Monique D.C. Bernardino, Edward Dunhill P. Chico, Faye Margarette G. De Leon, and Phamela Marie S. Edralin, 4th year English Language Studies students, presented their undergraduate papers during the Linguistic Society of the Philippines International Conference (LSPIC) 2019 held from March 7 to 9, 2019 at the De La Salle University, Manila.UST-CTHM reaps awards at National Tourism and Hospitality Student’s Skills Olympics
Out of more than 300 papers submitted to the conference, Bernardino’s “The Effects of Written Corrective Feedback on UST ELS Freshmen’s Essays and Perceived English Writing Anxiety,” Chico’s “Dynamic Versus Formal: A Theolinguistic Inquiry into the English Editions of the Roman Missal,” De Leon’s “The Rise of Meme Culture: Analyzing Philippine Internet Political Memes as Tools for Propaganda,” and Edralin’s “Inside a Criminal Agreement: Examining the Language of Conspiracy in a Cybersex Crime in the Philippines,” were chosen in the themed panels and parallel paper sessions with over 150 presenters.
UST English Department mentor Asst. Prof. Raquel R. Jimenez also presented her paper titled, “Access to Justice through Court Interpreting and Translation Quality.”
LSPIC 2019 highlighted research studies in Philippine Linguistics including the fields of the Philippine languages, Philippine English, language documentation, English Language Teaching (ELT), and Forensic Linguistics. International and local linguists and language practitioners facilitated lectures, themed panels, workshops, poster presentations, and parallel sessions throughout the three-day event.
The keynote lecture was delivered by Edgar Schneider of the University of Regensburg, Germany. It was about the phase of Philippine English in his dynamic model of postcolonial Englishes. Panel discussions included “Linguistics in Asia: Current situation and future directions” by Anne Pakir of the National University of Singapore, Jong-Bok Kim of Kyung Hee University, Andrew Moody of the University of Macao, and Shirley Dita of the De La Salle University. The plenary speakers were David Gil of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Ee Ling Low of Nanyang Technological University, and Marilu Madrunio of the UST Graduate School.
Past presidents of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP) including UST faculty members Asst. Prof. Anna Maria Gloria S. Ward of the Faculty of the English Department and UST Graduate School Dean Prof. Marilu R. Madrunio, Ph.D., were honored before the conference proper. The current LSP president is UST Graduate School Faculty Secretary Assoc. Prof. Alejandro Bernardo, Ph.D., while LSP Treasurer is Assoc. Prof. Rachelle Lintao, Ph.D., a faculty member of the UST Graduate School.
The LSPIC 2020 for next year will be held at the Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.