Rev. Kurupita Assajithissa
Rev. Kurupita Assajithissa Lecturer (Probationary)
Ven. Kurupita Assajithissa Thero is a lecturer (probationary) in Linguistics. He has completed his BA (Hons) in Linguistics in 2016 and Royal Pandith in 2010. His current research for MPhil focuses on Semantic change in Sinhala. Prior to his current position, he worked as a temporary assistant lecturer in Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya and at the same time he worked as a Sign language dictionary translator and a proof reader in collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He specially conduct his researches on Historical Linguistics, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, Structural Linguistics, Sign Linguistics and Sanskrit, Pali and Sinhala Languages

Contact:

Department of Linguistics
(Room Number) K2 120
Department of Linguistics
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Tel: +94 112 908786  / +94 77 5951626
E-mail: thissak@kln.ac.lk




Present Position

Lecturer (Probationary)

Academic Qualifications:

  • M.Phil (Reading)
  • B.A (Hons) in Linguistics
  • Royal Pandith

Specialized Field

  • Historical Linguistics
  • Comparative Indo European Linguistics
  • Structural Linguistics
  • Sign Linguistics

Books:

  • Author, වාග්විද්යා විමර්ශන - 1 සිංහල භාෂාව හා වාග්විද්යාව සම්බන් ලිපි සංගරහයකි. (Linguistic Studies-1 Selected articles on Linguistics and Sinhala language). Colombo, S. Godage and brothers (pvt) Ltd.2017
  • Author, බෞද්ධාගමික කාර්යාශරිත පාලි භාෂා ව්යවහාරය. වාග්විද්යාත්මක අධ්යයනයක්. (Use of Pali Language in Sri Lankan Buddhist Context. A Linguistic Study). Colombo, S. Godage and brothers (pvt) Ltd.2017
  • Author, තුලනාත්මක ඉන්දු යුරෝපීය වාග්විද්යාව 01, ඉන්දු යුරෝපීය භාෂා ගණය (Comparative Indo –European Linguistics- 01, Indo-European Language Family ). Paliyagoda, Vidyalankara Printers.2018

Journals

  • Chief Editor, පඤ්ඤාසාර ශාස්තරීය සංගරහය-2, Bhikshu Union, University of Kelaniya, 2016.
  • Co-Editor, වංසකථා අධ්යයනය " Most vem.Dediyawala Thilakasiri Anunayaka Academic Volume, Sri Dharmarama Pirivena, Dediyawala, 2018.

Research Articals

  • වාක් විචාරාත්මක විගරහයේදී  (Syntax)  ව්යාකරණානුකූල බව  (Grammaticality)  හා පිළිගතහැකි බව (Acceptability)  යන සංකල්පයන්ගේ භාවිතය පිළිබද විමර්ශනයක්(A study on the utility of Grammaticality and Acceptability in Syntax).Pragnasara-1. Ed. Rev. Pahiyangala Sumangala. Bhikshu Union, University of Kelaniya. 2014
  • රකරණ විචාරයෙහි ලා ඉගැන්වෙන භාෂණ රියා පිළිබ`දව සිංහල භාෂාව ඇසුරෙන් විමර්ශනයක්.   (A study on Speech Acts in Pragmatics with reference to Sinhala Language). Pragnasara-2. Ed. Rev. Kurupita Assajithissa. Bhikshu Union, University of Kelaniya, 2016
  • භාෂා පරිණාමයේ රාවර්තනික ලක්ෂණ හා තදනුබද්ධ ආකල්ප.    (On-going changes of the language and attitudes towards it.) Gunananamini. Prof. Gunawardhana Nanayakkara Felicitation Volume. Eds. Darshana Ratnayaka and others. Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, 2016
  • භාෂණ සිංහල ශබ්ද සංස්ථිතිය කෙරෙහි ඉංගරීසි භාෂාවේ බලපෑම. ශබ්ද විද්යාත්මක විමර්ශනයක්. (English influence on the phonemic inventory of Sinhala Language: A Phonological Study) Samprakshana-5. Eds. Ganushka Randula and others. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 2017
  • වර්ණ: සිංහල භාෂාව ඇසුරින් විමර්ශනයක් ' (Syllables: A Study with reference to Sinhala Language) Prof. R.M.W. Rajapaksha Felicitation Volume. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 2017 (In print)
  • සිංහල භාෂාවේ ද්විතීයක දීර්ඝ ස්වර ඇති වීමෙහි ලා බල පෑ  හානිපූරක ස්වර දීර්ඝය. (Compensatory lengthening which caused for developing second long vowels in Sinhala Language) Prof. Ashoka Premaratne Felicitation Volume. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 2017 (In print)
  •  පාලි භාෂාවේ ව්යවහාරික භාෂා ලක්ෂණ. (Colloquial Characteristics in Pali Language) Ven. Demunnawesri Rathanjothi Nayaka Thera Felicitation Volume, S.Godage and Brithers PVT. Colombo, 2017  
  • අපරදිග භාෂාධ්යයනයේ රෝම භාෂාධ්යයන ව්යාපාරය " (Linguistic studies in The Roma Linguistic tradition) Ven. Nawagamuwe Rewatha Thera Felicitation Volume, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 2017 
  • සංලීන පාලි භාෂාව ඇසුරින් විමර්ශනයක් " (Cilitics: An investigation with reference to Pali) Sarada: Part ii – volume xii, Department of Pali and Buddhist studies,  University of Kelaniya, 2017
  • කට: ඓතිහාසික අර්ථ විචාරාත්මක අධ්යයනයක් " ^Kata : A Historical Semantic Study& DHĪ: journal of the Faculty of Humanities, Volume – XXIV, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, 2016/2017
  • පෘෂ්ඨීය සංස්ථිතිය, අගාධ සංස්ථිතය හා රතියෝජන නීත" (Surface Structure, Deep Structure and Transformation rules) Prabha Academic Journal  , Volume - iv, Faculty of Humanity, University of Kelaniya, 2017
  • පාලි භාෂාවේ බටහිර ඉන්දීය භාෂා ලක්ෂණ පිළිබ` ඓතිහාසික වාග්විද්යාත්මක විමර්ශනයක්, (West Indic linguistic characteristics in Pali: A Historical Linguistic Study), Somaprabha Academic Journal, Sri Somananda pirivena, valigama, 2017
  • භාෂා ඉතිහාසය අධ්යයනය කිරීම හා ඓතිහාසික ව්යාකරණය (සිංහල, පාලි , සංස්කෘත භාෂා ඉතිහාසය හා පරිණාමය ආශරිත වාග්විද්යාත්මක පරිදර්ශනයක්*  (Study of the History  of  the language and Historical Grammar), Sri Sumangala Academic journal, Sri Sumangala pivena, variyapola, 2018
  • ඩයෝනීසියස් රැක්ස් ව්යාකරණය පිළිබ` විමර්ශනාත්මක හැ`දින්වීමක් (A critical introduction to Trax’s Grammar),Charana Academic Journel vol-8, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, 2017
  • සංඥා භාෂාවේ පරාමිති පිළිබ` සිංහල භාෂාව ඇසුරින් විමර්ශනයක් (An analysis of The parameters of Sign language with reference to Sinhala Language), Abhiwandana Academic journel, Vidyalankara publication, Kelaniya, 2018
  • මහා විහාරවංසො: පරිදර්ශනක් (An Introduction to Mahaviharawanso), Pali wansakatha Adyayana, Most vem.Dediyawala Thilakasiri Anunayaka Academic Volume, Sri Dharmarama Pirivena, Dediyawala, 2018.
  • භාෂණ සිංහල රියා පාදයේ සංස්ථිතිය. වාක් විචාරාත්මක අධ්යයනයක් (Structure of the Colloquial Sinhala Verb Phrase. A Syntactic Study), Inter-Disciplinary Nature of Sinhala Studies (Conference full paper journal, Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo). Sarasavi Prakashakayo, Nugegoda, 2018

Seminar Papers:

  • 2nd  International Conference at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Kandy, 2014 (in Pali) “Kiṃ pana pāliyaṃ aṭṭhakkharā  sarā  vā dasakkharā. Sabhāva vibhāgo.”
  • Natinal Conference at Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2014 (in Sinhala) ශබ්දාර්ථ සහජ සම්බන්ධතාවක් පෙළෙහි ශබ්දානුකරණාත්මක වචන තුළ පවතී තුලනාත්මක භාෂා අධ්යයනයක්
  • Undergraduate research Symposium at University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, 2015 (in English) “Origin of The Sinhalese composite verbs: A Comparative study”.
  • 1st International Pali Conference at University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 2015 (in Pali) “Kāni saṃyutta kiriyāpadāni ? Vāṇivijjā vīmaṃsanaṃ.”
  • 3rd Internationa Buddhist Conference at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Kandy, 2015 ( in Pali) “Kā vinaya bhāsā: Vāṇivijjā vīmaṃsanaṃ.”
  • 8th annual research conference at Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2015 (in Sinhala)  සිංහල භාෂාවේ නාසිකීකෘත ස්පර්ශ (සඤ්ඤක* ශබ්දයන්ගේ ශබ්ද තත්ත්වය පිළිබ` විමර්ශනාත්මක අධ්යයනයක් 
  • 9th annual research conference at Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2016 ( in English) “West Indic Linguistic characters of Pali Language. A Phonological Survey.”
  • 12th National Conference at University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Colombo, 2016 (in English) “Eastern Indic Linguistic Features of Pali Language: A Historical Phonological Study”.
  • 2nd International Conference on linguistics in Sri Lanka at University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, 2016 (in English) “The Discrepancy between the Orthography and the Phonetic representation of  the Sinhalese inscriptions: A Historical Linguistic study.”
  • 2nd International Conference on Humanities at University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, 2016 (in English) “What is ‘Linguistic interference’; A linguistic study with special reference to the Sinhala and English languages.”
  • 2nd International Pali Conference at University of Peradeniya, Kandy, 2016 (in Pali) “Kiṃ pana punaviggahaṃ: Suttapiṭke Atthasaṅkaraṇādhikicca Bhāvitakamavēdo.”  
  • 10th Annual RASSL Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences at Royal Asiatic Society, Sri Lanka, 2017 (in Sinhala)  රාග්-ඉන්දු යුරෝපීය ස්වර ශබ්ද සංස්කෘත භාෂාවේ නිරූපණය වීමත ඓතිහාසික වාග් විද්යාත්මක විමර්ශනයක්
  • Annual Research Symposium, Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, 2017 (in Sinhala)  භාෂණ සිංහල රියා පාදයේ සංස්ථිතිය. වාක් විචාරාත්මක අධ්යයනයක්
  • 2nd International Conference on Sanskrit Studies, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 2017 (in English) “A Comparative study on the analysis of letters in Paṇinī’s Aṣṭādhyāyi and Thrax’s Téchnē Grammatiké”.
  • 3rd International Conference on Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 2017 (In English) “Structure of Interrogative Sentences of Sri Lankan Sign Language and Colloquial Sinhala Language: A Comparative Study.”
  • International Conference on postcolonial Societies in Transition at University of Ruhuna, Matara, 2015 (in English) “Phonological Survey: How English phonetics interfere with Sinhala Phonetics”.
  • 13th International Conference on Pali And Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University Of Sri Jayawardhanapura, 2017 (In Sinhal)  පාලි හකාරයේ බහු මූලාශරය භාවයථ ඓතිහාසික ශබ්ද විද්යාත්මක අධ්යයනයක්
  • 4th International Conference on Humanities and Social sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, 2018,(in English) “Etymological Sandhi in Pali: A Historical Linguistic Study.”
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