ALARCON, Josephine B.

ALARCON, Josephine B.

Josephine B. Alarcon is a full-time faculty member of the Department of English in the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. She was Coordinator for Languages and Humanities in the Faculty of Engineering from 2007-2010. She is a member of professional organizations like British Council Teacher’s Club, ASIA-TEFL among others. She has read papers in international conferences, and has been a research associate of the University of Santo Tomas since 2008. Her research interests are in the areas of Discourse Analysis, World Englishes, Philippine Engish, Language Education, Forensic Linguistics.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degree 

  • Master of Arts in Teaching – English Language Arts (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines), 2004
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in English (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Manila, Philippines), 1996 
Non-Degree Trainings 
  • Research Ethics Training for Social Sciences – February 27-28, 2018
  • CITED Training – June 13, 18, and 19, 2018
  • Certification Course as Teacher Consultant for The Philippines’ Writing Project – October 22-28, 2016 

Eligibility 

  • Licensure Examinations for Teachers Passer

Research Interests

  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Research Interests

Undergraduate

  • Language and the Media
  • Technical Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Oral Communication in Context
  • Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study
  • Purposive Communication

Major Recognitions

  • Recipient, JASSO Short-Stay in Japan (Yokohama National University, Japan)

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Association of Forensic Linguistics, ASIA-TEFL, and British Council Teachers’ Club
  • Reviewer, Asian Journal for English Language Studies – Volume 7
  • Thesis and Dissertation Editor, UST Graduate School – Office for Graduate Research

Selected Publications

Latest Paper Presentations

  • July 2019 – Analyzing the linguistic features of select republic acts of the Philippines, International Association of Forensic Linguists Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • March 2018 – I don’t get it!: Lexico-grammatical features of Republic Acts in the Philippines , Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Balanga, Bataan (with Danny Balance as co-author)
  • July 2016 – Response elicitation strategies in Philippine courtroom questioning , 2nd Asian Regional Conference of the International Association of  Forensic Linguistics, Manila, Philippines

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