Nimasha Malalasekera

Nimasha Malalasekera

Ph.D. student, Anthropology, University of Montreal

Dissertation title: Veddas Indigènes du Sri Lanka: Idéologies linguistiques, changement linguistique, et construction d’identités

Supervisor: John Leavitt

Co-supervisor: Luke Fleming

Interests: ethnolinguistique, idéologies linguistiques, attitudes linguistiques, langue et culture, changement de langue, identités linguistiques, langues de l’Asie du Sud, politique linguistique du Sri Lanka

Publications

Malalasekera, N. (2019). Postwar reconciliation: Parental attitudes to Sri Lanka’s trilingual education policy (Master’s thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks). Retrieved from https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/22588957.html

Malalasekera, N. (2018). A critical response to Dinoo Kelleghan’s Lankan English: How far do we go?, International Journal of Advanced Research 6(9), 786-789. doi: 10.21474/IJAR01/7734

Malalasekera, N. (2017). The Contact between Sinhala and English Orthography in Online Text Messages      [Full    Text     Article]. KDU Library E-Repository. Retrieved from http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/1821

Communications and conferences

Malalasekera, N. (2019, March). Attitudes of Sinhala and Tamil parents to the trilingual education policy of 2012 in Sri Lanka. American association of applied linguistics (AAAL) annual conference 2019, Conference conducted at Sheraton Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Malalasekera, N. (2018, April). Promoting national reconciliation through trilingual education in post-conflict Sri Lanka. Linguistics student conference, Conference conducted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.

Malalasekera, N. (2017, August). The contact between Sinhala and English orthography in online text messages. Paper presented at the 10th KDU International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.

Malalasekera, N. (2017, February). Parents’ attitudes to bilingual education in trilingual Sri Lanka. 9th international SLELTA conference on the role of English and English language teaching in reconciliation, Conference conducted at the National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka.