor S.L. Kekulawela was the founder Head of the Department of Linguistics.

The vision of the department is directed towards a centre for excellence in language and linguistic studies. With this vision in mind the department disseminates knowledge in different fields of language and linguistics and provides the students with necessary language and analytical skills.

Department of Linguistics of the University of Kelaniya was established in 1972 under the Faculty of Humanities. At its inception the department offered two undergraduate courses; B.A. General and B.A. Special, two certificate courses; Sinhala and Tamil and two postgraduate courses; M.A. (two year research) and PhD. At the moment two undergraduate courses, two certificate courses and three post graduate courses; two year M.A. programme with research component, Mphil and PhD are in operation. The department in addition to Linguistics, Translation methods also offer as one other subject of the B.A.General degree course. In 1998, the department introduced Tamil as optional course for General and Special degree courses. It maintains three external degree courses and two diploma courses.

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