Mr. Veronico N. Tarrayo, MA, faculty member of the Department of English and a PhD major in English student at the Graduate School, presented a research paper entitled “‘Capturing the Language of Flash Fiction: A Stylistic Analysis of Gémino H. Abad’s “Bettina’” during the February 9-11, 2017 International Conference on Applied Lingustics and Language Education, held at De La Salle University.

Tarrayo’s paper recognized the gradual popularization of flash fiction as a literary genre, which, despite its rising prominence, has not been extensively explored in literary studies. Tarrayo’s paper used Leech and Short’s (2007) schema and attempted to decipher the language code of the said text in terms of the following features: lexical categories, grammatical categories, figures of speech, and context and cohesion. The analyzed piece was Gemino H. Abad’s “Bettina.”

Tarrayo serves as a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of English Language Studies, the official research journal of the Department of English.

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