James Gair

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James W. Gair is a linguist in South Asian linguistics. He is a specialist in Sinhala, as well as in Pali, Tamil and Dhivehi. He teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics of Cornell University (Ithaca, New York).


  • Gordon H. Fairbanks, James W. Gair, M. W. DeSilva. Colloquial Sinhalese. Volumes 1 and 2. Ithaca, NY: South Asia Programm, Cornell University
  • James W. Gair. Colloquial Sinhalese Clause Structures. ISBN 90-279-0733-1
  • James W. Gair, W. S. Karunatillake. A New Course in Reading Pali: Entering the Word of the Buddha. South Asia Books, ISBN 8120814401

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