Several members of the Department read their papers at the 6th Linguistic Society of the Philippines International Conference (LSPIC 2024) at Cauayan City, Isabela, last 11 to 13 April. 

Senior Lecturer Kenichiro Kurusu presented his study on plosive-glide clusters in Tagalog, while Instructor John Michael Vincent De Pano delivered his research titled, “Taste and Taste: Social Class & Prestige in Food-related Articles in the Philippines.”

Students of the MA and PhD Lingg programs also presented their following studies:

  • “A Comparative Analysis of the Focus-Aspect Systems in Three Bisayan Languages: Bantoanon (Asi), Romblomanon, and Capiznon” by Peter Jon L. Mendoza and Emil Isaac R. Conde
  • “Modal Verbs of Some Southern Cordilleran Languages” by Rolien Mark M. Balisi
  • “Multilingualistic Situation in Zamboanga City: Native and Non-native Chavacano Speakers’ Experiences and Perspectives” by Abee M. Eijansantos

DECL Teaching Associate Nicko Enrique L. Manalastas, who published a work in the UP Working Papers in Linguistics in 2022, was given the Best Paper Award for his presentation, “Philippinescapes and Linguistic Landscape Study in the Philippines: Themes, Trends, and Trajectories”. Balisi, meanwhile, was one of the finalists. 

Dr. Aldrin Lee, current LSP president, also moderated a roundtable discussion on the transitions and trajectories in linguistics and language education in the Philippines. PhD Candidate Ryn Jean Fe V. Gonzales (representing the Summer Institute of Linguistics – Philippines) and MA Lingg alumnus Dr. Rodney Jubilado (represetnting the University of Hawaii at Hilo) were among the discussants.

Congratulations to everyone whose papers were accepted for presentation!

For more information, visit the conference website at <>

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