Lintao of AB, GS elected President of Linguistic Society of the Philippines

Prof. Rachelle B. Lintao, PhD, the Chair of the Department of English and Program Lead of the Graduate School English Language Cluster, has been elected as the President of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP), the premier linguistics organization of the country.

Lintao has been elected to lead the 55-year old organization from 2024 to 2027. She was Vice President in 2021-2024 and Treasurer from 2018-2021. She is at the helm of the 12-member board of directors who are from varied institutions and organizations in the country and abroad, namely, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Zamboanga, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, University of Hawaii in Hilo, and Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Lintao is the fourth LSP president from UST. The former presidents include Asst. Prof. Anna Maria Gloria Ward, Prof. Marilu Madrunio, PhD, and Prof. Alejandro S. Bernardo, PhD who are all from the Department of English. Ward and Madrunio currently sit in the LSP board.

Lintao’s research interests include forensic linguistics. Among her recent publications are “Power, Control, and Resistance in Philippine and American Police Interview Discourse” (co-authored with Ma. Kaela Joselle R. Madrunio) and “Readability and comprehensibility of Malaysian construction contracts” (co-authored with Noushad Ali Naseem Ameer Ali).

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