15th Philippine Linguistics Congress

23-25 August 2023
University of the Philippines Diliman

The UP Department of Linguistics, home to the oldest linguistics program in the Philippines, is the premier academic institution that specializes in Philippine Linguistics. The 15th Philippine Linguistics Congress (15PLC) is the centennial conference of the Department, to be held on 23-25 August 2023 at UP Diliman. The conference highlights Philippine linguistics and the state of the art, featuring plenary and invited sessions on the key research areas of the Department: (1) language documentation and description, (2) historical and comparative linguistics, (3) language and culture, (4) Filipino as the national language of the Philippines, and (5) teaching the national languages of Asia. Several pre-conference workshops on methodologies in linguistics and language teaching will also be held on 21-22 August 2023.

We invite junior scholars in the undergraduate (bachelor’s) and graduate (master’s and doctorate) degrees in Linguistics (and its related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences) to submit an abstract for the conference. Considerations are open to topics that intersect with linguistics such as (but not limited to) the following domains:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Foreign language teaching and learning
  • Formal and functional approaches to grammar
  • Historical linguistics
  • Historiography of linguistics
  • Intersections of linguistics with other disciplines
  • Language documentation and description
  • Language planning
  • Lexicography and corpus linguistics

Submission Instructions

  • Abstracts may be in English and Filipino
  • Should not exceed 300 words (excluding the title and list of references)
  • The name of the author/s must not appear on the abstract
  • Include 3-5 keywords
  • A maximum of 3 abstracts may be submitted per person, whether as a sole author or co-author

Abstracts are to be submitted through this form: https://bit.ly/15PLCAbstract

Important Dates to Remember

Deadline of abstract submission

Notification of acceptance

Early bird registration

Pre-conference workshop

14 April 2023 (Friday)

31 May 2023 (Wednesday)

01 June (Thursday) to 31 July (Monday 2023)

21 to 22 August 2023 (Monday to Tuesday)

Registration Fees

Early bird


Php 3,500

Php 6,000

Further details about the registration will be posted soon.


Organizing Committee



Maria Kristina S. Gallego, PhD

Mary Ann G. Bacolod, PhD
Farah C. Cunanan
Maria Kristina S. Gallego, PhD
Jesus Federico C. Hernandez
Jem R. Javier, PhD
Aldrin P. Lee, PhD


Kritsana A. Canilao, PhD
Elsie Marie T. Or
Ria P. Rafael

People & Coordination

Jay-Ar M. Igno
Francisco C. Rosario, Jr.
Vincent Christopher A. Santiago


Kyung Min Bae, PhD
Noah dU. Cruz
Divine Angeli P. Endriga
Michael S. Manahan


Maria Kristina S. Gallego, PhD
Jurekah Chene S. Abrigo