Consuelo J. Paz Lectures
To honor Dr. Paz’s unparalleled contributions to Philippine linguistics and culture studies, the UP Department of Linguistics launched the Consuelo J. Paz Lecture in 2019, as a biennial lecture to be given by a distinguished scholar, whose body of work in the field of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics, and cultural studies enriches our knowledge of language & culture and promotes Philippine languages & dialects.
About Dr. Consuelo J. Paz
Dr. Paz is one of the foremost researchers on Philippine linguistics & cultural studies, having worked in various field sites all over the country for more than 40 years. She promoted fieldwork & participant observation as important ethnographic tools for a holistic understanding of the locality and its culture. Hence, during her term as CSSP Dean, the Inisyatibo sa Pag-aaral ng mga Etnolinggwistikong Grupo (IPEG) was established. Eventually the initiative became a bonafide program, namely, the Programa sa Pag-aaral ng mga Etnolinggwistikong Grupo (PPEG).
Together with Dr. Ernesto Constantino, she is one of the key persons in the formation & development of Filipino as the national language. Her research studies on sociolinguistics have made a major impact in establishing the close relationship of the language spoken by the community and the individual’s identity & sense of belonging.