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Name: Neelakshi  C.  Premawardhena (IPA: ni:lakshi pre:mawardena)
Institution: University of Kelaniya
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State and/or Country: Sri Lanka   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): German
Japanese
Sinhalese
Maldivian
Language Family(ies): Japanese Family
Germanic
Indo-European
Selected Publications:
(1) Ch. Premawardhena, N. (2010); Creating a native speaker environment in the foreign language classroom through web based learning. International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL 2010), September 2010, Hasselt, Belgium.
(2) Ch. Premawardhena, N. Integrating Computer aided learning teaching English as a second
Language: A Sri Lankan experience. International Conference on Interactive Computer
Aided Learning (ICL 2009), September 2009, Villach, Austria
(3) Ch. Premawardhena, N. New horizons in Language Learning through web.based teaching.
International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL 2009), September
2009, Villach, Austria.
(4) Ch. Premawardhena, N. (2008). Impact of socio-cultural aspects on language in a changing
world: An analysis of Modern Sinhala In: Marion Grein (Ed.) Dialogue in and between
different cultures.IADA, 53-63 ISSN 1999-5598
(5) Weigand, Edda, Ch. Premawardhena et al. (2008), Concepts of rhetoric, dialogue and
argumentation. In Edda Weigand (Ed.) Dialogue and Rhetoric. John Benjamins,
Amsterdam, pp 285-307
(06) Ch. Premawardhena, N. From dependent learning to learner autonomy through web based
teaching, International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL 2008),
September 2008, Villach, Austria
(07) Ch. Premawardhena, N. Integrating computer aided language learning to enhance English
language skills of Sri Lankan university students, International Conference on Interactive
Computer Aided Learning (ICL 2008), September 2008, Villach, Austria.
(8) Ch. Premawardhena, N. (2007). “How Diplomatic Can a Language Be? The unwritten rules
in a language: an analysis of Spoken Sinhala.” In: Marion Grein & Edda Weigand (Eds).
Dialogue and Culture, John Benjamins:Amsterdam, pp. 213-225.
(09) Ch. Premawardhena, N. (2007) Integrating Literature into foreign language teaching: A Sri
Lankan perspective. In: Novitas Royal. Ed. Arda Arikan. Vol.I.2., pp 92-97. ISSN 1307-
4733
(10) Ch. Premawardhena, N. Web-based teaching as a performance enhancer in foreign
language teaching in Sri Lanka, International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided
Learning (ICL 2007), September 2007, Villach, Austria.

Internationalismen im Singhalesischen (2003). In: Internationalismen- Studien zur interlingualen Lexikographie. Braun/Kolwa/Schaeder/Volmer (Eds)Niemeyer
Reference Devices in Sinhala (2002). In: Pronouns: Grammar and Representation, Wiese,H.;Simon, H. (Eds.), Benjamins
(15) Ch. Premawardhena, N. (2006), Impact of English Loan Words in Modern Sinhala. In:
Amarasinghe, S.; Fonseka, E.A.G.; Ruuskanen, D.D.K. (Eds.). Sri Lanka at Crossroads:
Continuity and Change. Matara: University of Ruhuna. pp 136-146
(16) De Silva, Chandima H. / Ch. Premawardhena, N. (2006), Some Computational Aspects of
Natural Language Understanding: A Case Study of Sinhala. In: Amarasinghe, S.;
Fonseka, E.A.G.; Ruuskanen, D.D.K. (Eds.). Sri Lanka at Crossroads: Continuity and
Change. Matara: University of Ruhuna. pp 146-155
(17) Ch. Premawardhena, N., De Silva, C.H. ICT beyond school education: Challenges and future
perspectives of ICT enhanced Foreign Language Studies. 2nd International Conference
on Information Technology in Schools (ISSEP), Vilnius, Lithuania, November 2006. pp
226-235
Courses Taught: B.A. Special Degree in German

Discourse analysis
Anlysis and interpretation of non-literary texts
Oral & written communication skills
Teaching German as a foreign language
Dissertation Abstract: Referenz-Indizes im Deutschen und im Singhalesischen: Eine kontrastive Studie



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