Arts Council of Sri Lanka
State Literary Advisory Board
Dr. Kaushalya Perera

Senior Lecturer
Member Since – 01/2023

Dr. Kaushalya Perera is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she teach linguistics courses. Prior to this, she served at the University of Kelaniya for 15 years, moving to the University of Colombo in 2018. My teaching experience includes designing and teaching courses in English as a Second Language as well as other linguistics courses in the fields of language acquisition (by children and adults) and social aspects of language such as language and identity.

Her research interests are in the areas of discourse studies, language and education policies, and Sinhala pragmatics. She is currently working on three research projects: the impact of World Bank lending on Sri Lankan universities; Sinhala pragmatics; and, children’s digital literacy. My publications appear in the journals Applied Linguistics and Qualitative Research. She is a member of the editorial board of the Qualitative Research journal.

She maintain two online bibliographies of research on Sri Lanka: Biblioseks (on sexuality-related research) and Language in Sri Lanka (on Sri Lankan languages), blog on research at Simplify. You can also find me on twitter (@Kauship1) and Instagram (@ze_ditcher).

She is also the administrator of two student-produced sites on digital media and linguistics: How do children language? and Apps for Kids


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